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.

Nina Lee

Nina Lee, Street Roast Outreach Coordinator
Street Roast Outreach Coordinator & Development Assistant
Relationship to Street Roots: 
Nina is a Portland native and stoked to be managing Street Roast, a product that joins two large parts of their world, coffee and community, as well as serving as the development assistant. Prior to joining Street Roots, they studied poetry at PSU, and can still be found serving joe for Marigold Coffee. When not working, Nina is usually found nesting at home with their kitten, writing, giggling at memes, and admiring every passing dog.

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