Stories

“Everything’s bad, man. I’m having a hard time and I’m homeless and going through a time, right now. It’s rough. I’m having to bum to get some change so I can get me something to eat.  I’ve lived in the West End all my life. I’ve seen Portland change from solid white to solid black. When it was solid white, you couldn’t dare go to Portland. We couldn’t cross Market Street and they couldn’t cross Jefferson Street. It was a conflict. Now, Portland is mixed up and matches the other areas. I grew up around 38th and 39th on the other side of Market.   We need a shopping mall, more jobs, and a little more attention for the homeless.” - Bryant, Russell

“Everything’s bad, man. I’m having a hard time and I’m homeless and going through a time, right now. It’s rough. I’m having to bum to get some change so I can get me something to eat.

I’ve lived in the West End all my life. I’ve seen Portland change from solid white to solid black. When it was solid white, you couldn’t dare go to Portland. We couldn’t cross Market Street and they couldn’t cross Jefferson Street. It was a conflict. Now, Portland is mixed up and matches the other areas. I grew up around 38th and 39th on the other side of Market. 

We need a shopping mall, more jobs, and a little more attention for the homeless.” - Bryant, Russell