Neighbors of a proposed West Burnside site for bottle and can returns pop their tops.
Every day, Rob Wolters sees a lot of the raw city life
outside his condo at West Burnside Street and Southwest 18th Avenue that
he says makes it interesting to live downtown: homeless people sleep
A housing advocate calls for creating neighborhoods of tiny houses to address homelessness.
Michael Withey recalls how Occupy Portland’s takeover of
two downtown parks nearly three years ago was itself overrun by hundreds
of homeless people.
Withey came to
believe that the homeless
Homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too strikes out again in its effort to find a new location.
Six weeks ago, the Portland City Council seemed ready to buy its way out of its most prominent homelessness problem.
The city agreed Feb.
17 to give $846,000 to the leaders of homeless camp
Jesse Cornett blasts Chief Mike Reese for displacing homeless camps east of 82nd Avenue
Portland Police Chief Mike Reese roused the sleeping debate over homelessness for another year Tuesday by announcing a new initiative, "Prosper Portland," to clear downtown sidewalks. He also awakened the ire of East Portland residents, who say police are just shoving homeless camps to the edges of the city. Lents Neighborhood Association chairman Jesse Cornett sent Reese a blistering letter Tuesday, ...
Residents of Right 2 Dream Too question Mayor Charlie Hales’ offer to move them inside.
It’s a quarter to 9 on the coldest night so far this year,
and a 64-year-old man named Misha waits for a turn to sleep in a tent
Right 2 Dream Too—the
iconic homeless camp
Q & A
Mayor Charlie Hales drove himself to WW’s
offices this week in a city-owned Prius. He admitted he was still a bit
woozy from jet lag: He’d just returned from a weeklong trip to China.
The state may evict more homeless than the city but lacks a strategy to offer help.
On Oct. 3, the Oregon Department of Transportation invited
news media to watch as it removed “trespassers” camping on a stretch of
its land between Johnson Creek and Interstate 205.
A week after proclaiming his refusal to give away free McMuffins to homeless people after Portland Trail Blazers games, local activist Jessie Sponberg says he's received plenty of criticism—but no offers to take over the giveaway campaign."I've been called a crybaby by a thousand people," Sponberg says. "Not a single person has offered to stand on my corner. Not one. Not even in jest."For two years, ...
Not every Portland newspaper is cutting back its print editions. Street Roots, the scrappy urban-issues newspaper sold by homeless vendors, is making plans to go weekly. Executive director Israel Bayer announced at the annual Street Roots breakfast Thursday that the nonprofit paper is raising money to pay for two new members of the editorial staff."We're starting a campaign at the end of this month ...