What’s with The Oregonian’s long-term, mean-spirited obsession with Dignity Village, one of Portland’s most visible successes in ending homelessness?

Tuesday’s editorial, “End the slumber party,” attempts to tie legitimate protesters against the city’s slow response to solving homeless issues to just another slap at Dignity Village.

It makes the absurd suggestion that the camping protesters around City Hall amount to an annex to Dignity Village. It is doubtful that any of those folks ever heard of Dignity Village, much less ever been a part of it.

Portland has made some good progress against homelessness. The only way to continue to move forward is for all of us to pull together in this noble effort. Compassionate leadership on all levels is needed now more than ever before.