Hundreds of Street Roots supporters gathered at the Portland Convention Center on October 5, 2017, including several members of the Interfaith Alliance on Poverty.  Shown above are Tom Hering, Rose City Presbyterian Church, Dave Albertine, the Madeleine Catholic Parish, Holly Schmidt, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Carol Turner, Westminster Presbyterian Church, and Sarabelle Hitchner, First Unitarian Church.

City Commissioners Nick Fish and Chloe Eudaly brought message from Portland Mayor, Ted Wheeler, applauding the efforts of Street Roots Executive Director, Israel Bayer, the prize-winning journalists who produce such an excellent paper, and the 170 street vendors who act as "ambassadors for the homeless!"