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Street Roots vendor profile: Upbeat in spite of the challenges

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 04:30
Pat Zimmer Bronwyn is a writer, an artist and an avid reader

Hazardous Beauty: PassinArt play taps the spectrum of social landmines

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 04:00
DeVon Pouncey “Hazardous Beauty” takes on race, gender, equality and love as two women from vastly differently backgrounds take turns critiquing and learning from each other

The Willamette River and its polluted past

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:00
Emily Green A new book by Portland historian James V. Hillegas Elting illuminates the Willamette’s legacy of pollution and abatement

SR editorial: Joint Terrorism Task Force decision honors Portlanders’ rights

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 01:00
SR editorial board The city can work with the feds on a case-by-case basis, without condoning unjust profiling

Eastside district a new template for homeless, housed relations

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 06:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR’S DESK | Plan includes some gains for homeless

Should Oregon rethink its cash bail system?

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 10:37
Emily Green An examination of the state's bail system shows that it might not be achieving its goals

Oregon Legislature considers support for missing, murdered Native Americans

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 10:00
Emily Green A bill would find new resources to solve cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

Lost in Kusamania

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 06:00
Keva York Yayoi Kusama, the artist behind the eye-popping, mind-bending, perspective-shifting mirror rooms, is as extraordinary as her art

Afford rent and avert loneliness: The global trend of homesharing

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 05:00
Anastasia Safioleas Cross-generational co-living fits the bill for people seeking affordable housing or a friend to come home to

Street Roots vendor profile: The strength he has inside

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 04:30
Leonora Ko Brian says Street Roots has provided him an opportunity for growth

International Vendor Week spotlight: Jackie from Washington, D.C.

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 04:00
Street Roots The Street Sense street paper vendor reminds us we're all beautiful

International Vendor Week spotlight: Larmarques from Denver

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 04:00
Street Roots The Denver Voice street paper vendor says you never know what people have been through

International Vendor Week spotlight: Julie from Vancouver, B.C.

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 04:00
Street Roots The Megaphone street paper vendor is no stranger to activism

International Vendor Week spotlight: Mauricio from Mexico City

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 04:00
Street Roots The Mi Valedor street paper vendor urges people to get the support they need

International Vendor Week spotlight: Wanda from Toledo

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 04:00
Street Roots Toledo Streets' Vendor of the Year is patient, kind and wise

SR editorial: Oregon renter-protections bill is the least we can do

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 02:00
SR editorial board Limits on no-cause evictions and rent increases are a necessary first step, but there’s more to be done

7-Eleven blasts high-pitched sound to repel homeless

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 16:39
Emily Green Portland noise control officer says the sound is out of compliance with the city ordinance

Street Roots vendor profile: A lifetime of adventure

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 07:00
Helen Hill Melissa worked on a fishing boat, signed to chimpanzees at the zoo, raised animals, and more

Lingering occupation: Behind the documentary on the Malheur standoff

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 05:00
Amanda Waldroupe Richard Wilhelm and Sue Arbuthnot discuss their new film, "Refuge," about the 2016 Bundy occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

How 2 Portland chefs got sober in a boozy business

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 02:00
Jason Cohen Gregory Gourdet and Gabriel Rucker are setting an example for their industry


Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Journalism with a social purpose. That’s been the focus of my entire professional career — and it’s why I read and support Street Roots.

- Richard H. Meeker, founder of Willamette Week’s Give!Guide and president of City of Roses Media Company