A large homeless camp in Southwest Portland is a magnet for homeless youth

PORTLAND, Oregon — It’s hard to find someone in downtown Portland who doesn’t know of the homeless camp along Southwest 13th Avenue and Main Street. It even has its own name: “Camp 13.”

“It’s a pretty tight community honestly,” said 22-year-old Lucky, who’s camped there for just over one year. “A lot of people have been here for like six plus years.”

Lucky moved to Portland from Vermont and lived with roommates. After Lucky was diagnosed with mental health issues, they kicked Lucky out of the apartment, Lucky said. 

Lucky ended up in a tent next to other people their age. 

“It’s a youth camp. The youngest person here

→ Continue reading at KGW TV

Related articles


Share article

Latest articles