Portland: Communications

Newspapers and Magazines

Portland's major daily newspaper, The Oregonian, has been in publication since the 1850s. The paper's affiliated website provides news and local coverage online as well as archives to past stories. In 2001, The Oregonian, received two Pulitzer Prize medals, for public service and feature writing. Willamette Week and many smaller neighborhood weeklies, as well as The Skanner and Portland Observer, both serving the African American community, are among the other Portland area newspapers. Retirement Life News serves active senior citizens. The Portland Business Journal provides news pertaining to the Portland business community. Local magazines include Oregon Business Magazine and a quarterly publication of the Oregon Historical Society.

Television and Radio

Four television stations in the area represent the commercial networks and public television; other channels are available on cable and from neighboring communities. Twenty-three AM and FM radio stations serve the Portland area with a variety of musical and other programming.

Media Information: The Oregonian, 1320 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201; telephone (503)221-8327

Portland Online

Business in Portland. Available www.businessinportland.org

City of Portland home page. Available www.portlandonline.com

Multnomah County Library. Available www.multcolib.org

Oregon Economic Development Department. Available www.econ.state.or.us

The Oregonian. Available www.oregonlive.com

Portland Art Museum. Available www.portlandartmuseum.org

Portland Business Alliance. Available www.portland alliance.com

Portland Oregon Visitors Association. Available www.travel portland.com or www.pova.org

Portland Public Schools. Available www.pps.k12.or.us

Selected Bibliography

Hawkins, William John, and William F. Willingham, Classic Houses of Portland, Oregon: 1850–1950 (Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 1999)

Will, Robin, Beauty of Portland (Portland, OR: LTA Publishing, 1989)