A BILLION DOLLAR PROBLEM
The story of homelessness is deeply rooted to federal budget cuts. The safety net has been removed and many have been left behind.
A 12OZ SOLUTION
Street Roast is a true stimulus package: Every bag sold generates additional income for Street Roots, a nonprofit that creates opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Street Roast is about shining a light on these vendors. Put simply, this is about further humanizing the homeless experience and creating understanding. We use coffee to illuminate the stories of the amazing people who experience homelessness. Compassion and support blaze the path towards a community of acceptance and awareness. It all starts one bag at a time.
Oregonians love coffee as much as they love a good cause,
so we decided to combine the two.
Street Roots hosts a weekly creative writing group to create poetry and other works. Self-expression is a tool vendors use to create self-worth and hope in the world we live. Poetry is published in the newspaper and featured in the annual zine sold during the winter holiday season.
A dynamic coffee with notes of caramel, chocolate, vanilla an element of surprise to awaken the muse.WHERE TO BUY
Street Roots vendors work hard every day to rebuild their lives and contribute to their community in a positive way. Building community with the public to create authentic relationships and create social change makes the perfect artisan.
A juicy, caramel body; a bright, citrus acidity; and notes of cane sugar, dried apricot and citrus fruits.WHERE TO BUY
Standing on street corners around the Portland metro area, Street Roots vendors are delivering much more than a newspaper. These vendors are messengers of hope, community, resilience and opportunity.
This hearty blend triggers the senses and prepares you for the tasks ahead.WHERE TO BUY
A CAFFINATED COLLABORATION
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.LEARN MORE
Marigold Coffee is a Portland-based roaster featuring distinctive, meticulous roasted coffees, selected from high quality-committed farmers around the world.LEARN MORE
WHERE TO BUY
NEW SEASONS MARKETS
MARIGOLD COFFEE CAFE
2815 SE Holgate Blvd
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3011 N Lombard St
1704 SW Broadway
CHERRY SPROUT PRODUCE
722 N Sumner St