Central City Concern Warns At-Risk Clients a Former Employee Might Have Stolen Their Tax Returns


One of the city’s largest nonprofits serving homeless Portlanders sent warning letters this week to clients who might have had their tax refunds stolen by a former employee. Central City Concern provides Portland’s homeless with healthcare, recover resources, and transitional housing, and helps them find permanent housing and jobs. The letters warned that the former employee may have filed fraudulent ...   More
Thursday, May 1, 2014 KATE WILLSON

City Slaps Dirty Nightclub with Noise Fine

Bass levels were four times limit at 1 am


Old Town’s Dirty Nightclub is getting a little too funky: The city of Portland issued the club a $300 fine yesterday after city noise control caught bass levels bumping to more than four times the allowed sound limit.Dirty, located at 35 NW Third Ave., is inside the city’s controversial Entertainment District, a six-block swath that’s closed off weekend nights to vehicle traffic. Portland Police ...   More
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD and AARON MESH


From Portland’s drunk tank to Old Town to Salem, how booze is hurting (and helping) Oregon.

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Devon is hauled into the Central City Concern Sobering Station, a Portland cop on each arm. He has a dazed, faraway look that, as he puts it, “a whole lot of Hennessy” provides. He’s quickly   More
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Central City Concern's Old Town Clinic Named National Health Care Leader


Central City Concern’s Old Town Clinic is one of a handful of clinics nationwide being singled out by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as an “exemplar practice” for its innovative work making health care more accessible to patients.The clinic, which served more than 4,000 homeless patients last year, is part of a new study by the nation’s largest healthcare philanthropy called The Primary ...   More
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Veterans Day: If You're a Struggling Vet, Read This

As the wars in Iraq and Afganistan drag on, we have a piece of good news for local veterans on this chilly Veterans Day. Next week, Central City Concern will team up with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to hold a Veterans Stand Down [PDF] on Nov. 16 and 17 for vets who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. The free event, complete with a job fair, clothes, and haircuts, will ...   More
Thursday, November 11, 2010 Jacob Pierce


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