Mayor Charlie Hales Wants to Replace Homeless Camp with Food Carts at City Hall

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Mayor Charlie Hales' decision to evict a growing homeless camp from the Southwest 4th Avenue sidewalk is only the first stage of a plan to transform the plaza in front of City Hall. The next step: food carts. WW recently learned Hales met with staffers in the city's facilities department in recent weeks to discuss adding food carts, coffee carts and tables to the City Hall plaza and lobby—essentially ...   More
Monday, July 22, 2013 AARON MESH

Vanifest Destiny: When In Roam

Why I left a comfy job and sweet apartment in Ohio to live in a van in Portland.

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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,    More
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 PETE COTTELL

Street Roots Makes Twitter Worth It Today


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 ...   More
Thursday, December 13, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Notes From a Newbie Homeless Portlander

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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 becoming h   More
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 DARRICK T. EVENSON

Death on the Streets: About One Homeless Person a Week Dies in Multnomah County


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 ...   More
Friday, April 27, 2012 CODY NEWTON

Homeless, Not Faceless

Occupy Portland forced the city to face its persistent problems with homelessness.

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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    More
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 BRENT WALTH

Notes From the Occupation

48 hours inside Occupy Portland.

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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.  Th   More
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 AARON MESH

Homeless On Wheels

More people, including families, are living in their vehicles around Portland.

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Chris Nguyen is a Lincoln High School sophomore who wants to be a civil engineer. He likes to make bows and arrows, scale models of catapults and other medieval weaponry   More
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 SHAE HEALEY

Sisters Of The Road Opposes New Sidewalk Proposal

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 ...   More
Thursday, April 1, 2010 HANK STERN


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