• RV campsite plan stirs opposition (Jan. 2024)

    RV campsite plan stirs opposition (Jan. 2024)

    News that 315 homeless people died in Multnomah County in the last reported year has heightened the debate over the City of Portland’s planned 150-unit facility for homeless people near North Columbia Boulevard. The Multnomah County Health Department announcement also showed that deaths of people experiencing homelessness have increased an average of 29 percent per…

  • St. Johns RV campsite plan emerges (Dec. 2023)

    St. Johns RV campsite plan emerges (Dec. 2023)

    Key details are emerging for the City’s new 150-unit homeless encampment to open near North Columbia Boulevard in early 2024.  The facility will have 130 parking spots for RVs and campers, 20 pods for individuals and no tent spaces, said Hank Smith, a project staffer for Mayor Ted Wheeler. The facility will be at 10505…

  • RV homeless campsite set for St. Johns (Nov. 2023)

    RV homeless campsite set for St. Johns (Nov. 2023)

    A city-managed RV homeless encampment with nearly 200 spaces is coming soon to the St. Johns area, Mayor Ted Wheeler announced Oct. 26.  The camp will also have tent and pod spaces in the city-owned property at 10505 N. Portland Road near Columbia Slough. “The need in our community far exceeds available resources,” Wheeler said, “and I…