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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Breakfast with the Street Roots family

This morning, Nick was honored to be the key note speaker at the Street Roots Family Breakfast.

For 15 years, Street Roots has provided an opportunity for people experiencing homelessness and poverty to gain income, and positively interact with the Portland community.

Street Roots is a powerful catalyst for positive social change. The nonprofit advocates for policy changes, health care, civil rights, social justice, and other important issues for Portlanders experiencing homelessness.

They publish a bi-weekly newspaper, including strong editorials, investigative journalism, poetry, artwork, and more. Street Roots also publishes the “Rose City Resource,” a guidebook for people seeking social services in our community.

By the end of the year, Street Roots plans to begin publishing weekly – more than doubling the number of copies sold!

There are 70 Street Roots vendors in the Portland metropolitan area - selling more than 30,000 newspapers each month. Congratulations to Marlon Crump, the paper’s 2014 Vendor of the Year!

Today’s Breakfast was an inspiring event. It highlighted one of life’s most important values: family. The Street Roots family – and the affordable housing family as a whole – is an essential part of the Portland community.

Check out Street Rootswebsite for more information about the organization.