Portland homeless affecting tourism

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Portland's image is being damaged by the number of homeless people in the urban core, tourism experts say.

"It's a huge problem. You hear, 'Your panhandlers are very nice,' but it's a problem," said Jeff Miller, president and chief operating officer of Travel Portland, a tourism promotion organization.

"New York City put them in jail and we can't do that, but there's a lack of infrastructure for addressing these problems," said [Feast Portland co-founder Carrie] Welch.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

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