‘It’s Getting Worse Every Day’: Drug Use And Crime Strain Portland Business Owners

Posted on AllSides May 31st, 2023
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Local businesses in Portland, Oregon, are frustrated by an uptick in burglaries, theft and crime affecting their storefronts, according to local news reports. Many Portland businesses have said that increased crime has directly affected the success of their stores. A recent survey found that 87% of businesses reported losing customers due to the “Reputation of Downtown.” In northeast Portland, a business owner says crime has cost him thousands, according to KOIN News. In the West Buckman neighborhood, business owner Raquel Coyote says she’s lost count of the number of break-ins...

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