Police Sweep Through Growing Homeless Camp Near Eastbank Esplanade


For the past few weeks, the homeless camp near the Vera Katz Eastside Esplanade has been getting more crowded. Two dozen tents hugged the sidewalk along Southeast Main and Madison streets, under the Interstate 84 northbound ramp off of I-5, and just a few blocks from the Willamette River. Today, the tents have largely disappeared and campers have been dispersed, some just a few blocks away. Portland ...   More
Saturday, May 16, 2015 ANTHONY MACUK

Mayor Charlie Hales Announces New Deal for Right 2 Dream Too


Mayor Charlie Hales announced Wednesday a deal to move the Old Town/Chinatown homeless camp known as Right 2 Dream Too to the Central Eastside Industrial District.The announcement—though not yet finalized—could cap nearly four years of high-drama negotiations that have surrounded Right 2 Dream Too since it popped up at the gates of Chinatown in 2011. That's if leaders in the CEID allow the deal—a ...   More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

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


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.


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.

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


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


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


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