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.

PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s been just over a month since the city of Portland enacted a daytime ban on homeless camping. It’s been a plan in the works for months, yet tents still dot many Portland sidewalks. There’s a simple reason for that: The city is not enforcing the ban until the fall.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler proposed changes to the city’s rules around homelessness back in May to align with new state requirements under House Bill 3115, passed in 2021. Wheeler

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