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

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

Portland adopts equitable building plans

Street Roots News Feed - 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

Street Roots News Feed - 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

Street Roots News Feed - 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'

Street Roots News Feed - 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

Street Roots News Feed - 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

Street Roots News Feed - 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’

Street Roots News Feed - 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’

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

Witches through the centuries: What our depictions say about us

Street Roots News Feed - 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

Street Roots News Feed - 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

Street Roots News Feed - 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

Street Roots News Feed - 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

Street Roots News Feed - 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'

Street Roots News Feed - 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

Street Roots News Feed - 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

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


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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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