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One Point of Contact

There are two ways to report a campsite online: an online form through the City of Portland’s website (www.portlandoregon.gov/campsites) OR online at PDXreporter.org. Using PDX Reporter, follow these instructions to create an icon on your smartphone’s home screen:

1)     visit www.pdxreporter.org on your phone’s web browser
2)     sign in using the same username and password created for the City’s website
3)     then pin a shortcut (icon) to your phone’s home screen for quicker access to the online app.

****Please note that not all reports will result in immediate action by the City. Every incident is reviewed and analyzed.****

It can be very frustrating for community members to raise issues with the City. It’s not always clear how to make reports and to whom. The City’s One Point of Contact Campsite Reporting System is designed to simplify the process by providing one place to easily report issues about campsites.

An online form on the City of Portland’s webpage (www.portlandoregon.gov/campsites) has been created so that reports can be submitted regarding homelessness and urban camping issues. The report form lists questions including location, size, and nature of the issue. In addition to the online reporting form, you can also make a report by visiting PDX Reporter and clicking on the "Campsite Reporting" icon. Please note it is not necessary to submit reports using both PDX Reporter and the City's Report form. Simply pick one platform and know that every incident is reviewed by City staff. Whenever submitting a report (either on the City's website or through PDX Reporter), please include as much information as possible while also being sure to pinpoint the exact location of the camp.

NOTE: It is not necessary to submit multiple reports of the same location in one day.

The online form or PDX Reporter are the most efficient methods of reporting campsites to the City. The reports created by the online form and PDX Reporter go directly into the City’s TrackIT Database, and this allows staff to analyze and access the information more efficiently.

For anyone that does not have access to a computer or the internet, they can call 503-823-4000, and City/County Information will submit a report on behalf of the caller.

Any follow up questions may be sent to reportpdx@portlandoregon.gov

If you are reporting people living in a vehicle, please submit a report to PBOT directly using their Abandoned Auto Report Form. This form is also accessible through PDX Reporter.

If you are reporting criminal behaviors, please report that information directly to Police.

If you are reporting an emergency, call 9-1-1.