- Neighborhood in Louisville, KY
Rating 3.14 out of 5 7 reviews
There’s a lot to be said about Portland. The amount of problems related to drugs that Portland has is just astounding. Sure, there are people coming in and trying to make it better, but you can’t change the neighborhood unless you can change the people- and that’s just another thing no one can do. It’s their way of life and no one wants to change. Portland used to be a good place where there weren’t any problems with drugs, alcohol, trash everywhere and people wanting to kill each other but that time is long gone and I, for one, don’t see it ever coming back.
Great place to buy a cool home, fix it up, and wait for the rebirth. In the meantime, you have to deal with stone-headed natives who don't want progress, just cheap rent. They make a lot of noise, but the remedy for that is the new people moving in. The location can't be beat, and there are artists and restaurants doing some cool things. Now is the time to buy before it gets priced out, like other neighborhoods. Yes, there are druggies and bums, but fresh homeowners who care about their properties will drive them out. Portland is like the Last Frontier of Louisville, and it needs pioneers. Don't let the screaming natives scare you away, buy a house, move in, and shut them up. This neighborhood has the potential to be the next Butchertown.
I absolutely adore this neighborhood. I lived here as a kid and moved away in my teens. I recently moved back and bought a home. It has amazing history and good bones. The architecture is diverse and offers homes that can be made to reflect all sorts of styles. It's a great place to get that fixer upper you can pay off and still put your own touch on it! I am one more artist living here that sees how beautifully eclectic we can create our neighborhood to be!
portland I up and coming. there are people who are putting money in to houses and buildings in the area. it has a garbage problem and a drug problem but if people keep working to beautify it I believe it become a great neighborhood
I am a single mother of three children and because of some financial hardships, we moved to a more affordable place. We were blessed by a former landlord and a property available with which he was willing to waive the deposit, because we would be homeless otherwise. So,we packed up and moved to the Portland, with a fair warning that it wasn't for us. As we moved in, people were helpful and friendly to us, we were really impressed by the immense character. But, the bad was visible with the trash and neglect everywhere.We are very heartbroken and scared by the circumstances. Soon after we got here we realized we were in the middle of so much danger and chaos. I am embarrassed and ashamed to have to say this about a part of my beloved city,but also because I had no other option but to expose my children to the fear and detriment in this neighborhood. The gunshots and drugs around us being great fear and worry to us every day. I would not recommend this neighborhood to anyone else.
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