Why Portland is Putting Up Official Graffiti to Deter Vandal Graffiti

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You don’t have to go far in Portland to find buildings, walls, and signs covered in graffiti. It’s certainly nothing new — but state and local leaders have poured money into the cleanup efforts earlier this year, hoping to lessen the problem.

Now a local crew — Graffiti Removal Services — contracted by the city, is fighting back in an interesting way: putting up what is, essentially, preventative graffiti.

“I wouldn’t really call it tagging buildings,” said Paul Watts, owner of Graffiti Removal Services. “We are cleaning them up, and usually the property owner knows that we are doing it. We are putting something up there that sparks a little bit of conversation.”

“We have the PDX rose. We have the two Sasquatch’s holding a salmon and walking over the hillside. Just something fun.”

The unique, stenciled designs aren’t just a conversation starter. Watts explained they’ve proven to be an effective tactic to ward off vandals.

“You know I’ve been in business in Portland here about nine or 10 years, and really like murals in town, if you put a mural up, they have a little bit of a code of ethics that they will not hurt the mural they don’t tag murals,” he said.

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