The Oregonian is a daily newspaper based in Portland, Oregon, owned by
Advance Publications. It is the oldest continuously published
newspaper on the U.S. west coast, founded as a weekly by Thomas J.
Dryer on December 4, 1850, and published daily since 1861. It is the
largest newspaper in
Oregon and the second largest in the Pacific
Northwest by circulation. The Sunday edition is published under the
title The Sunday Oregonian.
The Oregonian received the 2001
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the
only gold medal annually awarded by the organization. The paper's
staff or individual writers have received seven other Pulitzer Prizes,
most recently the award for Editorial Writing in 2014.
The Oregonian is home-delivered throughout Multnomah, Washington,
Clackamas, and Yamhill counties in
Oregon and Clark County, Washington
four days a week (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday); it is also
home-delivered in parts of Marion and Columbia counties. Some
independent dealers deliver the newspaper outside that area, though in
2006 it became no longer available in far eastern
Oregon and the
Oregon Coast, and starting in December 2008 "increasing
newsprint and distribution costs" caused the paper to stop deliveries
to all areas south of Albany.
1.1.1 First weekly issues
1.2.1 Pittock era
1.2.2 Scott era
1.3.1 Sunday Oregonian
1.3.2 New location
1.4.1 The Morning Oregonian and KGW
1.4.2 Move in 1948
1.6 Late 1960s–early 1980s
1.7 Late 1980s
1.7.1 Hilliard era
1.8.1 Rowe era
1.9 Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service
1.10.2 2004 criticism
2 Targeted publications
3 See also
5 Further reading
6 External links
One year prior to the incorporation of the tiny town of Portland,
Oregon in 1851, prospective leaders of the new community determined to
establish a local newspaper—an institution which was seen as a
prerequisite to urban growth. Chief among these pioneer community
organizers seeking establishment of a Portland press were Col. W.W.
Chapman and prominent local businessman Henry W. Corbett. In the
fall of 1850 Chapman and Corbett traveled to San Francisco, at the
time far and away the largest city on the West Coast of the United
States, in search of an editor interested in and capable of producing
a weekly newspaper in Portland. There the pair met Thomas J.
Dryer, a transplanted New Yorker who was an energetic writer with both
printing equipment and previous experience in the production of a
small circulation community newspaper in his native Ulster County, New
First weekly issues
The Weekly Oregonian front page on March 19, 1859
Dryer's press was transported to Portland and it was there on December
4, 1850 that the first issue of The Weekly Oregonian found its
readers. Each weekly issue consisted of four pages, printed six
columns wide. Little attention was paid to current news events,
with the bulk of the paper's content devoted to political themes and
biographical commentary. The paper took a staunch political line
supportive of the Whig Party—an orientation which soon brought it
into conflict with The Statesman, a Democratic paper launched at
Oregon City not long after The Weekly Oregonian's debut. A loud
and bitter rivalry between the competing news organs ensued.
Henry Pittock became the owner in 1861 as compensation for unpaid
wages, and he began publishing the paper daily, except Sundays.
Pittock's goal was to focus more on news than the bully pulpit
established by Dryer. He ordered a new press in December 1860 and
also arranged for the news to be sent by telegraph to Redding,
California, then by stagecoach to Jacksonville, Oregon, and then by
pony express to Portland.
Harvey W. Scott
Harvey W. Scott as he appeared in the 1870s.
From 1866 to 1872
Harvey W. Scott
Harvey W. Scott was the editor. Henry W. Corbett
bought the paper from a cash-poor Pittock in October 1872 and placed
William Lair Hill
William Lair Hill as editor. Scott, fired by Corbett for
supporting Ben Holladay's candidates, became editor of Holladay's
rival Bulletin newspaper. The paper went bankrupt around 1874,
Holladay having lost $200,000 in the process. Corbett sold The
Oregonian back to Pittock in 1877, marking a return of Scott to the
paper's editorial helm. A part-owner of the paper, Scott would
remain as editor-in-chief until shortly before his death in 1910.
One of the journalists who began his career on
The Oregonian during
this time period was
James J. Montague
James J. Montague who took over and wrote the
column "Slings & Arrows" until he was hired away by William
Randolph Hearst in 1902.
