… but that doesn’t mean the writers are winning either. The state is allocating $4 million to clean up graffiti, but will simply throwing money at the issue actually make a significant impact? Will imposing fines or jail sentences make Portland a safer place? And why does graffiti seem so prevalent in Portland? To uncover the answers, CHAOSTOWN embedded with an emerging graffiti artist rappelling off buildings to make a name for themselves, a businessman with contracts for graffiti removal, a seasoned vandal hiding a stash of spray paint worth over $20k, and an 84-year-old man taking matters into his own hands – all in an effort to understand what is really behind the ‘graffiti war’ that nobody seems to be winning.