PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Right To Dream Too homeless camp is moving from Old Town Chinatown to a spot near the Moda Center after being served with an eviction notice in April.
Campers started moving on May 26 and plan to be totally moved in by June 7. Small houses built by Benson High School students are being set up in the new location on Saturday, June 3.
City leaders announced the camp would move from NW 4th Avenue and Burnside Street to its new home between the Moda Center and the Willamette River. The space is owned by the Portland Bureau of Transportation.
R2DToo co-founder Trillium Shannon told KOIN 6 News in April that it’s one of the best spots they’ve seen in a few years.
“We are happy with it, it’s a new site nice site, it’s about the same size but it’s got some upgrades, we were able to upgrade some of our stuff as well,” R2DToo chairperson Sarah Chandler said. “We’re really looking forward to getting involved with the community over there and helping as many people as we can.”
The camp has been on 4th and Burnside for several years and there have been several proposed attempts to relocate it over the years.
Chandler said it’s been difficult moving after so many years, but they’ve had a lot of support and it’s going well.