Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

Our Mission

Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

About Street Roots

Street Roots — published biweekly in Portland, Oregon  — has been Portland's flagship publication addressing homelessness and poverty since 1998.



Our Mission

Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Street Roots is a critical ally in the systems change work that is happening in our community.  Not only do they provide first-rate news coverage of important issues that impact low-income and homeless residents of Portland, they are at the table and a thoughtful voice in the hard conversations about how we can better meet the needs of people living in poverty.

- Marc Jolin, Executive Director, JOIN