After a full year of riots, Portland is taking desperate measures to rejuvenate its tourism industry. Really desperate measures – like taking out ads in the New York Times.
According to the New York Post, “Tourism officials in Portland took out a full-page ad in the New York Times to urge visitors to come to the northwest destination despite the continued unrest — insisting that they have “faith in the future” of the besieged city.”
That “continued unrest” they are referring to, is a reference to the constant rioting. It’s gotten so bad, the riot control team quit en masse; more than 50 officers walking out.
And it doesn’t look like it’s getting better any time soon.