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.

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Street Roots is Portland's bi-weekly community publication with an ear to the street. Street Roots readers are educated, socially concerned, and loyal.

Our publication is sold by people experiencing homelessness and poverty, and helps individuals earn the money they need to get ahead. Each year, more than 250 individuals and families rely on Street Roots to support their quality of life.

Street Roots is a hand up, not a hand out. 

Street Roots is a weekly publication with a readership of 15,000. Our vendors pay 25 cents per copy for their papers, which are then sold on the street for a dollar. Street Roots is purchased by a range of interested individuals throughout the Portland region.

Advertising with Street Roots is a way to reach out to the community and give something back at the same time. Please consider an investment in Street Roots. We're a good deal with a good cause.

Advertising opportunities include space in our weekly print publication and online. You can find our advertising rates and publication schedule below. For more information, please fill out our online inquiry form.

 

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Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

I firmly believe that Street Roots was largely responsible for keeping the fate of inmate moms and their children on the minds of Oregonians. Because of Street Roots' in-depth reporting and tireless advocacy, the Oregon legislature overturned the Dept. of Corrections' decision to de-fund the Family Preservation Project at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville. Thanks to Street Roots, the Family Preservation Project is alive and well today helping inmate moms build healthy bonds with their children

- Brian Lindstrom, Filmmaker