Street Roots


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.

Bottom Line for Portland

Donating to Street Roots means putting income in the pockets of your unhoused neighbors. Over 200 folks make their livelihood selling Street Roots every single week. Donating to Street Roots means supporting cutting-edge, local journalism, that tells you the stories you don’t find elsewhere.


“Street Roots means family to me. We celebrate the good times and the bad, too. Just like family.”

Rick Davis

Street Roots vendor

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Inherent in our mission, Street Roots believes everyone is entitled to opportunity and dignity, and the freedom to reach their fullest potential. We recognize that Black, Indigenous folks and people of color are disproportionately impacted by socio-economic injustice, including homelessness, and solutions to that injustice means solutions for all. To achieve that goal, we must be intentional in our work toward equity, ensuring that those most affected by injustice have the most resources to fight injustice. 

$85,830 raised of $90,000 goal
1008 donations
95% of Goal


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Year Founded: 1999

Tax ID: 931271399

Street Roots is in the Civil & Human Rights category which is sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine

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