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.

Smaller local newspapers, distributed free of charge in newspaper boxes and at venues around the city, include the Portland Tribune (general-interest paper published on Tuesdays and Thursdays), Willamette Week (general-interest alternative weekly), the The Portland Mercury (another weekly, targeted at younger urban readers), The Asian Reporter (a weekly covering Asian news, both international and local), and Christian News Northwest, a regional monthly newspaper serving the evangelical Christian community.

Portland Indymedia is one of the oldest and largest Independent Media Centers. The Portland Alliance, a largely anti-authoritarian progressive monthly, is the largest radical print paper in the city. Just Out, published in Portland twice monthly, is the region's foremost LGBT publication. A biweekly paper, Street Roots, is sold within the city by members of the homeless community.

The weekly Portland Business Journal, covers business-related news, as does the Daily Journal of Commerce. Portland Monthly is a monthly news and culture magazine. The Bee, over 100 years old, is another neighborhood newspaper serving the inner southeast neighborhoods.


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:

Channel Call sign Network Owner
2 KATU ABC Sinclair Broadcast Group
6 KOIN CBS Media General
8 KGW NBC Tegna
10 KOPB PBS Oregon Public Broadcasting
12 KPTV Fox Meredith
22 KPXG (licensed to Salem) ION ION Media Networks
24 KNMT TBN Trinity Broadcasting Network
26 KJYY-LD GOD TV Northwest Christian Broadcasting
32 KRCW (licensed to Salem) The CW Tribune Broadcasting
36 KEVE-LD (licensed to Vancouver, WA) 3ABN Better Life Television
42 KPXG-LD Daystar ION Media Networks
46 KGWZ-LP Ind. Gannett Broadcasting
47 KUNP-LD Univision Sinclair Broadcast Group
49 KPDX (licensed to Vancouver, WA) MNT Meredith


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

AM stations[edit]

Call sign Frequency City of License [3] Owner Format [4]
KPOJ 00620 AM Portland iHeartMedia Sports
KXTG 0750 AM Portland Alpha Broadcasting Sports
KPDQ 0800 AM Portland Salem Communications Christian radio
KPAM 0860 AM Troutdale Pamplin 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 Milwaukee 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 Talk
KBNP 1410 AM Portland Business Talk
KBPS 1450 AM Portland Portland Public Schools Educational
KBMS 1480 AM Vancouver Urban AC
KQRR 01520 AM Oregon City Bustos Media Russian
KKOV 01550 AM Vancouver Pamplin Media Adult Standards
KOHI 01600 AM St. Helens News/Talk
KDZR 001640 AM Lake Oswego Salem Communications News/Talk

FM stations[edit]

Call sign Frequency City of License [5] Owner Format [6]
KBVM 088.3 FM Portland University of Portland Catholic religious
KZRI 088.7 FM Sandy EMF Contemporary Christian 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 Contemporary Christian Air 1
KRYP 093.1 FM Gladstone Salem Communications 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 Entercom Alternative
KBFF 095.5 FM Portland Alpha Broadcasting Contemporary Hit Radio
K240CZ 095.9 FM Tigard EMF Spanish Christian
KWEE 096.3 FM West Linn Horizon Media Rhythmic CHR
KYCH-FM 097.1 FM Portland Entercom Adult hits
KLVP 097.9 FM Tualatin 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 Sports
KKCW 0103.3 FM Beaverton iHeartMedia Adult Contemporary
K279BO 0103.7 FM Portland iHeartMedia Country
KFIS 0104.1 FM Scappoose Salem Communications Contemporary Christian
K283BL 0104.5 FM Portland iHeartMedia Contemporary Christian WAY-FM
KRSK 0105.1 FM Molalla Entercom Hot AC
KFBW 0105.9 FM Vancouver, WA iHeartMedia Classic rock
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