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Rapid Response crews clean up an encampment on May 11, 2022 located near NW Broadway and NW Flanders Street.

A rainy walk in Portland’s Old Town on Thursday morning gave the impression that the humanitarian crisis that once existed – just a few days ago even – was no more. Make-shift homes had disappeared, sidewalks were bare and the few remaining tents still standing were neatly tucked into themselves, leaving generous room on sidewalks for passersby.