In 1881, the first Sunday Oregonian was published. The paper
became known as the voice of business-oriented Republicans, as
evidenced by consistent endorsement of Republican candidates for
president in every federal election before 1992.
The Oregonian Building
The Oregonian Building of 1892 was the paper's home until 1948. It was
demolished in 1950.
The paper's offices and presses were originally housed in a two-story
building at the intersection of First Street (now First Avenue) and
Morrison Street, but in 1892 the paper moved into a new nine-story
building at 6th and Alder streets. The new building was, the same
as its predecessor (and successor), called the Oregonian Building. It
included a clock tower at one corner, and the building's overall
height of 194 to 196 feet (around 59 m) made it the
tallest structure in Portland, a distinction it retained until the
completion of the
Yeon Building in 1911. It contained about
100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) of floor space, including the
basement but not the tower. The newspaper did not move again until
1948. The 1892 building was demolished in 1950.
See also: Ben Hur Lampman
The Morning Oregonian, January 22, 1912.
Following the death of Harvey Scott in 1910, the paper's
editor-in-chief was Edgar B. Piper, who had previously been managing
editor. Piper remained editor until his death in 1928.
The Morning Oregonian and KGW
In 1922, The Morning Oregonian launched KGW, Oregon's first commercial
radio station. Five years later,
KGW affiliated with
NBC (1927). The
newspaper purchased a second station, KEX, in 1933, from NBC
subsidiary Northwest Broadcasting Co. In 1944, KEX was sold to
Westinghouse Radio Stations, Inc.
The Oregonian launched KGW-FM, the
Northwest's first FM station, in 1946 (acclaimed by "The
Oregonian" May 8, 1946), known today as KKRZ.
KGW and KGW-FM were sold
to King Broadcasting Co in 1953.
In 1937, The Morning Oregonian shortened its name to The Oregonian.
Two years later, associate editor Ronald G. Callvert received a
Pulitzer Prize for editorial reporting for "distinguished editorial
writing...as exemplified by the editorial entitled "My Country 'Tis of
Move in 1948
Postcard of the new home of The Oregonian, 6th & Jefferson corner
In 1948, the paper moved to a new location within downtown, where its
headquarters ultimately would remain for the next 66 years, on SW
Broadway between Jefferson Street and Columbia Street. The new
building was designed by
Pietro Belluschi and again was named the
Oregonian Building. The block was previously home to the William
S. Ladd mansion, which had been demolished around 1925. Circa
The Oregonian purchased the block for $100,000, which led to
complaints from paper editor
Leslie M. Scott because of the outrageous
price. Three years later, Scott purchased a nearby block for the
state at $300,000 while holding the office of
The new Oregonian building was to contain the
KGW radio station and a
television studio, as well as a large and opulent dining room. The
contractor was L. H. Hoffman, who was under a very profitable
cost-plus contract. Aside from the "extravagance of design",
construction materials in short supply, the nation was under heavy
inflation, and Belluschi's plans were never ready, leading to massive
The Oregonian had to borrow from banks, the first time in
over 50 years. New company president E. B. MacNaughton was forced
to exhaust the company's loan limits at First National Bank, then turn
to the Bank of America. MacNaughton then eliminated an extra
elevator, the dining room, and KGW's radio and television studios.
The building still cost $4 million, twice the original estimate.
The building opened in 1948, but
The Oregonian had to sell it to
Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company
Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company for $3.6 million in a
leaseback arrangement. Further financial issues led to the 1950
sale to Samuel Newhouse.
Advance Publications founder S. I. "Si" Newhouse purchased
the paper. At that time, the sale price of $5.6 million was the
largest for a single newspaper. The sale was announced on December
11, 1950. In 1954, Newhouse bought 50% of Mount Hood Radio &
Television Broadcasting Corp, which broadcasts KOIN-TV, Portland's
first VHF television station,
KOIN AM (now KUFO), and KOIN-FM (now
KXL-FM). The Oregonian's circulation in 1950 was 214,916; that of the
Oregon Journal was 190,844.
In 1957, staff writers William Lambert and
Wallace Turner were awarded
Pulitzer Prize for
Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting - No
Edition time. Their prize cited "their expose of vice and
corruption in Portland involving some municipal officials and officers
of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs,
Warehousemen and Helpers of America, Western Conference" and noted
that "they fulfilled their assignments despite great handicaps and the
risk of reprisal from lawless elements."
