5 Questions With State Rep. Tawna Sanchez

Tawna Sanchez was elected to the state legislature in 2016. Since then she has racked up a long list of legislative accomplishments, most significantly getting the Missing and Murdered Indigienous Women’s Act passed, which...

Portland, Unhoused: Leo Rhodes

Leo Rhodes, Houselessness Advocate; experienced homelessness off and on for thirty years. “One of the biggest misconceptions of homelessness is that everyone’s on drugs, alcohol, mentally ill, because the decision- makers are catering to that....

Portland, Unhoused: Linda Jo Devlaeminck

Linda Jo Devlaeminck, Program Director, Community of Hope “The missing piece is relationships. If you’re going to break the cycle of trauma, the only way to do that is to help both parents and children...

Portland, Unhoused: Matt Olguin

Matt Olguin, Director of Shelter Services, Transition Projects Inc. “You have this perception that all homeless people are drug addicts or criminals. The difference is that the people that we see who are experiencing homelessness...

Portland, Unhoused: Jason Jones

Jason Jones, Acting Sergeant, Central Precinct, Portland Police Bureau  “Law enforcement is only one aspect of what we do. We’re the fingertips of government. We’re also social service providers, and we are public safety. We’re...

Portland, Unhoused: Precious Lott

Precious Lott, Retention Case Manager, JOIN; experienced homelessness for five years “Me and my daughter slept in our car from when she was two months until she was almost five, jumping from place to place....

Portland, Unhoused: Denis Theriault

Denis Theriault, Communications Coordinator, Joint Office of Homeless Services “The floor is falling out. People don’t have a place to land anymore when they used to have a place to land. The rent is going up...

Dynamic Density: It’s Not if We Grow, it’s How We Grow

by Jonathan Konkol, Eliot Neighborhood  Portland has struggled to accommodate growth in the decade since the Great Recession, and our conversations about growth and neighborhood change have become oppositional and overheated. It doesn’t have to...

Clean Air Warriors: Gregory Sotir

Gregory Sotir, Cully Air Action Team  Strategy: regulating the regulators As part of the Cully Air Action Team , Gregory Sotir will be the first to tell you that the Cully neighborhood is one of the...

Clean Air Warriors: Jessica Applegate

Jessica Applegate, Eastside Portland Air Coalition  Strategy: upsetting the paradigm of passive citizen involvement "If you had asked a few years ago if she ever imagined being an environmental activist, Jessica Applegate might have laughed out...

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