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Local landlord industry group MultiFamily NW held its glitzy annual ACE Awards tonight, and nattily dressed property management folks were breathless in anticipation for categories such as "Single-family Property Manager of the Year (Any Size Portfolio)" and "Renovated Property of the Year ($1 Million+)."

But whoops! Housing crisis.

As hopefuls arrived at the Portland Art Museum, they were bombarded by a few dozen demonstrators with the group Portland Tenants Unite, who shamed anyone who walked past with bullhorns and taunts. Low-paid museum security guards to highfalutin rent gougersβ€”no one was spared derision.

Local gadfly Charles Johnson asked me for a cup of water. PTU leader Margot Black handed out a host of fake awards: "Biggest Rent Increase," "Most Dramatic No-Cause Eviction," and "Top Crisis Profiteer" (which went to mom and pop landlords). And a whole lot of people walked into what must have been a sumptuous dinner with bemused and awkward grins plastered to their faces.

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