'This is definitely not the way to deal with it': Planters installed and soon removed from Laurelhurst neighborhood

Several people spent last Saturday installing planters between the road and sidewalk on SE 37th Avenue near Laurelhurst Park, but they were removed within a day.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland neighborhood of Laurelhurst has been the center of many battles over homeless camps, and it saw another one within the last week. People installed dozens of large troughs, or planters, between the sidewalk and the roadway over the weekend — seemingly to deter camping in that location. But they were dumped out and taken even faster than it took to put them in place.

All that remained on Tuesday afternoon were several piles of dirt

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