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'I don't want to die out here': Portland puts homeless camp sweeps on pause amid heat wave

Many homeless people don’t know of the pause in sweeps and are still moving their camps amid these dangerous conditions. PORTLAND, Ore. —...

A month into homeless camp ban, Portland in 'education' phase

Portland's daytime ban on homeless camps has been on the books for a month, though city officials pledged to conduct a "phased-in" approach to enforcement....

Homeless people choose to camp on along Central Eastside train tracks to avoid being swept by the city

Homeless people could face criminal charges if they don't immediately remove their camps from Union Pacific Railroad property. PORTLAND, Ore. — Trains run...

‘I call it jail': How those living in RVs feel about entering Portland's first RV park

One street over from the new Sunderland RV Safe Park, dozens of homeless people live in broken-down vehicles, many of which don’t qualify for the...

‘I feel like a prisoner in my home’: Old Town homeless camp threatens neighbors

People who live near a large Old Town homeless encampment describe being beaten up and threatened with hunting knives while walking to the MAX station....

'We're beating our heads against a wall': Overdoses take lives and a toll on Portland firefighters, with no solution in sight

A KGW crew rode along with Portland Fire & Rescue’s Station 1 for a first-hand look at their response to overdoses downtown. It painted a...

'Portland sucked the life out of her': Mother searches downtown Portland for her homeless daughter

Behind many drug users in downtown Portland are the families suffering while trying to save them. It can be a near-impossible task. PORTLAND, Ore....

Historic downtown Portland building trashed, vandalized by squatters

Squatters have trashed the Charles F. Berg building in Southwest Portland, making it even harder for the owner to sell. PORTLAND, Ore. —...

Portland drug users are getting free supplies, whether Multnomah County distributes them or not

For Portland drug users who know where to look, it’s even easier to find free tin foil and straws than it is to find fentanyl....

7 months off the streets, Portland woman attempts to find security on her own

In the fall, KGW helped a chronically homeless woman move off the streets and into housing. Now we're catching up with Tara Pietromonaco seven months...

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