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

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

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

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

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

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

Editorial cartoon: Dec. 8, 2017

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 02:00
Elizabeth Considine Sheeptoast

Housing Rural Oregon: A crisis beyond Portland's boundaries

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

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

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'

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'

Editorial cartoon: Dec. 1, 2017

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 04:00
Elizabeth Considine Sheeptoast

Portland’s rental housing commission launches

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


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