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.

Support Street Roots

Support Street Roots

Why support Street Roots?

— We empower hundreds of individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty with immediate income and to improve their quality of life
— We help house or prevent homelessness for more than 500 individuals each year
— We produce award-winning quality journalism that is focused on solutions
— We highlight organizations and individuals across a broad spectrum of the community
— We produce more than 160,000 Rose City Resource Guides annually and distribute them to more than 400 organizations and entities in Portland.
— We help change community perspectives and build community coalitions that work towards creating social justice for all

Ways to help

You keep Street Roots strong. Whether you are giving your time, something from our wish list, a financial or in-kind gift (large or small), sponsorship, or advertisement your support matters!

As a growing, grassroots non-profit, Street Roots is dependent on the support of the community and volunteers in every capacity. Because we serve to improve the overall living experience of Portlanders, we are searching for locally dedicated and committed individuals who believe in our mission. Any support or contribution is highly valuable and greatly appreciated.


In person or by mail:
Street Roots
211 NW Davis St
Portland, OR 97209

Online donations are processed securely by Qgiv; their site has options of one-time or recurring donations. Donate online now.

Sponsor Street Roots

Street Roots offers a variety of sponsorship packages to support the organization. Visit our Sponsorship information page to learn more.

Advertise in Street Roots

Advertising with Street Roots is a great way to feature your business or event. Visit our Advertisement information page to learn how.

Volunteer at Street Roots

We have many opportunities for writers, copy editors, front desk, vendor program, advocacy program, and resource guide volunteers. Please visit our Volunteer page to find out more and sign up.

Browse our in-kind wish list

Your in-kind donations save the day. We need a variety of items ranging from postage stamps to technology to items that keep our vendors warm and safe on the streets. Please check out our current in-kind wish list here.

Giving and rewards programs that benefit Street Roots

From Fred Meyer Rewards to Amazon Smile, here is a list of giving and rewards programs that benefit Street Roots at no cost to you.

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