21 And Over

Homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too strikes out again in its effort to find a new location.


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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    More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 AARON MESH

Camping Trip

City Hall is looking at 21 new sites for a homeless camp. But only a few options are serious.


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Finding a dream home for a homeless camp is an unusual assignment for commercial real-estate broker Cushman & Wakefield. But as the company helps Portland City Hall pick possible locations to    More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 AARON MESH

Cold Dreams

Residents of Right 2 Dream Too question Mayor Charlie Hales’ offer to move them inside.


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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 with strangers. Right 2 Dream Too—the iconic homeless camp    More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Right 2 Dream Too Property Owner Says The City Has Offered to Buy His Land

UPDATE: PDC confirms $1.2 million appraisal

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UPDATE, 2:01 pm: Portland Development Commission spokesman Shawn Uhlman confirms the agency has given Michael Wright a $1.2 million initial appraisal for his land. "That price could come down," Uhlman says.  ORIGINAL POST, 11:51 am: The owner of the property that currently hosts homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too says he's received a verbal offer from the Portland Development Commission to buy ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 AARON MESH

Hales Wants Right 2 Dream Too in This Old Town Warehouse

UPDATE: Camp likely to reject offer, its lawyer says.

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UPDATE, 5:30 pm: The lawyer for homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too says the camp is likely to turn down the warehouse site offered by Mayor Charlie Hales today. "It does not appear that the Hoyt Street option is a viable option," Mark Kramer says. "It would put Right 2 Dream Too out on the street in 15 months."Kramer tells WW he'll meet with the Right 2 Dream Too board tomorrow, but that he still believes ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Unhappy Campers

A stickler for City Hall process, Amanda Fritz takes a new tack with Right 2 Dream Too.


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City Commissioner Amanda Fritz has always demanded that City Hall follow its own rules. She often railed against ex-Commissioner Randy Leonard’s backroom maneuvers and held up the City Council o   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 EMILY SCHIOLA

Pearl District Neighborhood Association and Homer Williams May Sue City Over Homeless Camp Move

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The Pearl District Neighborhood Association voted last night to release $10,000 in funds for legal action against the City of Portland over City Commissioner Amanda Fritz's plan to move homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too beneath the Broadway Bridge.Neighborhood Association president Patricia Gardner tells WW the group is weighing whether to sue the city or challenge it at the state's land-use board. She ...   More
 
Friday, September 13, 2013 AARON MESH

City Reaches Deal to Move Right 2 Dream Too

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The City of Portland has reached a deal to move homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too from Old Town to a property under the Broadway Bridge, says the camp's lawyer.WW reported last week that City Commissioner Amanda Fritz was trying to broker a deal with the camp and Old Town property owner Michael Wright to lease a Portland Development Commission property under the bridge. "We have reached an agreement," ...   More
 
Friday, September 6, 2013 AARON MESH

VIDEO: Here's What It's Like Inside Right 2 Dream Too

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Homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too has returned to the headlines this week with revelations City Commissioner Amanda Fritz is trying to broker a deal to move the camp beneath the Broadway Bridge. Talks between the city, the camp and property owner Michael Wright have grown rocky, and the Pearl District Neighborhood Association has sent an appalled letter asking Fritz to scrap the plan. The Portland Mercury ...   More
 
Thursday, August 29, 2013 SARA SNEATH

Pearl District Neighborhood Association Doesn't Want Homeless Camp Under Broadway Bridge

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The Pearl District Neighborhood Association has sent a letter to City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, objecting to her plan to relocate homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too under the Broadway Bridge. WW reported Tuesday that the camp's lawyer, Mark Kramer, said the city told him last night that a deal to move the camp had crumbled. The agreement would move Right 2 Dream Too from Old Town/Chinatown to underneath ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 AARON MESH

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