There are some great new stores, and fortunately you do not have to access the mall to access these new stores. In the core of the mall the kiosk vendors are rude, intrusive, and have changed the experience for me. They are agressive and step in front of shoppers, interrupting conversations, make snarky remarks, and so on. One particularly eager vendor waits outside of major entrances, no where NEAR her Dead Sea cart, to try to nab shoppers. I encountered her outside Penny's. Avoiding eye contact does not work- they are so persistant they will come right at you, forcing interaction. Mall security fines them $100 per documentable incident, so you can email Paul DiMarco at clackamastowncenter. to report which cart company accousted you, and he will levy a fine against them, but as it stands now, they consider it part of the cost of doing business. Maybe if enough people start reporting, they will get the hint that this is unacceptable.
Pros: revamped, new stores
Cons: gauntlet of agressive kiosk vendors