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Hotels in bad neighborhoods

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Hotels in bad neighborhoods


A post referred the Comfort Inn in Portland as a “Nice place in a questionable neighborhood”.

Does anyone know anything about the surounding area of this hotel ? Also, what would be the no-go areas inm Portland.

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1. Re: Hotels in bad neighborhoods

The area of 82nd is seedy. Probably not dangerous but there is a fair amount of drug activity and petty crime in that area.

I do not recommend staying there for a visit to Portland.

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2. Re: Hotels in bad neighborhoods

Check prices on hotels. You may find a place for a good price outside of that area.I would suggest The Embassy Suites or if you prefer The White Eagle in inner NE Portland. Both are nice. The White Eagle is a bit sparse, but the price is very good.

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3. Re: Hotels in bad neighborhoods

I figure that unless you really love Elmer's Pancake House or are visiting a relative that lives in that neighborhood, this would be one of the last places I'd recommend in Portland. While it's certainly not as dicey as other parts of 82nd--and much safer than, say, 181st and Burnside, I think you could do a lot better for the same price in other parts of town. In defense of Elmer's, they have a not bad German pancake.

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4. Re: Hotels in bad neighborhoods

Compared to most other major cities there are no real "no go" areas. When I moved back here in 1990 the dangerous parts of town would have been considered nice in LA. Far Southeast Multnomah county has the seediest parts of town, it is unlikely a tourist would get out there. Despite the rennovations Old Town still has the most Homeless and related Unfortunates. Like anywhere it's incumbent on you to keep aware of your surroundings.

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5. Re: Hotels in bad neighborhoods

I surprisingly know just where this hotel is! I would not call it a "bad" area, it is a little run down. If you favor late-night strolls along the streets I would not recommend it. Otherwise it should be as safe as about anywhere in a large city.

If using the MAX use common sense and I'd suggest not late at night. Unless we've seen you competing on "American Gladiators", lol!

If you'd like some other options, give your price range and you'll get more lodging suggestions.

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