Zines and tabloids (of the paper variety) in Portland


Ah, the volatile world of small presses. Since I have had this site up, I have seen my eight of my favorite freebies bite the dust, six from burn out, the other two from increased competition from the Oregonian. As if the Oregonian could offer the same coverage! Yikes!

By 'zines, I mean free publications. Most of these listed are available at bookstores, universities, libraries, and other distributors of free literature in the metro area.


An especially good place to pick up both free and not free, local to international, 'zines is Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak, 274-1449 (near Powells).

Asian Reporter
weekly
full of international & Asian/Pacific Islander community news
MOST CONTENT ONLINE

The Hollywood Star
monthly
While the name says Hollywood, the tabloid says Northeast. This monthly is the best source for neighborhood information, events, local people, places and things, and, it also is critical -- in reviews and in news reporting. If you live in inner Northeast, seek this one out.
NOT ONLINE AT ALL

Just Out
The local state-wide queer publication. Big thick beefie, but kinda dull. Comes out the first and third Fridays.
NO CONTENT ONLINE

Portland Alliance
Portland's progressive community newspaper continues monthly, with a community calendar, a progressive directory, and lots of interesting pinko stuff.
SOME CONTENT ONLINE

Portland Mercury
Okay, now the Stranger, a Seattle alternative weekly, has come to colonize stumptown. At least they're funny. They seem to be targetting the queer, leftie, or politically incorrect audience, with a format somewhat like Willamette Week only much thinner. Certainly worth looking for. Did I mention it's funny? Oh, and they have I (heart) Television and Savage Love. Comes out each Thursday.
ALL CONTENT (save syndicated columns) ONLINE

Portland Tribune
This twice weekly paper (Tuesdays and Fridays) struggles along, becoming smaller by the month. But, it's still free. And it's all about Portland -- nada about the suburbs, Salem, Washington D.C., etc.
ALL CONTENT ONLINE

ReDirect Guide
" The Portland - Vancouver Guide to Ecologically Wise, Socially Responsible, and Health-Oriented Businesses"
MOST CONTENT ONLINE

The Southeast Examiner
A fairly substantial monthly tabloid about inner SE Portland. It's great for learning about what the neighborhood associations are doing, events in the neighborhood(s), and checking out the ads.
SOME CONTENT ONLINE

Willamette Week
Our Village Voice wannabe. Every town has to have one. It has really improved since the Mercury came on the scene. Events listings and want ads are the reason to get this one. Oh, that, and Real Astrology. Comes out each Wednesday.
ALL CONTENT (save syndicated columns) ONLINE

A week-daily approach to weekly tabloid-type stuff

Tuesday: Portland Tribune
Wednesday: Willamette Week
Thursday: Portland Mercury, the Oregonian's Home and Gardens insert, the Oregonian's In Portland insert
Friday: Portland Tribune, the Oregonian's A&E insert


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