Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

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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.

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Clear-cutting moves up to No. 1 emissions source in Oregon

Street Roots News Feed - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:41
Joanne Zuhl The Center for Sustainable Economy renews calls for state climate-change legislation to include timber industry regulations

Gar Alperovitz: Creating a democratic economy 'from the ground up'

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:00
Alex Becker In his new book, the renowned historian and economist helps readers imagine what's possible

Buried alive – to draw attention to drug deaths

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 08:23
Sophie Haydock In an effort to prevent drug-related fatalities, an addiction recovery advocate in the U.K. spent three nights in a coffin, delivering wisdom from ‘beyond the grave’

Nestlé crunched: Ouster from Gorge signals win for tribes, environment

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 07:29
Stephen Quirke COMMENTARY | Recent victories highlight the critical role Native American rights have played in protecting the natural resources of the Pacific Northwest

Street Roots vendor profile: A thirst for education

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 06:00
Helen Hill Shannan’s long-term goals are guided by her passion for grassland ecology

‘I had no choice’: Portland ‘Valve Turner’ convicted in climate fight

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 05:00
Thacher Schmid Leonard Higgins faces up to 10 years for his role in the nation’s biggest takeover of fossil fuel infrastructure

A ‘painful decision’ to wait-list homeless families

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 05:00
Amanda Waldroupe Families had never been turned away from Multnomah County’s shelter. But now, Human Solutions struggles to accommodate everyone who needs services.

Director’s Desk: Thanks for believing in Street Roots

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 04:00
Israel Bayer A parting message from Israel Bayer: Your support of vendors is real, and it's beautiful

Housing Rural Oregon: A crisis beyond Portland's boundaries

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:00
Joanne Zuhl Rural Oregon is experiencing one of the worst housing crises of our lifetime

Education, not condemnation, say women who survived violence

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 06:00
Stella Paul A U.N. campaign to raise awareness and combat gender based violence will culminate Dec. 10, Human Rights Day

Restoring power to the people with solutions-oriented journalism

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 05:00
Amanda Waldroupe New York Times columnist David Bornstein is co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, which advocates for stories that don’t just reveal problems but show how they can be solved

Street Roots vendor profile: 'I refuse to be stuck'

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:00
Leonora Ko Laid of from his job, Allen continues to work hard at Street Roots, which has been 'a life saver'

Portland’s rental housing commission launches

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 03:00
Amanda Waldroupe The advisory panel will make landlord-tenant policy recommendations and serve as a forum for public discussion, but its potential impact is uncertain

Top 10 ways to support Street Roots this holiday season

Street Roots News Feed - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 09:39
Israel Bayer The more you spread the love about Street Roots and the more people who purchase the newspaper, the more successful vendors are. It’s a win-win situation

Give & Give Back: 2017 Street Roots Gift Guide

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 15:22
Street Roots Give twice this holiday season when your purchases benefit charity

Russell Brand: Addiction, recovery and respect for street paper vendors

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:00
Anastasia Safioleas The actor and comedian talks to The Big Issue about his new book and how he never wants his battle with addiction to be a secret

‘Dreamers’ exhibit in Portland celebrates hope with art

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 10:00
Sarah Hansell Silent auction of portraits to benefit organizations working with undocumented immigrants

‘We can choose peace’: The need for new U.S.-Korea policy

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 09:00
Martin Hart-Landsberg COMMENTARY | Historically, it’s the United States – not North Korea – that has undermined diplomacy


Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Between the FYI-texts: 'Did you see this in Street Roots?', scrolling by the happy #NewPaperFriday selfies on social media, and picking up the weekly with my groceries — the Street Roots experience is totally integrated into my Portland life. We are a lucky city to have the love, dedication, and tenacity for good news and better community that Street Roots brings us every day of the year.

- Jes Larson, Executive Director, Welcome Home Coalition
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