Portland officials hope more security guards will deter SmartPark smash-and-grabs

PBOT officials said they hope the additional guards will deter criminals. The city-operated downtown parking garages have been dealing with smash-and-grab incidents.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The SmartPark garage at Southwest 4th Avenue and Yamhill Street was busy Tuesday. Among the drivers pulling in was Sam Klausen, but she said leaving her car in the garage gave her some anxiety due to what happened only a month ago.

“I parked my car on the fifth floor and I came back to my car and the back window had been smashed out,” she said. “Very frustrating.”

Other drivers pulling in Tuesday said they hadn’t personally had

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