Ok, I like to complain about all the messed up things our government does here (Nazi cops, whoring out to suburbanite busines owners, coddling polluters, allowing our police to be used as a free security service for the RNC, etc). But it would be unfiar to not recognize when they do something right, so here is a big "Good Job!" pat-on-the-back to the PDX City Council for actually helping the homeless out. DIgnity Villiage, the homeless encampment, has been approved as a campsite, thus ensuring it will survive for at elast ten years.
There is still much that needs to be done, but this was a good start on their behalf.