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  Portland tent city declared legal
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Last EditedServo  Feb 27, 2004 05:41pm
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News DateFriday, February 27, 2004 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
Description A one-acre tent city established by Portland's homeless has won the right to be called a campground, a designation that finally makes it legal.

The 60 residents of the area, called Dignity Village, have battled for four years to gain legal recognition for their encampment of tents, scavenged planks and cardboard boxes, all of which violate the city's zoning codes if defined as housing.

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