- Apr 6, 2007
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What are people's thoughts on Portland and Seattle? I was recently on a trip with many people from those two urban areas, and they mentioned their downtowns had become really bad with vacant storefronts, homeless people, drugs, graffiti, dirty streets, lack of pedestrian traffic, etc. I was really defending Boston as "doing a lot of things right" in relation to the post-pandemic, post BLM rallies, etc. I know we have a big problem at Mass & Cass, but it seems to be concentrated there as opposed to Downtown Crossing, Back Bay, North End, etc. I still think of Boston as really clean and relatively safe. Do people have the same impression?