Tag: Chapman Park

The 99 Revolutions

by Nicholas Triolo Chapman Photos by Igal Koshevoy A simple lap around Chapman Square one evening turns into an extended meditation on rhythm, global resistance, and the discovery of meaning in the monotonous. Friday night. Freshly ejected from work and suffering from a serious case of the Digieye. You know what I’m talking about—dry, cloudy…

How Rose Found Her Roar

by Angella Davis Today it was my privilege to sit down with Rose and Pam Hogeweide at Anna Bananas in North Portland to discuss Rose’s arrest on the morning of Occupy Portland’s eviction. They are a dynamic and strong mother and daughter that I first met after seeing proud mother Pam’s twitter posts announcing Rose’s…

The Downside of Spontaneity When the Police Plan to Act Up

by Adam Rothstein On the night of Saturday, April 21, a group of Occupy Portland activists briefly “re-occupied” Chapman Square, spurred by a Facebook post sent that very evening. The media, the city, and the Police have, as usual, engaged in their own misguided interpretation of events, attempting to spin it as a trash-talking, beer-drinking…

Open Letter to Mayor Adams

by Kip Silverman Mayor Adams, In response to your recent tweet referencing Occupy Portland being in Chapman Square stating: “I gave it a try. Not safe,” I would just like to say that this comment is ridiculous. The “safety” issues raised by yourself and your chief of staff Jennifer Yocum and others were addressed when…

Park Work “Re-Occupies” Chapman and Lownsdale Parks

by Jennifer Alexander On Wednesday, December 14, Occupy Portland protestors were allowed to ‘occupy’ Chapman and Lownsdale parks once again. For this occupation, however, protestors came armed with workgloves and rakes, instead of tents and protest signs. When Steve Pixley of the Portland Parks and Recreation Department put out a call for volunteers to help…