Right 2 Dream Too (R2DToo), the 5-year-old rest stop that serves more than 100 people experiencing homelessness, has found a new location.
The camp provides vulnerable individuals and couples experiencing homelessness a safe place to rest and sleep. The camp operates outside of your traditional shelter network — offering people on the streets a welcome and safe environment.
The property is located on Portland's eastside near the Moda Center on North Hollarday Street where North Thunderbird Road and North Crosby Avenue come together. The property is owned by the Bureau of Transportation.
R2D2 had been given a deadline of tomorrow, April 7 to move locations or face eviction. The Portland Development Commission and landlords of R2DToo's current location have granted an extension of 60-days to allow R2DToo to plan and complete the move.
“Solutions around locating R2DToo have eluded the City for years, and it was unclear if this time would be any different,” said Mayor Ted Wheeler in a press release. “I want to thank the residents and representatives of R2DToo, Commissioners Fritz and Saltzman, and our respective staffs for sticking with it. Their dedication to collaboration and problem solving made all the difference.”
According to the city, R2DToo will remain at the site for up to two years, and both the City and R2DToo will remain engaged in efforts to find a long-term solution.
"We are happy to continue to serve people experiencing homelessness and to give people a safe place to sleep," said Trillium Shannon, co-founder and board member at Right 2 Dream Too.