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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Street Roots vendor is an addiction counselor in the making

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 05:00
Helen Hill Nettie brings lived experience and a fresh point of view to her internship at Acadia NW

Discrimination unfolds before our eyes as states adopt voter suppression laws

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 04:30
Dave Gamrath BOOK REVIEW | ‘One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy’ by Carol Anderson

Street Roots vendor profile: A father-daughter team

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 04:00
Helen Hill John is proud that Tabetha is selling Street Roots, and she is grateful for her dad's support

Cathy Abbruzzese says young LGBTQ+ activists are doing things right

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 03:00
Emily Green The former Basic Rights Oregon fundraiser explains people power, the art of persuasion and ‘the right respect’

SR editorial: We value free speech for all – not just the powerful

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 02:00
SR editorial board That's why Street Roots is 'for those who can't afford free speech'

Gregor Gog – anarchist, first street paper editor, and King of the Vagabonds

Fri, 12/27/2019 - 07:00
Bastian Pütter The German World War I veteran's life story is now a comic

Notable and Quotable: Our favorites from 2019

Fri, 12/27/2019 - 05:00
Street Roots A sampling of Street Roots' conversations from the past year

Street Roots vendor profile: Dreams of running a business

Fri, 12/27/2019 - 04:00
Pat Zimmer Don wants to spend his summers operating a bicycle hot dog stand. In the meantime, ‘it feels good when I sell the papers.’

Reflecting on a powerful year in print journalism

Fri, 12/27/2019 - 02:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR’S DESK | Street Roots is proud of the newspaper we put out week after week

Portland has reduced police force against people with mental illness? Hardly

Thu, 12/26/2019 - 08:55
Jason Renaud COMMENTARY | The DOJ settlement resulted in training, but that wasn’t the solution we needed

Street Roots vendor profile: I want to give the world a hug

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 06:00
Jessica Hamilton Pops is proud to be earning money through Street Roots, as well as by making and selling bracelets

A wealth tax? It could work in the U.S.

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 05:00
Martin Hart-Landsberg COMMENTARY | We need more funding for public programs; we also need to address the obscene concentration of wealth

Life on the Streets: Family – a subject too painful for words

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 04:00
Helen Hill Losing family and friends as a result of homelessness can be more devastating than losing housing

SAFES has a new look and a new vibe

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 04:00
Sarah Hansell After a four-month closure, the Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter opens its renovated facility with a bevy of new programs

Street Roots vendors share their gratitude and hopes for the new year

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 03:00
Street Roots They're grateful for support, shelter, life and opportunities

Oregon delegates to join legal fight against Trump food-stamp cuts

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 03:00
Joanne Zuhl Pulling assistance from people who are struggling to find jobs is ‘not the Oregon way,’ Sen. Wyden says

Remembering Lori De Tie and her zest for life

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 02:30
Street Roots A memorial for Lolo is planned at the Street Roots office

The house that Vern – and you – built

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 02:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR'S DESK | Vern didn't like to branch out – until he found a safety net at Street Roots

Vigil for people who died homeless to bring together housed and unhoused

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 01:00
Helen Hill The event, on the longest night of the year, will provide a space for mourning and challenge people to help build a just community

How the real estate industry conspired against black homeownership

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 07:00
Mike Wold BOOK REVIEW | “Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership” by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor


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