Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

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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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-Number of lakes in Oregon: 6,000 (estimated)

-Estimated number of miles of rivers and streams in Oregon: 112,000

-Number of registered campsites in Oregon: 5,900

-Number of state parks in Oregon: 230

-Number of acres that are forested in Oregon: 30 million

-Number of hot springs in Oregon:...


The Fourth of July has come and gone, and its passing has ushered in the start of summer in Portland.  With summer comes the bounty of fresh local produce, the endless summer nights and evening dinners out on the patio.  Summer also brings with it an increase in people experiencing homelessness as people come to Portland for our temperate summers. The yearly influx of those...

Ralph Steadman poses with Johnny Depp who portrayed Steadman's friend Hunter S. Thompson. Photo by Charlie Paul Ralph Steadman in his studio Photo by Charlie Paul

Ralph Steadman was born in Merseyside in 1936 and grew up in North Wales. He found his calling in a tiny...

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