What was to become a long and heated strike began against both The
Oregonian and The
Oregon Journal began in November 1959. The
strike was called by Stereotypers Local 49 over various contract
issues, particularly the introduction of more automated plate-casting
machinery; the new-to-American-publishing German-made equipment
required one operator instead of the four that operated the existing
Wallace Turner and many other writers and photographers
refused to cross the picket lines and never returned. The two
newspapers published a "joint, typo-marred paper" for six months until
they had hired enough nonunion help to resume separate operations.
Starting in February 1960, striking union workers published a daily
newspaper, The (Portland) Reporter; its circulation peaked at
78,000, but was shut down in October 1964.
In 1961, Newhouse bought The
Oregon Journal, Portland's afternoon
daily newspaper. Production and business operations of the two
newspapers were consolidated in The Oregonian's building, while their
editorial staffs remained separate. The National Labor Relations
Board ruled the strike illegal in November 1963. Strikers continued
to picket until April 4, 1965, at which point the two newspapers
became open shops.
Late 1960s–early 1980s
Fred Stickel came to
The Oregonian from New Jersey to become
general manager of the paper; he became president in 1972 and
publisher in 1975.
As part of a larger corporate plan to exit broadcasting, The Oregonian
sold KOIN-TV to newspaper owner
Lee Enterprises in 1977. At the same
time, KOIN-AM and -FM were sold to Gaylord Broadcasting Co. Since S.
I. Newhouse died in 1979, S.I. Jr. has managed the magazines, and
Donald oversees the newspapers.
The Oregonian lost its prime 'competitor' and Portland became a
one-daily-newspaper city in 1982, when Advance/Newhouse shut down the
Journal, citing declining advertising revenues.
William A. Hilliard was named editor in 1987, and was the paper's
African-American editor. A resident of
Oregon since the age
of 8, Hilliard had already worked at
The Oregonian for 35 years, and
had been city editor starting in 1971 and executive editor since
The Oregonian established an Asia bureau in
Tokyo, Japan in 1989,
becoming the first
Pacific Northwest newspaper with a foreign
Also in 1989,
The Oregonian recalled an edition featuring an article
that criticized a prominent local business and advertising customer;
in 1992, the
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal cited
The Oregonian as an example of
a newspaper muffling its criticism of business to appeal to commercial
The Oregonian endorsed a Democratic
candidate for president for the first time in its history when it
Bill Clinton in 1992.
The year 1993 was an eventful year for The Oregonian. Robert M.
Landauer, then editorial page editor, was a finalist for the Pulitzer
Prize in Editorial Writing for "a bold campaign to defuse myths and
prejudice promoted by an anti-homosexual constitutional amendment,
which was subsequently defeated", according to the Pulitzer judges.
The integrity of
The Oregonian became the subject of national coverage
The Washington Post
The Washington Post broke the story of inappropriate sexual
advances which led to the resignation of
Oregon senator Bob Packwood
four years later. This prompted some to joke, "If it matters to
Oregonians, it's in the Washington Post" (a twist on the Oregonian's
slogan "If it matters to Oregonians, it's in The Oregonian).
Finally, Newhouse appointed a new editor for the paper, Sandra Rowe,
who relocated from The Virginian-Pilot.
Business has everything—power, influence, sex, drama—and our job
is to pull back the curtain: That bank merger last week? Who got
screwed? Who came out on top? This is what really happened. Business
news should be handled as finely crafted drama; it's got substance and
great meaning. Business should be the backbone of the newspaper.
— Sandy Rowe, from AJR in 1999
Sandra Rowe joined the paper as executive editor in June 1993. She
formally became editor in 1994 with the retirement of William
Hilliard, but Hilliard had effectively already given her control of
the editor's reins in 1993 as he focused his attention on his duties
as the newly elected president of the American Society of Newspaper
Editors for 1993–94, in his final year before retirement.
