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The City of Portland, Oregon

Independent Police Review

Providing independent, civilian oversight of the Portland Police Bureau

phone: 503-823-0146

fax: 503-823-4571

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 140, Portland, OR 97204

IPR Staff Assists with Shelter at Portland Building

Due to the recent freezing temperatures and tragic deaths of those living on the streets, Mayor Ted Wheeler opened the Portland Building as a temporary shelter. Mayor Wheeler called on city employees to assist with this important task along with the cooperation of Transition Projects Inc. The Independent Police Review (IPR) had a few of our own step forward, including Erin Playman, Rachel Mortimer and Ramsey AlQaisi, to help out at the Portland Building as well as other shelters during this time of increased need. Just in the past couple weeks, several shelters and warming centers have been opened. For an updated list of shelter hours and locations, call 211 or visit Also, if you would like to drop off any donations, a list of items requested by shelters and their locations can be found at