PKAZ – Patrick Kimmons Autonomous Zone

PKAZ was an extremely short lived attempt in Portland to replicate CHAZ in Seattle Capitol Hill, but was extremely well documented by freelance journalist Sergio Olmos. PKAZ existed until 3:00 A.M. of June 18th, after police arrived, dispersed the crowd, and destroyed the barricades. PKAZ existed in the Pearl District of northern Portland.

The name comes from Patrick Kimmons, a black man who was killed at the site in 2018.