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.

Contact Street Roots

Street Roots is located in downtown Portland in the Old Town area.
Write or stop by:

Street Roots
211 NW Davis St
Portland OR 97209

Phone: 503-228-5657
Fax: 503-227-3117

Street Roots is open every day. Office hours (all times Pacific):

  • Monday-Friday 7:30am-3pm
  • Saturday 7:30am-2pm
  • Sunday 7:30am-11am

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Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

 

In a time where civil discourse is all but gone, the Street Roots Vendor Program encourages conversations on a one-to-one basis about much larger issues.  It does so with the specific intention of enhancing understanding among all levels of society by allowing the flow of humanity to connect with individual vendors in an atmosphere that requires respect of all participants.

This exchange, when successful, does not judge the economic, moral worth or good judgment of the vendors, avoids hostility and allows for a better appreciation for all the participants’ experiences.

- Mary Jane Haake, Portland, OR