Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

Our Mission

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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Housing Rural Oregon: A crisis beyond Portland's boundaries

Street Roots News Feed - 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

Street Roots News Feed - 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

Street Roots News Feed - 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'

Street Roots News Feed - 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'

Portland’s rental housing commission launches

Street Roots News Feed - 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

Top 10 ways to support Street Roots this holiday season

Street Roots News Feed - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 09:39
Israel Bayer The more you spread the love about Street Roots and the more people who purchase the newspaper, the more successful vendors are. It’s a win-win situation

Give & Give Back: 2017 Street Roots Gift Guide

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 15:22
Street Roots Give twice this holiday season when your purchases benefit charity

Russell Brand: Addiction, recovery and respect for street paper vendors

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:00
Anastasia Safioleas The actor and comedian talks to The Big Issue about his new book and how he never wants his battle with addiction to be a secret

‘Dreamers’ exhibit in Portland celebrates hope with art

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 10:00
Sarah Hansell Silent auction of portraits to benefit organizations working with undocumented immigrants

‘We can choose peace’: The need for new U.S.-Korea policy

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 09:00
Martin Hart-Landsberg COMMENTARY | Historically, it’s the United States – not North Korea – that has undermined diplomacy

Street Roots vendor profile: ‘We have something to give, too’

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 08:00
Helen Hill Melanie loves meeting new people and sharing stories

Time served: Portland restaurateurs consider hiring from Oregon’s prison system

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:00
Emily Green Rising rents are pricing out service industry workers, but jobseekers coming out of prison are ready to work

Director's Desk: There’s a new coffee in town – Street Roast

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 05:00
Israel Bayer Proceeds from the sale of each bag will support Street Roots

The thinning debate: Does logging help or hurt fire mitigation?

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:00
Emily Green Politicians say thinning forests will help prevent ‘catastrophic’ fires. But ecologists say this season wasn’t the worst, and logging won’t stop it from happening again.

Fix Portland's housing crisis: Tax big businesses and the wealthy

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:00
Mary King COMMENTARY | They've been enormously enriched for decades while taxes on the 1 percent have fallen

Street Roots vendor profile: ‘Service is my bottom line’

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:00
Helen Hill Twan, who likes to be ‘guided and inspired,’ got into the newspaper business when he was 13

The subtle alchemy of Three for Silver

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 04:00
Stephen Quirke Bassist Lucas Warford discusses music and the Portland trio’s latest trip to Russia


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
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