According to Editor & Publisher, soon after Rowe's arrival, she
introduced organizational changes to the newsroom. Instead of having a
large number of general assignment reporters, she organized them
around teams, many of which often develop "subject expertise" that
"reflect[s] the interests of readers, not traditional newsroom
boundaries." Examples (over the years) include "Northwest Issues
and Environment", "Living In the '90s"/"How We Live", "Politics and
Accountability", "Health, Science, and Medicine", "Sustainability and
Growth", and "Higher Education". Accompanying the
reorganization was a more bottom-up approach to identifying stories:
"instead of having an assignment-driven newspaper, you have the beat
reporters coming to editors with what is going on", with the team
editors responsible for deciding what stories were covered by their
The position of public editor was established at
The Oregonian in
1993, and Robert Caldwell was appointed. Michele McLellan assumed
the role three years later, and was delegated the authority to decide
whether or not a newspaper error should result in the publication of a
Richard Read won the 1999
Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory
Reporting, for a series, The French Fry Connection. The articles
illustrated the impact of the
1997 Asian financial crisis
1997 Asian financial crisis by following
a case of french fries from a Washington-state farm to a McDonald's in
Singapore, ending in Indonesia during riots that led to the Fall of
Suharto. The newsroom celebrated The Oregonian's first Pulitzer in 42
years with champagne, McDonald's french fries and a brass band. The
series also received the
Overseas Press Club
Overseas Press Club award for best business
reporting from abroad, the Scripps Howard Foundation award for
business reporting and the Blethen award for enterprise
Co-worker Tom Hallman Jr., was a finalist for the 1999 Pulitzer Prize
in Feature Writing, for his "unique profile of a man struggling to
recover from a brain injury". Reporter Mark O'Keefe won an Overseas
Press Club award for human rights reporting. The editors of Columbia
Journalism Review recognized
The Oregonian as number twelve on its
list of "America's Best Newspapers", and the best newspaper owned by
the Newhouse family.
The Oregonian was a finalist for the
Pulitzer Prize for
Breaking News Reporting for its coverage of an environmental disaster
created when the New Carissa, a freighter that carried nearly 400,000
gallons of heavy fuel, ran aground February 4, 1999, north of Coos
Bay, Oregon. The articles detailed "how fumbling efforts of official
agencies failed to contain the far-reaching damage", according to the
Pulitzer jury. That same year reporters Brent Walth and Alex
Pulaski were finalists for the
Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory
Writing for their series on political influences in pesticide
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service
The Oregonian and news staff were acknowledged with two Pulitzer
Prizes in 2001. The paper was awarded the
Pulitzer Prize for Public
Service, for its "detailed and unflinching examination of
systematic problems within the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization
Service, including harsh treatment of foreign nationals and other
widespread abuses, which prompted various reforms." The series was
reported and written by Kim Christensen, Richard Read, Julie
Sullivan-Springhetti and Brent Walth, with editorials by the
Staff writer Tom Hallman Jr. received the 2001
Pulitzer Prize for
Feature Writing for his series, The Boy Behind the Mask, on a teen
with a facial deformity.
In 2003, music critic David Stabler was a finalist for the Pulitzer
Prize in Feature Writing for "his sensitive, sometimes surprising
chronicle of a teenage prodigy's struggle with a musical talent that
proved to be both a gift and a problem". Michael Arrieta-Walden became
public editor in 2003; when he ended his three-year term in the
position, no successor was named.
The Oregonian Building
The Oregonian Building of 1948, which occupies a full city block in
downtown Portland, housed the paper's headquarters from 1948 to 2014.
In 2004 the paper faced criticism after a headline characterized a
1970s sexual relationship between then-mayor
Neil Goldschmidt and a
14-year-old girl as an "affair", rather than statutory
The paper endorsed a Democrat for president for the second time in its
150-year history when it backed
John Kerry for president in 2004.
In 2005, staff reporters Steve Suo and Erin Hoover Barnett were
finalists for the
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for "their
groundbreaking reports on the failure to curtail the growing illicit
use of methamphetamines". That same year, Americans United for
Palestinian Human Rights published two reports on The Oregonian,
claiming the paper under-reported Palestinian deaths in its news
stories of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and excluded the
Palestinian narrative in its Opinion Pages.
Editorial writers Doug Bates and
Rick Attig were awarded the 2006
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for their editorials on the
conditions at the
Oregon State Hospital. As of late 2006 and early
2007, the paper's circulation averaged 319,625 for the daily edition
and 375,913 for the Sunday edition, giving
The Oregonian the
22nd-largest circulation among all major newspapers in the U.S.
