True. But Portland is much larger and it’s easier to avoid gang activity. Just stay away from King, most of Lents, Rockwood; keep the kids away from Jefferson and Madison High Schools. Demographics here still don’t indicate as much of a danger for gang activity as does Franklin County (55% Hispanic).
Is that your main criterion for avoiding an area? Hispanophobia? How do Hispanic FReepers feel upon reading that?
I have never once personally encountered gang activity in my 50+ years in the Tri-Cities. Yes, there is some, but it has never affected me. Maybe someday it will. At least we don't have cross-ethnic gang rivalries as Portland & Seattle do. lol