Portland Water District to host meeting on 'graffiti wall'

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PORTLAND — Public comment about the “graffiti wall” near East End Beach will be heard at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Portland Water District, 224 Douglass St.

The PWD Trustees Planning Committee has invited public comment after East Bayside resident Jay York asked trustees to stop allowing the public to spray paint a retaining wall at the district’s water treatment plant.

The wall, along the East End Trail, has been considered a public art space for 15 years. York has suggested it should be replaced with a mural.

Trustees in December said they do not expect to make any decision on the wall until February.

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  • disjohngo

    Portland should employ graphitti artists to create murals in and around the city for festivals or for the summer tourist season much like Reykjavik does. It doesn’t look terrible and I rather enjoy seeing artist work in the community in its multiple forms and graphitti murals should be encouraged not outright banned. It is a step in the wrong direction to limit or ban it.