The Oregonian and its journalists were recognized with
several awards. Sports columnist
John Canzano was selected as the
nation's No. 2 sports columnist in the annual
Associated Press Sports
Editors Awards. Three Oregonian reporters—Jeff Kosseff, Bryan
Denson, and Les Zaitz—were awarded the George Polk Award for
national reporting, for their series about the failure of a
decades-old, multibillion-dollar, federal program established by the
Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act intended to help people with severe
disabilities find employment. Instead it "awarded executives
handsomely but left disabled workers in segregated jobs often paying
less than minimum wage."
On April 16, 2007, it was announced that the staff of The Oregonian
was awarded a
Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting
Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for their
"skillful and tenacious coverage of a family missing in the Oregon
mountains, telling the tragic story both in print and online." In
addition, the paper's reporters were finalists in two other
categories. Les Zaitz,
Jeff Kosseff and Bryan Denson were finalists
for the Pulitzer for National Reporting for the same series that also
won the George Polk Award noted above. Inara Verzemnieks was nominated
for the Pulitzer for Feature Writing for "her witty and perceptive
portfolio of features on an array of everyday topics", according to
the Pulitzer judges.
In February 2008, Editor & Publisher named editor Sandra Mims Rowe
and executive editor Peter Bhatia as "Editors of the Year". The trade
journal noted that since Rowe and Bhatia arrived in 1993, the paper
and its journalists had won five Pulitzer Prizes and been finalists
another nine times. E&P also cited "an increased focus on
specialized reporting; a reorganized newsroom that promotes "team
reporting" concepts over traditional beats; and regular training
sessions and seminars that most staffers credit for encouraging fresh
ideas and competitive approaches." Pulitzer Board member Richard A.
Oppel, the editor of the
Austin American-Statesman called the paper
"one of the finest newspapers in the country, easily in the top
On September 28, 2008, the paper distributed a DVD of Obsession:
Radical Islam's War Against the West as an advertising supplement for
that day's edition, two weeks after The New York Times, The
Charlotte Observer and
The Miami Herald
The Miami Herald had done the same thing.
The Oregonian did so despite Portland mayor Tom Potter's personal
request that publisher
Fred Stickel not distribute it because the
"tenor of the video contributes towards a climate of distrust towards
Muslims", and because the paper's willingness to distribute the DVD
bestows upon it "an impression of objectivity and legitimacy it does
not deserve." Stickel cited "freedom of speech", and an
"obligation to keep our advertising columns as open as possible" as
reasons for not rejecting the DVD.
Newsroom staff in 2008 was about the same size as it was in 1993,
though there were fifty fewer full-time staff members than there were
in 2002; about half of those positions were eliminated after a buyout
in late 2007. The paper's outside news bureaus grew from four to
six during her tenure.
The Oregonian was scooped for a third time on a story of an
Oregon politician's sex scandal, this time involving Mayor Sam Adams
Newsweek called his "public deception and private bad
judgment" about his past relationship with a teenage legislative
Nigel Jaquiss of
Willamette Week broke the story after 18
months of investigations; Jaquiss's reporting on another sex scandal
Neil Goldschmidt earned Jaquiss a 2005 Pulitzer Prize.
Jaquiss thinks The Oregonian's failure to follow up on leads that both
he and Oregonian reporters had received was a case of "one-newspaper
towns being a little too cozy with local power brokers." A media
ethics teacher and consultant for The Poynter Institute for Media
Studies suggests that the pattern of failure to cover such stories
"may have more to do with the culture at The Oregonian, which has
recently "built its reputation on thoughtful, narrative coverage
...[that] doesn't lend itself well to digging up sex scandals."
In August 2009, the paper's owners announced the end of a policy that
protected full-time employees from layoffs for economic or
technological reasons; the change took effect the following
February. In September 2009, publisher
Fred Stickel announced his
retirement, effective September 18, ending 34 years in the position;
his son Patrick, president of the paper, was appointed interim
publisher but was not a candidate to succeed his father, and
Patrick Stickel retired on December 30, 2009. N. Christian
Anderson III was named as the new publisher in October, and began
work in the position at the beginning of November 2009. After more
than 16 years as editor, Sandra Rowe retired at the end of
2009. Peter Bhatia, then executive editor, succeeded her as
Layoffs of 37 in February 2010 left the paper with a total of about
750 employees, including more than 200 in the news department. In
September, the newspaper announced its "TV Click" was to be replaced
by TV Weekly, a publication from the Troy, Michigan-based NTVB
Media. Unlike "TV Click", TV Weekly requires a separate
The Oregonian is following the example of the
Houston Chronicle and other major newspapers and switching to
"some form of 'opt in and pay' TV sections (rather than dropping the
sections) and have found only about 10 percent to 20 percent of
subscribers use the sections."
In 2013, publisher N. Christian Anderson announced the paper was
restructuring and that beginning October 1, the Oregonian Publishing
Company would be dissolved. Two new companies would be formed: the
Oregonian Media Group, which will focus on providing content on its
online news site,
OregonLive.com though it would continue to publish a
daily print edition of the paper; and Advance Central Services Oregon,
which would provide production, packaging, and distribution support
for the new company. Ownership remained with Advance Publications.
Though the paper would be printed seven days a week, home delivery
would be cut to four days a week: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and
Sunday. These changes were put into effect as scheduled, on October
1. The paper also announced that "significant" layoffs were
expected. In addition, Anderson announced that the new company
would likely move from its downtown Portland building.
On April 2, 2014, the paper switched from broadsheet format to the
smaller tabloid format.
On April 14, 2014, it was announced that the paper's editorial
staff—consisting of Mark Hester, Erik Lukens, Susan Nielsen, and Len
Reed—had won the 2014
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing, for
their coverage of the state of Oregon's public employee retirement
system. Reporter Les Zaitz was named as a finalist for Explanatory
Reporting for his work on Mexican drug cartels.
A newly redesigned and installed street vending box for The Oregonian
(black) after the paper became a tabloid on April 2, 2014, along with
Portland Tribune box (green).
Editor Peter Bhatia left the paper in May 2014 to take a teaching
position at Arizona State University. In July 2014, it was announced
that Mark Katches had been hired as the paper's editor, and would also
be the Oregonian Media Group's vice president of content. Also in
July 2014, the newspaper moved its headquarters from the building at
1320 S.W. Broadway that it had occupied since 1948 to a smaller space
elsewhere in downtown. The new headquarters takes up around
40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2) of space in the Crown Plaza
office building, at 1500 S.W. First Avenue.
N. Christian Anderson left the Oregonian Media Group in May 2015, to
become editor and publisher of The Register-Guard, in Eugene,
Oregon. Anderson became publisher of
The Oregonian in 2009,
subsequently being named president of the Oregonian Media Group when
that new company replaced the Oregonian Publishing Company in October
2013, with the title of publisher thereafter no longer being used, and
in turn was appointed to the new position of chairman of the group in
September 2014. Steve Moss succeeded Anderson as Oregonian Media
Group president, and the chairman position was to go unfilled.
Moss announced in July 2016 that he would depart at the end of
August. In the article about his impending departure of Moss, it
was disclosed that the newspaper's Sunday circulation is now about
On October 24, 2016, the paper's editorial board announced it would
not endorse a candidate for President of the U.S., a practice it first
abandoned in 2012. This decision was criticized by some readers, who
wondered why the board would offer endorsements in state elections
without also taking a position on the presidential race. The board
justified its decision by citing the paper's general focus on local
issues, writing "Our goal as an editorial board is to have an impact
in our community. And we don't think an endorsement for president
would move the needle. So that's why we focus our endorsement energy
where voters may not have made up their minds and need help with the
The staff of
The Oregonian also produces three "targeted
publications"—glossy magazines distributed free to 40,000–45,000
wealthy residents of the Portland metropolitan area, and sold on
newsstands to 5,000 others. A fourth glossy magazine, Explore the
Pearl, is produced in conjunction with the Pearl District Business
Association, and mailed to "high-income Portland Metro households"
within Lake Oswego, West Linn, Mountain Park, Lakeridge, Forest
Heights, Raleigh Hills, Oak Hills, West Hills, Dunthorpe, and Clark
Explore the Pearl
A look at "all of the hot spots—retailers, restaurants and
galleries—the Pearl has to offer."
"Take[s] you inside real Northwest homes and gardens, where residents
and professionals have created spaces perfect for the finest Northwest
"Celebrates our fascination with fine food and the casual entertaining
that marks the Northwest lifestyle"
Captures the "experience of living the good life here in
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