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.
Street Roots — published biweekly in Portland, Oregon — has been Portland's flagship publication addressing homelessness and poverty since 1998.
Our Vendor Program has more than 70 active vendors that sell Street Roots in the Portland metropolitan area. More than 250 vendors sell the newspaper during the course of a year. Collectively, more than 20,000 newspapers are sold each month.
Our Newspaper delivers in-depth news and commentary on social and economic justice issues important to the entire community. Street Roots is a platform for people on the streets to have a voice in the political and social dialogue, bridging cultural and class divides with a greater understanding on social matters that affect us all.
Our Resource Guide is a 4'x 4', 104-page guide and is the most comprehensive, updated list of services for people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Multnomah and Washington counties. More than 100,000 guides are published annually by Street Roots and distributed to more than 200 organizations and institutions working with people experiencing homelessness and poverty in the Portland region.
Our Advocacy efforts are related to homelessness and housing in Portland and throughout the state of Oregon and around the United States.