DOWNTOWN PORTLAND, OR
CLEAN & SAFE DISTRICT

Spike in discarded syringes littering Portland

Increase in drug use, homelessness fuels piles of dirty needles.


Apr 18, 2017
Clean and Safe, a program managed by the Portland Business Alliance that focuses on the core downtown business district, cleaned up close to double the number of needles in 2016 from 2015: 16,882, up from 9,897. Clean and Safe employs many formerly homeless folks in a recovery program to clean up needles and garbage downtown.

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