How to Help

As Cold Weather Bears Down, Help Is Needed in City Warming Shelters

Shelters are open throughout Multnomah County—but without volunteers, there's a limit to how many people they can serve

12/29/2021 By Cami Hughes

News You Can Use

5 Stories That Defined Oregon in 2021

Rising temps, a juicy governor’s race, a persistent pandemic, and more

12/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Spaces

Trauma-Informed Design Turns an Old Church into a Family Shelter

With pro bono help from a local designer, Family Village has soft curves, open sight lines, and a sense of place.

12/10/2021 By Angela Uherbelau

Light a Fire

How 4 Nonprofits Stepped Up in the Pandemic

Vaccine clinics, mental health hotlines, hot meals, business support—these groups got help to those who most needed it.

11/30/2021 By Julia Silverman and Margaret Seiler

Sponsored Content

Organizing a Fresh Start for Houseless Veterans

Do Good Multnomah’s partnership with California Closets of Oregon leads to efficient storage solutions that help veterans transition from the streets.

11/08/2021 By Ben McBee

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, October 25-31

Vaping bans, the straight scoop on tourism, and Halloween's back, baby.

10/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

News

Portland Street Response Gets an A on Its Report Card

Researchers from Portland State's Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative recommend a citywide expansion of the program.

10/05/2021 By Karly Quadros

Homelessness

At Long Last, Portland Announces 3 Locations For 'Safe Rest Villages'

Only 180 people will be able to move in; three more sites are expected to be announced soon.

09/30/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Can People for Portland Really Save the City?

Dan Lavey and Kevin Looper put city politics on full blast.

09/10/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week

Here’s your cheat sheet to what everyone in Portland will be talking about this week

08/30/2021 By Julia Silverman

Sponsored Content

Addressing Houselessness – Building Lasting Change

Local firm Walsh Construction Co. partners with Central City Concern on three new facilities to help aid Portland's unhoused population.

08/04/2021 By Ben McBee

Real Estate

Five Years in the Making, Argyle Gardens Is a Departure for Affordable Housing in Portland

Is North Portland’s design-forward cohousing building a one-off, or the new face of affordable housing in the city?

03/31/2021 By Julia Silverman

Housing

Solving Portland's Houselessness Issues Could Start with Zoning

The city council is set to consider some big changes to shelter models in the coming weeks.

02/17/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: What Does Defunding PPB Look Like?

Portland Street Response is a good place to start. We break it down in this week's Footnotes.

02/12/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Volunteer

Put Your Talents to Good Use at These Portland Organizations and Nonprofits

Using your skills to give back can make you feel good, too.

01/01/2021 By Fiona McCann

Light a Fire

This Nonprofit Helps Those Experiencing Houselessness Build Skills with Art

“I feel that the more that we can express and share our creativity, the healthier we’re going to be as a planet.”

12/02/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Light a Fire

This 50-Year-Old Housing Org Offers Hope to Portland’s Most Vulnerable Residents

Transition Projects combats homelessness with deeply affordable housing units built for long-term societal change.

12/02/2020 By Morgan Westling

Design

How Retired MAX Cars Could Help Portland’s Most Underserved Communities

A revolutionary concept dubbed "The Afro-Village Movement" aims to reconstruct the models to offer food, hygiene, and therapy for those experiencing homeless...

11/23/2020 By Sam Pape

First Responders

Portland Street Response Just Got a Huge Budget Boost

Here’s what that means.

09/09/2020 By Fiona McCann

Report

Public Parks and Onramps Are Biting Back Against Camping. But Should They?

Hostile design can prevent someone from pitching a tent. But some say the urban design trend just creates more problems.

08/27/2019 By Fiona McCann Illustrations by Neil Webb