Tag: decriminalization

  • Portland’s Homeless Crisis Is Worsening

    Portland’s Homeless Crisis Is Worsening

    The Gadsden Rev is based just outside of Portland, Oregon — about 20 miles away, in fact. Oregonians know already to stay out of downtown, but there’s substantial evidence that Portland’s burgeoning homelessness industry is expanding outward. I stopped a day ago for a burger at a local Burger King, and as I pulled into the drive thru, a group of about five homeless were setting up a tent at the entrance to the drive thru lane. I asked the owner if he was aware, and he held up his hand, heavily bandaged, and said “Yes, I have to fight them every night to get them to leave, and they just come back the next day.”