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Old 07-11-2009, 10:57 AM
 
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Portland is overrun with gangs..We have gang members associated with the Bloods, Crips, Latin Kings, the Warriors, and Newsies...

Actually as another poster pointed out, our biggest gangs in inner Portland neighborhoods these days are probably the biker gangs..And by biker gangs I mean either the spandex warriors on their sooped up road bicycles or the wannabe bike messenger hipster types on their fixies (fixed gear). Watch out for these types--they are not to be trifled with, especially if you happen to be an SUV driver from the suburbs or pedestrian walking through their "turf"(bike paths).

The further east neighborhoods of outer SE Portland and Gresham might be another story in regards to gangs..although I haven't had a reason to go there in years, so I have no idea what actually goes in that area.
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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The further east neighborhoods of outer SE Portland and Gresham might be another story in regards to gangs..although I haven't had a reason to go there in years, so I have no idea what actually goes in that area.
It's like a whole other world out that way... One that most people never venture into or out of.

When people move to Portland they usually don't move there so... Gangs are a growing problem, but still pretty much not a big issue.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Lewis & Clark campus is located closer to Lake Oswego, Burlingame neighborhood. Forest Heights is about Cornell Road and Skyline (NW Portland west of the crest of the hill)... not particularly convenient to L & C campus.
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:16 AM
 
Location: looking at -charlotte, nc
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gotcha.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I think if you go looking for gangs or trouble, you'll find it. If you move to Portland (or anywhere, really) and mind your own business and don't hang out with drug dealers and gang bangers, you'll be fine. Seriously, it sounds like you are seeking out where to run into gang members than how to avoid them. I mean, I could have sat next to a gang member on the MAX this morning for all I know, and (gasp) I even have a red shirt on right now. But I'm not trying to sell drugs to anybody, nor am I hassling people in an alley, whatever. Hence it doesn't matter what color shirt I wear. Now there are definately areas where I wouldn't hang out after dark by myself under the guise of "minding my own business," because yes, there are dangerous areas in Portland. But you aren't going to get targeted by a gang member if you are Joe Blow wearing a red/blue/pink/cerulean tee shirt.
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Portland
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Gangs are a problem all over the metro area. In the last few years, the only area that I have not seen or heard about any gang problems was SW Portland. Everywhere else, N, NE, SE, Downtown, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Gresham, Vancouver...growing gang problems!

It's true that it might not be as bad as other parts of the country, but it is all in the eye of the beholder.
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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I keep reading about SE Portland. My Husband and I are moving here: SE Naegeli Drive. Now I am scared that this is a really bad area. Guess we will be looking somewhere else.
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Old 07-14-2009, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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SE Naegeli is near Powell Butte. Not a bad area at all, as far as I know.
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Old 07-14-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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Has anyone heard of the Hoover Criminals? I heard about them on the History Channel on a show called Gangland. They are in Portland.
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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The Hoover criminals are mostly children.

I find that most real gang activity in Portland revolves around prostitution. Slanging drugs on the street is apparently rough when no one leaves their homes for 9 months out of the year. Strip clubs and hookers are a major source of entertainment for people here. This blind eye turned towards pimping provides a niche for Portland gangs that works fairly well. Why shoot people when there is money to be made off of middle aged white guys?
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