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

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