North Portland's Piedmont Neighborhood Is Warring Over a Nonexistent Homeless Camp

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It's a shame that the Lents neighborhood has no say in the take-over of the Springwater Corridor by aggressive tent societies. The bike/hike trail is the one nice thing the neighborhood has -- OK, the Pickles are pretty nice, too, but the MLB supporters will kill them quickly -- but the tenters want to live on Fury Road. Too bad for this underserved SE Portland neighborhood because the city doesn't care about you.
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Community shunning. Makes me think of things like Mormons and other cults, like the Salem witch hunts. Takes NIMBY to whole new dicked up level.
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Ryan McCarthy is embarrassing the entire neighborhood with this nonsense. Not only is there no proposal for a camp, his bylaws would prevent our NA from having input if one were created. This is anti-homeless bullshit.
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As a resident of the actual Loveleigh section and former PNA board member, I'm unaware that Piedmont is "a neighborhood with long-standing tensions". Some history would be nice if one is going to make disparaging comments as a writer. Sure has been a pretty sleepy neighborhood until this kerfuffle out of the blue that has created an unnecessary crisis. Further, as to history and accuracy, it would be great if the rabblerousers did a little history themselves. As our outstanding chair has documented, the part of Piedmont being appropriated by the instigators isn't actually part of historic Loveleigh at all. Just sayin'.