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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Street Roots is part of a global movement

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 01:00
Street Roots The International Network of Street Papers represents more than 100 street papers in 35 countries

Life on the Streets: Faith and spirituality

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 07:00
Helen Hill Several Street Roots vendors explain how their faith informs their decisions, their relationships, their outlook and more

What climate activism means to these teens

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 06:00
Eric Elmore We talked to five teenagers at the forefront of Portland’s climate movement

With grant to tackle teen homelessness, Clackamas County taps youths for ideas

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 05:00
Libby Dowsett Among young people’s recommendations are better mediation services to prevent homelessness

Street Roots vendor profile: Overcoming fear and healing from abuse

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 04:00
Robin Havenick Alex confronts hardship with humor and courage

New Bill McKibben book: A tough message, but a tougher reality

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 03:30
Joe Martin BOOK REVIEW | ‘Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?’ Bill McKibben

The progressive side of the Catholic Church

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 03:00
Casey Miller National Catholic Reporter correspondent Heidi Schlumpf is coming to Portland to talk about resistance both inside and outside the church

Assault on tent campers among spate of violence against unhoused

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 02:00
John Emshwiller Injured when a truck rammed his tent, a Portland man says he's had to stop working

We stand firm against dangerous White House rhetoric on homelessness

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 01:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR’S DESK | The Council of Economic Advisers is wrong to recommend a police response

PHOTOS: Passion, fear, activism prevail at Portland Climate Strike

Sun, 09/22/2019 - 02:00
Eric Elmore Thousands of students rally in the city to demand action on the global climate crisis

Margaret Atwood looks back at her teenage self

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 07:00
Jane Graham ‘If I met the 16-year-old me now I’d think, what planet did you come from?’

Stumptown creator Greg Rucka never imagined his comic on TV

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 06:00
Jason Cohen The Portland comic book author talks to Street Roots about the Timbers, social media, white supremacy and the new ABC adaptation of his private-eye series

It was feminism that led her to witchcraft

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 05:00
Casey Miller ‘Waking the Witch’ author Pam Grossman says her activism and her magic are intertwined

Street Roots vendor profile: Reminiscing about an older Portland

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 04:00
Jessica Hamilton A lot has changed since Charles grew up in this city

The last supper at Sunnyside Community House

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 02:00
Helen Hill The program has served its final free meal, and its 38-year run has come to an end – for now

Believe our stories and listen: Perspectives on first response on the streets

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 01:00
Kaia Sand REPORT | Portland Street Response survey, conducted with and for unhoused people

Inside the lives of activists: A photo essay

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 07:00
Eric Elmore They all belong to Extinction Rebellion PDX, but to each of them, the fight for environmental justice is personal

Wall Street speculators and the loss of affordable housing

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 06:00
Mary King COMMENTARY | Investment giants are inflating Portland housing prices, a local expert argues

Portland protesters to Greyhound: Stop letting immigration agents on buses

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 05:00
Emily Green Activists plan a rally to put pressure on the carrier and to inform passengers of their rights

Street Roots vendor profile: A thinker, a dreamer, a poet

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 04:00
Robin Havenick A pursuit of knowledge is what drives Peter


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