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 into the pockets of your neighbors experiencing income and housing instability. Over 250 folks make their livelihood selling Street Roots every single week. Investing in Street Roots means supporting cutting-edge, local journalism that tells you the stories you don’t find elsewhere.


“Street Roots has given me a purpose. Now I’m selling a product I believe in.”

Daniel Cox

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. 


Laughing Planet joins Street Roots as our 2023 Give!Guide business partner. A longtime supporter, Laughing Planet delivers 100 hearty burritos to the Street Roots office twice a month to fuel our vendors, staff, and volunteers on New Paper Day.


Thank you to ACLU of Oregon, Animal Aid, Hygiene4All, the Independent Publishing Resource Center, Open Signal, Portland Street Medicine, Sisters of the Road, Stone Soup, Street Books, The Lund Report, The Street Trust, and XRAY.FM for all you do for our communities and for generously partnering with Street Roots for each of 2023's Big Give Days.

$88,080 raised of $90,000 goal
901 donations
98% 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.

They're a medium-sized organization with activities in Multnomah Co.

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