Two weeks after the big Occupy Portland demonstration there are still a few hundred people camping in Lownsdale Square and Chapman Square, two small parks that are wedged between government offices in downtown Portland. This is just a small fraction compared to the thousands of people that marched in Portland on October the 6th, but the signs and the message are still the same, the corruption, disparity and greed needs to end.
Tents fill almost every grassy inch of the park making for some very close accommodations. Even with the absences of any personal space the mood around “Occupy Portland Base Camp” is high with a ton of energy throughout the place. The thing I wonder is how long will this last and will the city of Portland continue to let people stay here…time will tell.