VIDEO: Ted Wheeler Says People Are Sleeping In Cars On His Street


Oregon treasurer and newly-minted Portland mayoral candidate Ted Wheeler sat down with WW’s news staff Tuesday morning to discuss his bid to unseat incumbent Mayor Charlie Hales. He opened by declaring City Hall had failed to address “a crisis on the streets of this city.” His salvo made clear Wheeler intends to hammer Hales early and often on Portland’s high rate of homelessness. Homeless ...   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 WW Staff

The Oregonian Admits Troll-y Letter Was

Paper has not yet admitted traffic-driving post was totally fake.


Earlier today The Oregonian's commentary team set the internet aflame with a letter by one Andre Marcel of Bend calling Portland a "frightening" and "nasty" place. Marcel allegedly brought his family to the city to enjoy the Rose Parade, only to find that it had "degenerated into filth" and become a place where "sidewalks are, in reality, human toilets." "Having grown up in ...   More
Monday, June 8, 2015 LIZZY ACKER


The mayor’s office calls the Eastside Esplanade unsafe. Will Hales’ homeless policies make a difference?

News Stories
James Noel has seen a lot of changes in his neighborhood, which consists of a narrow sidewalk against a chain-link fence that runs along Southeast Main Street, with the northbound ramp to Inters   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 ANTHONY MACUK

Seeking Redemption

Neighbors of a proposed West Burnside site for bottle and can returns pop their tops.

News Stories
Every day, Rob Wolters sees a lot of the raw city life outside his condo at West Burnside Street and Southwest 18th Avenue that he says makes it interesting to live downtown: homeless people sleep   More
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 SAMI EDGE

Small Comfort

A housing advocate calls for creating neighborhoods of tiny houses to address homelessness.

News Stories
Michael Withey recalls how Occupy Portland’s takeover of two downtown parks nearly three years ago was itself overrun by hundreds of homeless people. Withey came to believe that the homeless   More
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 CAMBRIA ROTH

21 And Over

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

News Stories
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

Lents Leader: Police Homelessness Plan Ignores East Portland

Jesse Cornett blasts Chief Mike Reese for displacing homeless camps east of 82nd Avenue


Portland Police Chief Mike Reese roused the sleeping debate over homelessness for another year Tuesday by announcing a new initiative, "Prosper Portland," to clear downtown sidewalks. He also awakened the ire of East Portland residents, who say police are just shoving homeless camps to the edges of the city. Lents Neighborhood Association chairman Jesse Cornett sent Reese a blistering letter Tuesday, ...   More
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 AARON MESH

Cold Dreams

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

News Stories
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

Goofus & Gallant Go To City Hall

One year ago, we elected Charlie Hales as Portland mayor. Did we get a loafer or a leader?

Cover Story
It was a year ago that Charlie Hales waved to a cheering election-night crowd at the nightclub Holocene, embraced his landslide victory as Portland’s mayor and told    More
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 AARON MESH

Hotseat: Charlie Hales

The mayor defends his first year in office.

Q & A
Mayor Charlie Hales drove himself to WW’s offices this week in a city-owned Prius. He admitted he was still a bit woozy from jet lag: He’d just returned from a weeklong trip to China. But Ha   More
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 WW Editorial Staff


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