‘It’s demoralizing’: City clears homeless campsites, but those living on the streets move right back in

City officials said they don’t remove sites that have fewer than eight tents and are clean, with no conspicuous drug use.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Socks, deodorant, and a sleeping mat are just some of the items one man stuffed into his backpack on the streets of Southwest Portland Thursday morning. His friends call him Lobo. He’s been experiencing homelessness for 31 years. 

“I’m getting ready to leave because we’re not allowed to be anywhere,” he said, pulling his red wagon filled to the brim with backpacks and food. “It seems as if they’ve made it illegal to be a person in Portland.”

He was

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