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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The spirit of the holidays in Portland is strong. The spirit of the people are even stronger.

It’s that time of year when many of us are traveling or welcoming friends and family for the holidays, seeking solace in the community that we have created or belong to. For many of us, the holidays give us a time to reflect and celebrate our common bonds, a time to...

Give twice this holiday season when proceeds from your purchases go to charitable causes

Street Roots presents its first holiday Gift Guide. All businesses and nonprofits are based in Portland and were selected because they offer products or services perfect for holiday gift giving, with part or all of the proceeds going to a dedicated charity. 


Multnomah County’s incarceration rate is less than half the national average, but disparities remain

When Rod Underhill attached his name to new group aimed at putting fewer people behind bars, he made a symbolic statement more prudent district attorneys up for reelection might shy away from.

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