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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

Blumenauer zeroes in on the housing crisis and its racist roots

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 03:00
Joanne Zuhl The congressman from Portland hopes to flip the script on centuries of government-sanctioned discrimination

SR editorial: Lighting the fire for real public-records advocacy

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 02:00
SR editorial board The resignation of Oregon’s first public-records advocate is a wake-up call. We need transparency.

Street Roots vendor profile: Long-lost brothers reconnect

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 07:00
Pat Zimmer For 35 years, Norm wondered what had happened to Larry. Now, he’s saving money so he can pay him a visit.

The unsavory side of recovery people seldom talk about

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 06:00
Emily Green For some, sobriety is a tradeoff when recovery culture perpetuates body-image issues

Street Roots vendor profile: Home. I love that word.

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 04:00
Robin Havenick Homeless on and off for years, Eileen was determined to get an apartment. And now, she has.

An unprecedented crisis in the U.S. immigration courts

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 03:00
Helen Hill With its rampant conflicts of interest, the immigration court system is not consistent with American democracy, says Judge Ashley Tabaddor, president of the judges’ union

Spread the word about Street Roots: Share your photos!

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 01:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR’S DESK | Snap a picture of the newspaper for a chance to win – and to support Street Roots vendors

The final mission of Martin Luther King Jr.: Economic, racial and social equality

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 07:00
Joe Martin Book Review | “King and the Other America: The Poor People’s Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality” by Sylvie Laurent

Nuremberg chief prosecutor says the world has not learned

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 06:00
Adam Sennott Ben Ferencz continues to plead for world peace and justice seven decades after ‘the biggest murder trial in human history’

School for teens in recovery is first of its kind in Oregon

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 05:00
Emily Green Harmony Academy in Lake Oswego will help students stay clean and sober together

Street Roots vendor profile: A strategic salesman

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 04:00
Jessica Hamilton Dale shares his advice for Street Roots vendors – and his customers

Donna Stoney is making wine – and making history

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 03:00
Sarah Hansell The longtime case manager and service provider for people with disabilities is Oregon’s first black woman winemaker on record

Homeless shelter opens in River District in Portland

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 02:30
Street Roots PHOTO STORY | The 24-hour navigation center includes intensive case management services


Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Journalism with a social purpose. That’s been the focus of my entire professional career — and it’s why I read and support Street Roots.

- Richard H. Meeker, founder of Willamette Week’s Give!Guide and president of City of Roses Media Company