Graffiti is a growing problem all over Portland. Now, taggers are going to great lengths to make their mark and "express" themselves to the point that they are scaling tall buildings and using harnesses to propel themselves down to what are being called "heaven spots" on tall buildings, under bridge overpasses and other areas that are dangerous to get to. All this according to Mark Watts, owner of Graffiti Removal Services reports Koin News on Oct. 28.
Portland is known for some of it's fine graffiti that the city, building owners, and companies have requested be placed on some buildings. Not only do many of the roses that cover some of Portland's prominent buildings represent the City of Roses, but they also cover up other more offensive graffiti that couldn't simply be washed away.
Cathedral Catholic School in downtown Portland says that they have been hit by graffiti several times, and while it never seems to be offensive it is a large enough annoyance that the school has the removal service on speed dial to remove it.
Does your city have a graffiti problem? What steps has your city taken to fix the problem that could help Portland?