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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Yousef Aljamal speaks up for Palestinian children

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 03:00
Helen Hill The Palestinian refugee and journalist is coming to Portland to tell the stories of youths detained in Israeli prisons

Stone Soup PDX cooks up life skills for second chances

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 02:00
John McDonald The restaurant and food service training program provides opportunities for at-risk Portlanders

What are your hopes for Portland Street Response? Show us

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 01:00
Kaia Sand We want to change the criminal justice system – and we want you to design a logo

Taxpayers prop up the biggest carbon culprit in Oregon: timber

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 07:00
Emily Green Oregonians lose hundreds of millions of tax dollars a year subsidizing the forest industry. Enough, says John Talberth, of the Center for Sustainable Economy.

Without parking, car and RV dwellers have nowhere to go

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 05:00
Graham Pruss COMMENTARY | Cities must do better at counting residents who live in their automobiles, and then provide them with services and ample parking

Street Roots vendor profile: An example of brotherly love

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 04:00
Jessica Hamilton Daniel demonstrates the value of unconditional giving

Do away with policing? Alex Vitale says it is time

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 02:00
Casey Miller The author of ‘The End of Policing’ says the job has become too broad: Police shouldn’t have to deal with social issues such as racism, homelessness and mental health crises

Artificial intelligence has a gender bias problem – just ask Siri

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 02:00
Rachel Adams COMMENTARY | The gender bias in personal assistance devices is far more insidious than just the voice

Kaia Sand, Street Roots director, receives Spirit of Portland Award

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 01:00
Street Roots The city honors the executive director for her contributions to the community

We value the lives of all 92 who died homeless in 2018

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 10:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR’S DESK | The yearly Domicile Unknown count underscores the urgent need for reliable health care

Baby boomers are ready to retire – if only they could afford to

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 07:00
Martin Hart-Landsberg COMMENTARY | With big businesses unwilling to bring back pensions or raise wages, seniors are left with tough decisions, and younger generations are left behind

Kent Ford has advice for young activists: Read, and keep going

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 06:00
Emily Green The founder of Portland’s Black Panther Party says he's always looked to other activists for inspiration

Some Portland cops have mental health training. Where do they fit into street-response reform?

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 05:00
John Emshwiller Street Roots rode along with an Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team officer to find out

Street Roots vendor profile: Nice to have family again

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 04:00
Pat Zimmer After finding the brother his mother put up for adoption, Vern is also back in touch with another estranged brother

Portland part of global tree planting movement

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 02:00
Emily Green Growing local tree canopies can mitigate climate change and make up for lost habitat. Here's how you can join the effort.

PHOTOS: 2019 Street Roots Family Breakfast

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 01:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR’S DESK | At this year's annual fundraiser, Street Roots celebrated its 20th anniversary

How your mental health can affect your dog

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 17:22
Bronwyn Orr COMMENTARY | Man’s stressed friend: We often overlook how disregarding the mental lives of our pets can also negatively impact their welfare

Celebrating 20 years of Street Roots

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 11:00

Built from the ground up: Street Roots turns 20

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 10:00
Joanne Zuhl Two decades is a lifetime for some nonprofits, but we continue to grow

From Dignity Village to Portland Street Response, advocacy is a vital part of Street Roots

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 09:00
Kaia Sand KAIA SAND | 20 years in, we keep moving forward while staying true to our roots


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