Portland Newspapers and News Media

If there’s one thing we have in common, its opinions. Portland is no different except perhaps we are even more opinionated than most.

We read, we watch, we write, we caucus, celebrate and rise up as we see fit. As such, Portland has a great selection of mainstream and independent news sources, in all formats. From local Portland news published by and for each neighborhood, to popular TV and news radio stations, to the individual voices of bloggers.

Portland Neighborhood Newspapers

North Portland Newspapers:

The St. Johns Review is one of Portland’s oldest community newspapers, published on a bi-weekly basis since 1904.

Northeast Portland Newspapers:

The Hollywood Star covers the northeast Portland neighborhoods.

The Mid-County Memo covers the Gateway and Parkrose neighborhoods in the Mid-Multnomah County area of northeast Portland.

Southeast Portland Newspapers:

Serving Inner Southeast Portland since 1906, The Bee offers locally relevant news and human interest stories for the folks living in Southeast Portland.

The SE Examiner covers Southeast Portland neighborhood news.  

Southwest Portland Newspapers:

Southwest Portland Post, used to be called the Multnomah Village Post and contains local news and information for residents of southwest Portland.

Portland Business Newspapers

Portland News Newspapers

  • The Portland Observer gives local news for Portland and surrounding communities, featuring an open look at local politics, opinion, news features and community interest stories.
  • Portland Tribune is Portland’s city newpaper, free to the public on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • The Oregonian is primary obtained by subscription, it is a daily paper and is commonly viewed as the standard Oregon newspaper.

Portland Cultural Newspapers

  • The Asian Reporter “Where the East meets the Northwest!” A weekly focus on local and international news as well as book reviews, organizations and ‘Asia links’.
  • The Skanner is a weekly newspaper published in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington focused on advancing the cause of the Black Press in the North Western United States.
  • Portland Monthly magazine covers Portland arts, entertainment and dining.
  • Street Roots – “For those who cannot afford free speech.” Mission: “We advocate for the homeless, passionately striving for justice, equality and freedom. Through a voice that can be heard, we raise social awareness, build community, and create unique career and income opportunities to help homeless people help themselves.”

Portland Arts and Entertainment Newspapers

  • Willamette Week – A popular paper to read at your local coffee shop, the wweek is published weekly.
  • Portland Mercury – Another fun and very popular weekly guide to entertainment, events, and culture in P-Town.

Portland Television News

Portland News Radio

Local Portland Newspapers We’ve Lost

  • The St. Johns Sentinel covered St. Johns, Sauvie Island, Multnomah Channel, Linnton, and the Greater North Portland area (areas of the city of Portland West of Williams Avenue). The local Portland newspaper ended in 2010, but the archives can still be found here.
  • North Tabor Newsletter kept tabs on the neighborhood for a few years.
  • Lifestyles Northwest was dedicated to the active and healthy lifestyles of loyal readers.
  • Just Out used to serve the LGBT Communities of Oregon and SW Washington since 1983, Just Out contained community news, culture, events and more.
  • Portland Family Magazine – Mission: The family, no matter its shape or size, is a basic building block of society. Our goal is to be a resource for the growth of family life in the community.