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.

Find a Street Roots Vendor

You can find a Street Roots vendor at locations below, but not limited to. Please only purchase the paper from badged Street Roots Vendors. Thank you for your support!

Downtown/Southwest:

  • Portland State University
  • Safeway (SW 10th and Jefferson)
  • Voodoo Donuts (SW 3rd and Burnside)
  • Starbucks (SW 4th and Oak)
  • Nortstroms (SW Broadway and Yamhill)
  • Central Library (SW 10th and Yamhill)
  • Food Carts (SW 5th and Stark)
  • Food Carts (SW 10th and Alder)

North/Northeast:

  • Alberta Food Cooperative (NE 15th and Alberta)
  • Lloyd Center Dollar Store (Lloyd Center Mall)
  • New Season's Market (N. Interstate and Rosa Parks)
  • New Season's Market (Concordia — NE 33rd and Killingsworth)
  • On-Point Credit Union (NE Broadway and 9th)
  • Peets Coffee (NE Broadway and 15th)
  • Starbucks (NE 29th and Burnside)
  • Whole Foods (NE 43rd and Sandy)

Northwest:

  • Food Front (NW 23rd and Thurman)
  • Stadium Fred Meyer (NW 20th and Burnside)
  • Powell's Books (NW 10th and Burnside
  • REI (NW 14th and Johnson)
  • Trader Joe's (NW 21st and Lovejoy)
  • Union Station (NW 6th)
  • Whole Foods (NW 12th and Couch)

Southeast:

  • Powell's Books (SE 37th and Hawthorne)
  • New Season's Market (SE 42nd and Hawthorne)
  • QFC Sellswood (Milwaukie)
  • People's Food Cooperative (SE 21st Ave.)
  • Walgreen's (SE 39th and Belmont)

 

Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

 

In a time where civil discourse is all but gone, the Street Roots Vendor Program encourages conversations on a one-to-one basis about much larger issues.  It does so with the specific intention of enhancing understanding among all levels of society by allowing the flow of humanity to connect with individual vendors in an atmosphere that requires respect of all participants.

This exchange, when successful, does not judge the economic, moral worth or good judgment of the vendors, avoids hostility and allows for a better appreciation for all the participants’ experiences.

- Mary Jane Haake, Portland, OR