Impact of a single homeless camp: $18,347 in cleanup, 1,000+ complaints, endless conflict
PORTLAND, Ore. — The busy stretch along Southeast Powell and 57th in Portland is no place to call home. Piles of trash and unknown waste surround the tents, and broken vehicles are sprawled across a frontage road.
This troubled space serves as a vivid example of the more than 100 large homeless encampments spread across the city. These growing tent communities are now part of the fabric of Portland — they surround us. And many neighbors have run out of patience.