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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Camp sweep comes as city takes over on ODOT land

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 14:39
Kaia Sand Two Street Roots vendors had been living in the camp for months without hassle `

County steps in to help Lincoln Hotel's evicted tenants

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 08:28
Amanda Waldroupe The vulnerable residents of this affordable complex in downtown Portland have found an ally

Oregon renters bring lobbying power to 2019 legislative session

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 05:30
Amanda Waldroupe It couldn’t come at a more pivotal time

What became of Portland's queer hub

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 04:00
Sarah Hansell Stark Street was once the heart of LGBTQ+ culture, but now ‘we can go anywhere,’ says Walter Cole, better known as the legendary drag queen Darcelle XV

The Oshu Nippo: Translating a Japanese newspaper published in Portland into English

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 04:00
Libby Dowsett In the early 1900s, the publication was a way for Japanese immigrants to stay connected

Remembering Tia Plympton, a mentor for homeless youths

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 03:30
Haven Wheelock The advocate with Outside In died Jan. 6. She was 74.

When Portland’s Old Town was the North End

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 11:00
Doug Kenck-Crispin Aa snapshot of a few blocks of Portland’s past

The Portland IWW: Revolution and music

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 07:00
JD Chandler Cultural resistance – through graphic design, cartoons and songs – was one of the Wobblies’ most effective tools

Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown: ‘The original downtown’

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 06:00
Joanne Zuhl Street Roots reflects on some of the characters that made Old Town what it was – and is today

Street Roots vendor writing: Dreaming of reading ‘Anna Karenina’

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 05:00
J. Juno "I had to read because this was never about just reading a book. It was never about 'Anna Karenina.' This was about me and me fighting me."

Street Roots vendor profile: A poet in our midst

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 04:00
Helen Hill Daniel says Street Roots inspired him to write poetry

Retirements prompt mass eviction at affordable refuge in downtown Portland

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 03:00
Amanda Waldroupe City’s relocation funds will help tenants with the move, but loss of affordable units could make it tough to find new homes

SR editorial: Time for Oregon Legislature to discuss rent stabilization

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 02:00
SR editorial board We’re in a housing crisis. We need to lift the pre-emption on rent control.

2 books that explore Big Pharma’s role in the opioid crisis

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 01:00
Joe Martin BOOK REVIEW | ‘Dopesick’ and ‘Pain Killer’

Celebrating the grit and humanity of Portland's Old Town

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 01:00
Street Roots A series of stories about the city's oldest neighborhood

How we can avoid climate disaster

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 07:00
Emily Green We don’t need to focus on every little solution; just a few that work, says energy policy expert Hal Harvey

Street Roots vendor profile: Busting stereotypes about people on the streets

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 06:00
Helen Hill William’s passion is to help others stop judging homeless people

We are standing our ground for justice at the border

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 05:00
Pat Rumer COMMENTARY | We showed up with love at the fence as thousands of asylum seekers await their chance to enter the U.S.

Notable and Quotable: Our favorites from 2018

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 04:00
Street Roots Highlights from some of our newsmakers of the past year

Saving lives at sea: The ripple effect of a global refugee crisis

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 03:30
Birgit Müller Jonas Füllner At the height of the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, commercial ships rushed to the rescue, often traumatizing sailors


Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Street Roots helps people reach their individual potential while giving them the sense of belonging and personal self worth.  What a gift this organization is to our community.

- Mary Edmeades, Vice President, Albina Community Bank