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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So long, Sugar Shack: Affordable housing planned at Living Cully Plaza

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 04:00
Amanda Waldroupe The 150-unit Hacienda CDC development represents a complete transformation of a former Portland strip club

Safer Spaces Portland pushes for safe drug consumption site

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00
Emily Green Two experts speak with Street Roots about the effort to create a space where people can safely use illicit drugs under the supervision of medical professionals

Oregon’s adoptee rights initiative, 20 years on

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 02:00
Helen Hill COMMENTARY | The 1997 ballot measure to unseal original birth certificates wasn’t about exposing birth parents’ secrets; it was about rewriting an archaic statute from an era when illegitimate births were shameful

Give a donation in honor of Israel and vendors both present and past

Street Roots News Feed - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:26
Israel Bayer It’s been about a collective group of people all moving in the same direction with an idea that no matter what obstacles we faced, we would do the work to give people opportunities and create some social change along the way.

Divided by deportation: ‘Hope is what I lean on’

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:00
Thacher Schmid Margarita Reyes Pacheco’s story is one of immigration, family and hard work

Street Roots vendor writing: One step at a time

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 05:30
Norm Chamberlin A personal account of mental illness, addiction and recovery

‘Psychic Utopia’ takes Portland audience off the grid

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 05:00
Sarah Hansell A new Hand2Mouth play explores human experiences behind intentional communities like communes

Youths experiencing homelessness tell their stories through short films

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:30
Sarah Hansell Outside the Frame’s Annual Gala will premiere original works about leaving home

Reclaiming the Constitution: Ed Asner challenges right-wing revisionist history

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:00
Joanne Zuhl The actor will read from his book, ‘The Grouchy Historian,’ at Powell’s in Beaverton

These veterans have ‘lived something extraordinary’: Portland student listens, shares

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:00
Kendall Duffie Read excerpts from the Portland Veteran’s Project, high school junior Kendall Duffie’s interviews of local veterans

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


Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Street Roots and its writers and vendors are an invaluable part of our community's fabric. Social justice is only within our grasp only when we all participate in learning about, supporting, and fighting for this mission. Street Roots is a daily reminder, on blocks throughout Portland, that we are all in this together.

- Mara Zepeda, co-founder, Switchboard
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