9401 NE Sunderland
Portland, OR 97211
Out of the Doorways was a campaign to gather homeless people in protest of the lack of a permanent place to sleep. Jack and crew would set up camp on a parcel of public land, be given notice to vacate, pack up their shopping carts, parade across town, and set up camp on another plot of land. Rinse and repeat. The public began to realize that these people weren’t planning on disbanding, and the task of finding a solution was tossed from city to state and back again. Throughout, the protesters simply asked for a site to settle the newly named Dignity Village. After long arguments, an acre of land was given to us, and in the six years since we’ve built a true Village to call our own.