The Oregonian

‘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,1 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. It is one of the few newspapers with a statewide focus in the United States.2

The Oregonian also produces three “targeted publications” — glossy magazines distributed free of charge to 40,000–45,000 wealthy residents of the Portland metropolitan area, and sold on newsstands to 5,000 others: Homes+Gardens, Mix, and Ultimate Northwest. A fourth glossy magazine, Explore the Pearl, is produced in conjunction with the Pearl District Business Association.


  1. A Brief History of Newspaper Publishing in Oregon↩︎
  2. The Oregonian History↩︎
Last updated byAnonymous on March 10, 2020
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