A hunger strike by Occupy Portland activist Cameron Whitten has reached almost three weeks.
Whitten started his protest to highlight housing issues just weeks after losing last month's election to become Portland mayor.
Thursday marked his 20th day without food — he drinks water and juice — as he conducts a 24-hour-a-day protest on the sidewalk outside City Hall.
Whitten said he shed 11 pounds in the first 13 days of the protest, but hasn't been on a scale since.
Whitten seeks a one-year moratorium on home foreclosures and wants the Portland City Council to place a housing levy on the fall ballot. Moreover, he would like the city to waive fines against the owner of a vacant lot in Old Town that has been transformed into a homeless camp.