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.

Nina Lee

Nina Lee, Development Assistant
Development Assistant
Relationship to Street Roots: 
Nina was born and raised in Portland and is so stoked to be serving as the Development Assistant. Prior to joining Street Roots, they studied poetry at PSU. When not in office, Nina enjoys nesting at home with their cat, reading, and running around Oregon's outdoor offerings admiring every flower possible.

Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Street Roots and its writers and vendors are an invaluable part of our community's fabric. Social justice is only within our grasp only when we all participate in learning about, supporting, and fighting for this mission. Street Roots is a daily reminder, on blocks throughout Portland, that we are all in this together.

- Mara Zepeda, co-founder, Switchboard