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.

Wish List

Street Roots now has an Amazon Smile wishlist:

Your in-kind donations keep us going. We welcome any of the following in clean, useable condition:

Vendor Program

Clothing & Accessories

Hygiene and health

Food (Non-perishable, snack food only please)



  • Postage Stamps (Forever 1st Class)
  • Printing Paper (letter size, white)
  • Yellow Note Pads
  • Post-it Notes
  • Black & Red Ink Pens
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper (partial rolls OK from housekeeping or janitorial programs)
  • Trash Bags
  • Hand Soap
  • Latex Gloves
  • Sponges
  • Gift Certificates: Office Depot, Cash-n-Carry, IKEA, Ace Hardware, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Trader Joe’s
  • Apple Computer running OSX El Capitan or later (desktops and/or laptops)
  • A working refrigerator (energy-efficient)

We are unable to accept clothing, perishable food, and blankets, but can refer you to a worthy program that welcomes such items. If in doubt, give our office a call at 503-228-5657 and we can talk with you about your donation.

Thank you so much for your interest in keeping Street Roots strong!

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