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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Director’s Desk: Every penny counts when you support Street Roots

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 02:00
Israel Bayer We all play a part in making our community and our world a better place

Editorial cartoon: Nov. 10, 2017

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 01:00
Elizabeth Considine Sheeptoast

Portland adopts equitable building plans

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 16:18
Emily Green On select public construction projects over $10 million, the city will ensure women and minority workers aren’t left behind

Street Roots vendor profile: Bringing joy to an ugly world

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 07:35
Leonora Ko David believes in healing through art; he sells his own creations

‘Priced Out’: Cornelius Swart laments fallout of Portland gentrification

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 07:00
Amanda Waldroupe His new documentary examines the heartbreaking costs of the Albina district’s transformation

Answering the call in Puerto Rico: 'The need was immense'

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 06:00
Misty Richards COMMENTARY | Disaster relief isn’t what labor unions are known for, but hundreds rolled up their sleeves in the wake of Hurricane Maria

'Third World conditions': Many Oregon farmworkers live in substandard housing

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 03:00
Emily Green And advocates say new pesticide rules fall short of protecting their living areas

Director’s Desk: Now is the time to get housing done

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 01:00
Israel Bayer The government needs to find a way to prioritize affordable housing in the Portland region

Street Roots vendor profile: This job ‘part of my recovery’

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 06:00
Helen Hill Hadrian, a former psychotherapist, continues to use his professional skills as a volunteer with his community

Día de Muertos: It’s not ‘Mexican Halloween’

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 05:00
Emily Green Portland’s UNA Gallery is taking back Day of the Dead with performance art and celebration

Editorial cartoon: Oct. 27, 2017

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 04:30
Elizabeth Considine Sheeptoast

Witches through the centuries: What our depictions say about us

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 04:00
Antonia Charlesworth It’s easy to see why modern feminism claimed witches as its martyrs

Portland Just Energy Transition: A climate response rooted in justice

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 03:00
Stephen Quirke COMMENTARY | A proposed ballot measure would fund local and equitable investments in renewable energy and efficiency by imposing a tax on large corporations

Director's Desk: Innovative solutions for those living in natural areas

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 01:00
Israel Bayer We could be utilizing people experiencing homelessness to help maintain our natural areas

Portland area advocates, park workers seek solutions to illegal camping

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 01:00
Emily Green Regional stakeholders hope to work together to address the impacts of homeless people living in public parks and forests

Nature: On the verge of bankruptcy

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Baher Kamal In a recent UN-sponsored report, the scale of desertification and drought occurring across the globe is highlighted

Portland says Honey Bucket jammed sewer; company blames 'homeless folks'

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 09:00
Emily Green The city has evidence a drain was rigged, allowing large debris to get through, but the porta-potty company clings to an unlikely theory

Life after prison: Portland residents’ stories

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:00
Sarah Hansell A project gives former inmates an opportunity to share their re-entry experiences and the injustices they witnessed in the prison system

Street Roots vendor profile: Pregnant and homeless, but optimistic

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 07:00
Leonora Ko Mistie said she stays clean and sober by selling Street Roots

Editorial cartoon: Oct. 20, 2017

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 06:00
Elizabeth Considine Sheeptoast

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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