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I'm okay with some filming here and there around town, but I hope it doesn't get out of hand. I lived in a place (NYC) for many years where there was a lot of filming around town, and it can get really annoying and be a big inconvenience. Being told "no you can't cross the street right now" when you're just trying to get to work (or home from work) or get some groceries gets old pretty quickly. Plus, there's the tendency of PA's to take out their job frustrations on the public -- they turn into little Cartmans (as in "You Will Respect My Authoritah!") on a dime. There was just an incident last week in which an irate New Yorker headbutted a PA who was preventing him from getting to the store. I'd hate to see that kind of thing happen here.
Keep film/TV production in perspective, understand that people live here and Portland isn't just some giant backlot for Hollywood types to fly into for a few days a week.
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