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.

Street Roots Street Party

Help us celebrate in style at our 20th Anniversary Street Party!
NW Davis Street
(Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
Free and open to the public

Enjoy burritos by Laughing Planet Cafe and cold brew by Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and well as mocktails and entertaiment by The Jenny Conlee Quartet and DJ Mami Maimi of Noche Libre!

This event is family-friendly and free and open to the public.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here for more information.

Have questions about the Street Party? Contact Development Director Andrew Hogan at or 503-967-7004.

And a special thank you to our event sponsors:

Travel Portland

NW Natural

OHSU Care Management Social Work


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