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.

Find a Street Roots Vendor

You can find a Street Roots vendor at locations below, but not limited to. Please only purchase the paper from badged Street Roots Vendors. Thank you for your support!

Downtown/Southwest:

  • Portland State University
  • Safeway (SW 10th and Jefferson)
  • Voodoo Donuts (SW 3rd and Burnside)
  • Starbucks (SW 4th and Oak)
  • Nortstroms (SW Broadway and Yamhill)
  • Central Library (SW 10th and Yamhill)
  • Food Carts (SW 5th and Stark)
  • Food Carts (SW 10th and Alder)

North/Northeast:

  • Alberta Food Cooperative (NE 15th and Alberta)
  • Lloyd Center Dollar Store (Lloyd Center Mall)
  • New Season's Market (N. Interstate and Rosa Parks)
  • New Season's Market (Concordia — NE 33rd and Killingsworth)
  • On-Point Credit Union (NE Broadway and 9th)
  • Peets Coffee (NE Broadway and 15th)
  • Starbucks (NE 29th and Burnside)
  • Whole Foods (NE 43rd and Sandy)

Northwest:

  • Food Front (NW 23rd and Thurman)
  • Stadium Fred Meyer (NW 20th and Burnside)
  • Powell's Books (NW 10th and Burnside
  • REI (NW 14th and Johnson)
  • Trader Joe's (NW 21st and Lovejoy)
  • Union Station (NW 6th)
  • Whole Foods (NW 12th and Couch)

Southeast:

  • Powell's Books (SE 37th and Hawthorne)
  • New Season's Market (SE 42nd and Hawthorne)
  • QFC Sellswood (Milwaukie)
  • People's Food Cooperative (SE 21st Ave.)
  • Walgreen's (SE 39th and Belmont)

 

Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

By giving a platform for voices that too often go unheard, Street Roots is a vital part of Portland life. When people fall through the cracks, they too often become invisible to the wider population. Street Roots provides a source of income for the homeless and a public forum to have these essential stories told.

- Casey Neill, Street Roots supporter