Mayor Charlie Hales

September 9, 2016, 6am PDT
A year ago, Portland declared an official housing emergency to ease homelessness and rising housing costs. A year later, the emergency continues.
The Oregonian
April 21, 2016, 7am PDT
The Safe Sleep Policy, enacted by the mayor in February without City Council approval, allows homeless people to sleep in tents in select public areas and on sidewalks. Now a coalition of business groups says the policy was an overreach of power.
The Oregonian
September 29, 2015, 1pm PDT
Two years of work by the city to move the location of the Right 2 Dream Too homeless encampment, including the purchase of land for a new location, has stalled in the final hour.
The Oregonian
July 19, 2015, 11am PDT
The city of Portland has allocated funding for the purchase of land reported to be under consideration as the new location of a large homeless camp called Right 2 Dream Too.
The Oregonian
Blog post
February 21, 2014, 8am PST
Portland is a city that's often better known by the representations of it—like the television show Portlandia—than as an actual working city.
Jess Zimbabwe