Survey: Downtown businesses reeling from crises

A graphic presentation of the problems facing downtown from the Downtown Portland Clean & Safe survey.

A new survey confirms that most downtown businesses are suffering from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the fallout from last year's political protests and a visible increase in homelessness, vandalism and trash.

According to the most recent version of the regular report conducted by Downtown Portland Clean & Safe, a large number of businesses have lost faith in the future of downtown, with many planning to leave in coming years.