Travel Portland presents telling tourism report to city council
Portland’s reputation isn’t the greatest. That’s the big takeaway from a city council meeting Wednesday morning, when Travel Portland presented a telling tourism report.
In the meeting, Commissioner Mingus Mapps started by bringing up some reputation concerns.
“Here’s the problem,” said Commissioner Mapps. “Around the world, too many people associate Portland with homelessness and homicide.”
“Today, a significant chunk of humanity is afraid of spending time and money in our city,” he continued.
That skepticism surrounding the city is holding back major economic recovery, according to the President and CEO of Travel Portland.