Their description of the system:
"Make a request or comment to the City of Portland. We want to hear from you! If you have a request, suggestion, question, or a comment, you can contact us any time that is convenient for you via this form. If you have a public safety emergency, please call 9-1-1."
There are many uses for the system, and several uses that relate to this site. A few basic examples:
- Is there a sidewalk that needs repairing?
- Should they repaint that crosswalk?
- Do you want a bike rack outside your favorite coffee shop?
Just the other day, I had a 'suggestion' that Portland should have 'way-finding maps/signs' around the downtown area to aid both tourists and locals. (Something like this or this) I also mentioned that if a lot of thought was put into their designs, they could become (very) minor attractions themselves. I got a quick and positive response: