Portland's homeless population spreading to the suburbs: 'Folks are tired of being victimized' Posted Sep 19, 2019 5 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Tags News As featured on Portland’s homeless population spreading to the suburbs: ‘Folks are tired of being victimized’ According to public data, Washington County's homeless population grew to 530 people in 2019, up from 115 the year before. Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (5) comments Chuck Glisson Sep 23, 2019 11:03am Portland CAN'T be a "Safe Haven" for every Bum who does NOT want to "Work" and would rather be "Strung Out" on DRUGS all day.If the Police & the City don't "Fix" it, then it will "Morph" to a point that it WILL get "Fixed" by other means. I don't think the "City" will LIKE that. Report Add Reply Jenniferevans Sep 20, 2019 11:15am I suggest the homeless move 25 miles south to Canby Oregon. There's a bus and lots of services, churches, places to camp near big stores Report Add Reply Chuck Glisson Sep 23, 2019 10:53am Why don't you tell all the residents in "Canby" what you just suggested, after THAT you had better move out of town Report Add Reply Ferd3 Sep 20, 2019 10:32am Seriously, what do people expect? The homeless are harassed downtown by cops who tell them to move, they have no where to go, so out in the suburbs they don't have cops telling them to move everyday. They need a place to move too. Sanctuary cities are being over run, San Francisco is a 3rd world country, Oakland is making more money then ever, and going broke from all the free medical they pay out. Seattle is worse then Portland. And my taxes are going up fast. Portland has a great housing market, most can't afford them, and limited low income housing. Lived here 35 yrs, and I'm looking to move in the spring. PDX cops and the Mayor can't even get along. It used to be a great place to live, now its a joke, a bad one. Report Add Reply Chuck Glisson Sep 23, 2019 10:49am Here's a suggestion, if you "Can't Afford" it, and you have NO INTENTION of "Getting a Job", thenDON'T MOVE HERE! Report Add Reply Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion.