Media in Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon, United States supports a multitude of media, including long-established newspapers, television and radio stations; a number of smaller local art, culture, neighborhood and political publications; filmmaking; and, most recently, Internet media development. Portland has the 22nd largest newspaper,[citation needed] the 23rd largest radio[1] and the 22nd largest television[2] market in the United States. The Portland media market also serves Vancouver, Washington.



The Oregonian is the only daily general-interest newspaper serving Portland. It also circulates throughout the state and in Clark County, Washington. The Vancouver, Washington-based newspaper The Columbian also covers general news from Portland.

Alternative weekly[edit]

Smaller local newspapers, distributed free of charge in newspaper boxes and at venues around the city

Neighborhood newspapers[edit]

  • Northwest Examiner, a monthly newspaper with a circulation of 23,000 distributed by saturation mailing with news from northwest Portland, Pearl District and Goose Hollow. The publisher was established in 1986.[3]
  • Southeast Examiner, a monthly newspaper with a circulation of 24,600 covering SE Portland from SE Water Ave to SE 82nd as well as NE Laurelhurst area to SE Powell Blvd.[4]
  • Southwest News is a monthly newspaper mailed to every resident of the Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc coalition and it is published by the coalition. Approximately 9,000 copies are mailed, as well as distributed in the lobby of the Multnomah Arts Center.[5]
  • Sellwood Bee is a monthly newspaper established in 1906 and serves the inner southeast neighborhoods.[6]



Just Out was a LGBT publication published twice monthly from 1983 to 2011.


The Portland metro area is the 22nd largest U.S. market area with 1,182,180 homes with TVs and 1.035% of the U.S. market.[2] In addition, the Portland Television market area is considered as serving the entire state of Oregon. The major network television affiliates include: (Network O&O Stations are found in bold)

Channel Call sign Network Owner Subchannels
2 KATU ABC Sinclair Broadcast Group MeTV on 2.2, Comet TV on 2.3, Stadium on 2.4
6 KOIN CBS Nexstar GetTV on 6.2, Bounce TV on 6.3
8 KGW NBC Tegna Justice Network on 8.2, Quest on 8.3
10 KOPB PBS Oregon Public Broadcasting Create/PBS World on 10.2, PBS Kids on 10.3, OPB Radio on 10.4
12 KPTV Fox Meredith Cozi TV in 12.2, Laff on 12.3, Dabl on 12.4
22 KPXG ION ION Media Networks Qubo on 22.2, Ion Plus on 22.3, Infomercials on 22.4, QVC on 22.5, HSN on 22.6, Telemundo on 22.7
24 KNMT TBN Trinity Broadcasting Network Hillsong Channel on 24.2, Smile/JUCE TV on 24.3, Enlace on 24.4, TBN Salsa on 24.5
26 KJYY-LD (licensed to Salem) GOD TV Northwest Christian Broadcasting
32 KRCW (licensed to Salem) The CW Nexstar Antenna TV on 32.2, Court TV on 32.3, TBD on 32.4
36 KEVE-LD (licensed to Vancouver, WA) 3ABN Better Life Television
42 KPXG-LD Daystar Daystar
46 KGWZ-LP Ind. Gannett Broadcasting
47 KUNP-LD (licensed to La Grande) Univision Sinclair Broadcast Group TBD on 47.2, Charge! on 47.3
49 KPDX (licensed to Vancouver, WA) MNT Meredith Court TV Mystery on 49.2, Bounce TV on 49.3, Grit on 49.4


The Portland metro area is the 23rd largest radio market[1] in the U.S.

AM stations[edit]

Call sign Frequency City of License [7] Owner Format [8]
KPOJ 00620 AM Portland iHeartMedia Sports
KXTG 0750 AM Portland Alpha Broadcasting Sports
KPDQ 0800 AM Portland Salem Media Group Christian radio
KPAM 0860 AM Troutdale Pamplin Media Group News/Talk
KWIP 0880 AM Dallas Jupiter Communications Regional Mexican
KMTT 0910 AM Vancouver, WA Entercom Sports (ESPN Radio)
KWBY 0940 AM Woodburn 94 Country Inc. Regional Mexican
KUFO 0970 AM Portland Alpha Broadcasting Talk
KOOR 01010 AM Milwaukie Bustos Media Spanish News/Talk
KXPD 01040 AM Tigard Churchill Media Chinese
KFXX 1080 AM Portland Entercom Sports (ESPN Radio)
KGDD 01150 AM Portland Bustos Media Regional Mexican
KEX 01190 AM Portland iHeartMedia News/Talk
KRYN 01230 AM Gresham Bustos Media Regional Mexican
KKPZ 1330 AM Portland Crawford Broadcasting Christian radio
KUIK 01360 AM Hillsboro Silent
KBNP 1410 AM Portland Business Talk
KBPS 1450 AM Portland Portland Public Schools (Oregon) Educational
KBMS 1480 AM Vancouver Urban AC
KQRR 01520 AM Oregon City Bustos Media Russian
KKOV 01550 AM Vancouver Pamplin Media Group Brokered foreign language
KOHI 01600 AM St. Helens News/Talk
KDZR 001640 AM Lake Oswego Salem Media Group News/Talk

FM stations[edit]

Call sign Frequency City of License [9] Owner Format [10]
KBVM 088.3 FM Portland University of Portland Catholic religious
KZRI 088.7 FM Sandy EMF Worship music Air 1
KMHD 089.1 FM Gresham Mt. Hood Community College District/OPB Jazz
KPFR 089.5 FM Pine Grove Family Radio Christian radio
KQAC 089.9 FM Portland All Classical Public Media, Inc. Classical music
KXPC 090.3 FM Welches EMF Spanish Christian
KBOO 090.7 FM Portland KBOO Foundation Variety
KXRY 091.1 FM Portland Common Frequency Inc Freeform
KOPB-FM 091.5 FM Portland OPB Public radio
K220IN 091.9 FM Portland CSN Christian radio
KGON 092.3 FM Portland Entercom Classic rock
K224DL 092.7 FM Portland EMF Worship music Air 1
KRYP 093.1 FM Gladstone Salem Media Group Regional Mexican
K228EU 093.5 FM Portland Bustos Media Regional Mexican
KPDQ-FM 093.9 FM Portland Salem Communications Christian radio
KZZR 094.3 FM Government Camp Bustos Media Regional Mexican
KNRK 094.7 FM Camas, WA Entercom Alternative
KBFF 095.5 FM Portland Alpha Broadcasting Contemporary Hit Radio
K240CZ 095.9 FM Tigard EMF Spanish Christian
KKWA 096.3 FM West Linn Way FM Contemporary Christian WAY FM
KYCH-FM 097.1 FM Portland Entercom Adult hits
KLVP 097.9 FM Aloha EMF Contemporary Christian K-Love
KUPL 098.7 FM Portland Alpha Broadcasting Country
KWJJ-FM 099.5 FM Portland Entercom Country
KKRZ 0100.3 FM Portland iHeartMedia Contemporary Hit Radio
KXL-FM 0101.1 FM Portland Alpha Broadcasting News/Talk
KINK 0101.9 FM Portland Alpha Broadcasting AAA
K272EL 0102.3 FM Portland iHeartMedia Alternative rock
K275CH 0102.9 FM Gresham Alpha Broadcasting Rhythmic CHR
KKCW 0103.3 FM Beaverton iHeartMedia Adult Contemporary
K279BO 0103.7 FM Portland EMF Christian classic hits K-Love Classics
KFIS 0104.1 FM Scappoose Salem Media Group Contemporary Christian
KXXP 0104.5 FM White Salmon, WA Jackman Holding Company, LLC Soft oldies
KRSK 0105.1 FM Molalla Entercom Hot AC
KFBW 0105.9 FM Vancouver, WA iHeartMedia Classic rock
K292HH 0106.3 FM Portland Salem Media Group Christian radio
KLTH 0106.7 FM Lake Oswego iHeartMedia Classic hits
K296FT 0107.1 FM West Haven Metro East Community Media Freeform
KXJM 00107.5 FM Banks iHeartMedia Classic hip hop


  1. ^ a b "Arbitron Radio Market Rankings: Fall 2012". Arbitron. September 13, 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Nielsen Media Research Local Universe Estimates" (PDF). The Nielsen Company. September 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 17, 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
  3. ^ "About". NWExaminer. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  4. ^ "About SE Examiner". The Southeast Examiner of Portland Oregon. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  5. ^ "SW News | Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc". Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  6. ^ "Read Portland's hundred-year-old neighborhood newspaper, THE BEE!". Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  7. ^ AM Query - AM Radio Technical Information - Audio Division (FCC) USA Archived August 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Station Information Profile
  9. ^ FM Query - FM Radio Technical Information - Audio Division (FCC) USA Archived August 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Station Information Profile