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Portland's cleanliness is achieved in part by strict rules against public nuisance activities that are often flouted in many other US cities. For example, jay-walking, littering, and drinking and eating on public transport are prohibited.
 
Portland's cleanliness is achieved in part by strict rules against public nuisance activities that are often flouted in many other US cities. For example, jay-walking, littering, and drinking and eating on public transport are prohibited.
  
Begging is illegal in Portland, but you'll occasionally see beggars on the streets.  Most are homeless people — even the "bums" & "hobos", who occasionally pester tourists for donations, are usually bogus.
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Begging is illegal in Portland, but you'll occasionally see beggars on the streets.  Most are homeless people — even the "bums" & "hobos" dressed in, who occasionally pester tourists for donations, are usually bogus.
  
 
Whilst jaywalking is illegal, it is still a common thing and occurs quite often around the city. Beware though that if a police officer catches you, you might get a warning or end up with a fine if you persist. Put simply: the roads are for vehicles and the footpaths are for people.
 
Whilst jaywalking is illegal, it is still a common thing and occurs quite often around the city. Beware though that if a police officer catches you, you might get a warning or end up with a fine if you persist. Put simply: the roads are for vehicles and the footpaths are for people.

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