Peter Pan / J.--- Now in Portland, Oregon
P.S. Is the downtown still infested with homeless, addicts and punk'd
He didn't take me up on the offer. :(
State Street in Madison had its Scanner Dan's and Cosmo's,
but you knew only a couple dozen faces and it didn't seem epidemic.
Still need to check out Free Geek downtown.
That was the saddest part of Portland that I saw when I visited two
years ago. It was obvious that there were no(t enough) social
services or shelters to make any sort of dent. Portland's homeless
issues seem much worse, more visible, and stinkier than other big U.S.
cities that I have visited in the past 5 years (Chicago, Twin Cities,
L.A., Seattle). And by stinkier I mean the smell of urine on the
streets, not poor personal hygiene.