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Bryan Adams: His new album, his roots, and his photos of street paper vendors

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 06:00
Rosemary Newton The rock star’s latest photography project, ‘Homeless,’ highlights people who ‘fall between the cracks’

Street Roots vendors have a say in logo design for Portland Street Response

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 05:00
Street Roots Three vendors joined city staff in judging the logo contest

Lisa Fithian: A trainer of mass rebellion

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 03:00
Eric Elmore ‘In every crisis there is opportunity,’ says the author of 'Shut It Down: Stories from a Fierce Loving Resistance'

Wyden touts plan to expand affordable-housing tax credit

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 03:00
Christen McCurdy ‘Our housing policy needs a major remodel,’ the senator says

Street Roots vendor cited by TriMet: Where is their sense of grace?

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 02:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR’S DESK | Mark says that if you want to help him, you can support a just and compassionate system

SR editorial: Time to explore fare-free public transit in Portland

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 07:01
SR editorial board The move has potential to advance equity, reduce emissions and relieve congestion

How an elite group conspired against the American dream

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 07:00
Helen Hill BOOK REVIEW | “Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream” by Aaron Glantz

Grand Ronde Tribal member channels his alter ego into a new play

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 05:00
Danielle Frost Anthony Hudson’s full-length production, ‘Looking for Tiger Lily,’ follows this quest to find validation as a Native artist and be at peace with a complex identity

Street Roots vendor profile: A storyteller and a people person

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 04:00
Robin Havenick Having been in their shoes, Gary volunteers with organizations that help people experiencing homelessness

William J. Barber II calls for a moral America

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 03:00
Christen McCurdy The pastor and social-justice activist who renewed the Poor People’s Campaign is coming to Portland to talk about a ‘moral revival’

The wild ride of foster parenting: Portland mother has advice for prospective foster parents

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 07:00
Libby Dowsett Jillana Goble set out to write about her family’s experiences with foster care and adoption. What resulted was a guidebook.

For anti-nuclear activist Lloyd Marbet, perseverance has been key

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 06:00
Emily Green The Trojan critic faced numerous defeats in his effort to shut down the power plant, but his persistence paid off

Life on the Streets: Growing old

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 05:00
Helen Hill Street Roots vendors share their experiences with aging while unhoused

Street Roots vendor profile: A man and his dog

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 04:00
Jessica Hamilton Stephen cares for Molly, and Molly helps Stephen sell newspapers

Believe in yourself: What Brian May would tell his 16-year-old self

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 03:00
Jane Graham The Queen guitarist speaks out about struggling to ‘reprogram’ himself after school, dealing with depression, and Freddie Mercury

It takes all of us to to find solutions and keep Street Roots going

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 02:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR'S DESK | Our winter fund drive has begun

Criminalizing prostitution further marginalizes sex workers, authors say

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 07:00
Mike Wold BOOK REVIEW | ‘Revolting Prostitutes’ by Juno Mac and Molly Smith

Ricardo Levins Morales marks 50 years at the crossroads of art and social justice

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 06:00
Casey Miller The activist uses art to tell stories – something he says is essential to organizing

Virginia Garcia clinic cuts and adapts as immigrants go uninsured

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 05:00
Christen McCurdy Layoffs come as the health center sees more patients forgo coverage due to a ‘chilling effect’ from Trump’s immigration rhetoric and ‘public charge’ policy

Street Roots vendor profile: Embracing and inspiring kindness

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 04:00
Robin Havenick Shelter living has separated Celeste from her partner, but she's optimistic they'll have a home together again


Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Journalism with a social purpose. That’s been the focus of my entire professional career — and it’s why I read and support Street Roots.

- Richard H. Meeker, founder of Willamette Week’s Give!Guide and president of City of Roses Media Company