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.

Nick Gefroh Vendor Fund

Nick Gefroh

The Nick Gefroh Vendor Fund is made possible through a generous annual contribution from Nick’s family to support vendors experiencing homelessness and poverty at Street Roots. 100% of this fund goes towards supporting Street Roots vendors with supplies that will make them more successful in their work. To contribute directly to this fund visit Street Roots' donation page and select "Nick Gefroh Vendor Fund" under Dedications.

Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

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