Why I left a comfy job and sweet apartment in Ohio to live in a van in Portland.
I’m lying on the backseat of a busted old conversion van
that reeks of oil and cigar smoke in the parking lot of a Space Age gas
station near the Portland-Gresham border. It’s not quite 6 am,
For all you Twitter holdouts, Street Roots' social media experiment today may make you rethink your resistance to the 140 character format.The nonprofit newspaper, sold by homeless folks around Portland, is taking to Twitter for 24 hours, putting a fleet of eight reporters on the streets themselves.They're talking to formerly homeless folks, social services, city leaders, police and those experiencing ...
Editor’s note: Darrick Evenson is newly
homeless. For the past five weeks, Evenson, 51, originally from Santa
Monica, Calif., has been living in his 1996 Mitsubishi Galant. Prior to
The Multnomah County Health Department and Street Roots Community Newspaper have released a report regarding homeless deaths in 2011. The report, Domicile Unknown, reveals that one person experiencing homelessness died nearly every week last year in Multnomah County. This is the first review by the Multnomah County and Oregon State Examiner regarding the deaths of those without shelter. The average ...
Occupy Portland forced the city to face its persistent problems with homelessness.
The homeless were back occupying the spaces under the
Burnside Bridge on Monday, one day after their downtown real estate had
been reclaimed by the city over the weekend.
The city shut down the
DJ Nick is back. He needs to get out of here, because DJ Nick is trouble.
He’s just one of the problem people the Safety/Peacekeeping Committee worries about in the Occupy Portland camps.
Sisters of the Road community organizer Brendan Phillips raised concerns in this interview we ran in this week's WW about Mayor Sam Adams' sidewalk plan for downtown Portland, the Rose Quarter and Lloyd District. And now this afternoon, Sisters announced in this statement [PDF] that it opposes the mayor's proposal because the advocacy group says it would "unfairly target people experiencing homelessness ...