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Israel Bayer is the Executive Director of Street Roots, a street newspaper in Portland, Oregon. He is the Chairperson of the North American Street Newspaper Association.


For leadership and ingenuity in challenging the community to act, respond and live to promote justice for all people and be a voice for marginalized groups, 2009, City of Portland/Mult. County.

For outstanding writing highlighting extraordinary individuals, 2009, North American Street Newspaper Association

For exceptional dedication in making a positive change in the lives of homeless people, 2007, City of Portland & Cecil Shumway Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.

North American Street Newspaper “Slave,” 2006, International Network of Street Papers

Listen to Israel Bayer and Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish talk about homelessness.

Profile in Oregon Business Magazine:  Street newspaper tiger

Profile in Oregonian: Helping the homeless


You can reach Israel @

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  1. sue bayer permalink
    June 22, 2008 5:57 am

    very groovy…enjoyed your wide range of topics…great read !

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