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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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‘An unapologetically black book’ for young adults

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:00
Lisa Edge Angie Thomas was afraid YA readers wouldn’t want a novel that explored police brutality and a black teenage experience. It turns out they did.

Street Roots vendor profile: Literacy unlocked his passion

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:00
Leonora Ko David says writing gives him something to look forward to

Right-wing extremists: ‘Exposing them in their own words’

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:00
Emily Green Miranda Blue, editor at Right Wing Watch, tracks and archives the activities of the religious right and extremist movements

Editorial cartoon: Aug. 18, 2017

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:00
Elizabeth Considine Sheeptoast

SR editorial: Hate starts at home – and with state legislators

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 05:00
SR editorial board Don’t drop out during challenging times. Plug into your community.

Say hello to our Filthy Friends

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:10
Jason Cohen Portlanders Corin Tucker and Peter Buck talk about their brand-new band

Time to move Oregon forward on affordable housing

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 07:12
Alison McIntosh COMMENTARY | We must demand an action plan from legislators

SR editorial: Timing is right on 48-hour rule, police oversight

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 09:34
SR editorial board Portland City Council demands better police accountability – and public input

Stalked by her Lyft driver

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 06:01
Emily Green He came to her work and her home. He’s been mailing her letters. But Multnomah County denied her request for a stalking order.

How electroconvulsive therapy led me out of a dark depression

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 06:00
Rachel Post COMMENTARY | 'I can’t express in words how unbearable and exhausting simple things were'

Street Roots vendor profile: 'Not alone in the world'

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 06:00
Helen Hill DeMario has made the effort to get healthy, and he thanks Street Roots for making a difference in his life

Portland restaurants 'green' up with Earth-friendly practices

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 06:00
Elizabeth Buelow Efforts include reducing food waste and plastic – such as ditching straws – composting and serving more vegetables

Editorial cartoon: Aug. 11, 2017

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 06:00
Elizabeth Considine Sheeptoast

5 types of stalkers

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 05:59
Emily Green A simplified version of the typology that helps the pros understand and manage stalkers

Role models wanted

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:16
Emily Green Black youths in Portland are challenging men in their community to step up and become mentors

USDA Organic: The fight for the label’s integrity

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 06:00
Emily Green How legal battles behind the label are defining what it takes to be certified

A progressive economic agenda for Portland

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 06:00
Mary King COMMENTARY | Here are some examples of initiatives that could be included in a platform

Director’s Desk: How to support Street Roots vendors, others during heat wave

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 06:00
Israel Bayer Meanwhile, a partnership with Portland’s faith community is providing opportunities for our vendors

The misanthropic optimism of Father John Misty

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 06:00
Katherine Smyrk Father John Misty’s third album, "Pure Comedy," is a sardonic sermon on hope, despair and the doom-laden future of humanity

Street Roots vendor profile: A sensitive soul

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 06:00
Helen Hill Eric says he feels accepted at Street Roots

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Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Street Roots advocates for those folks who don’t have a voice and you and your team work diligently, and with great humanity, humility and grace to bring those stories center stage for food, housing, healthcare and social justice. Portland is lucky to have an organization like Street Roots to help us understand the complexities of homelessness, politics and the community.

- Tamara Pedrojetti, Community Relations Manager and SafeLink Program Manager, CareOregon