This is a list of newspapers in the state of Oregon, in the United States. The list is separated between papers that are now being produced and those that have previously been printed but have since been discontinued. The Spectator, Oregon's first newspaper, used the western United States' first newspaper printing press. It was established in 1851 by Samuel Arnold and William G. Boyle on the Pacific coast.
The Oregon Journal is the largest circulating daily newspaper in the state. Launched as the Oregon Daily Journal in 1909, it was acquired by Frank O. Bowman in 1916. He renamed it to its current name in 1949. The paper has a circulation of about 90,000 copies throughout the state.
Other large newspapers include the Oregonian, which has served as the state's official newspaper since 1859; the Mail Tribune; and the Willamette Week. All three publications are owned by the Portland Oregonian Company.
In addition to these publications, several other newspapers are also published in the state. These include newspapers that are published only during certain events or conferences such as the Astoria Evening News and the North Coast Journal. There are also small weekly newspapers such as the Baker City Herald and the Pendleton Review.
Oregon has had a long history of journalism dating back to the mid-19th century. First published in 1851, the Spectator was the west coast's first newspaper. It was established by Samuel Arnold and William G.
Advance Publications owns The Oregonian, a prominent daily newspaper in Portland, Oregon. It is the oldest continually published newspaper on the west coast of the United States, having begun as a weekly on December 4, 1850. Advance Publications also publishes several other newspapers, including The Salem Reporter in Salem, The Eugene Register-Guard and The Corvallis Gazette-Times in Oregon's capital city.
The Oregonian has a national reputation for excellence, with prizes awarded annually by the National Newspaper Association for local coverage, sports writing, business journalism, editorial writing, cartooning and photography.
It is estimated that more than 70 percent of Oregonians are reached by The Oregonian at some point during the year. Through its various platforms (print, online, mobile), The Oregonian reports on news from throughout the state and the nation.
In addition to its daily edition, The Oregonian publishes two weekly editions: Sunday's paper includes the magazine section, which is separate from but related to the daily paper; while Saturday's paper focuses on sports.
The state of Oregon is located in the United States. This alphabetical list of cities and unincorporated towns in the U.S. state of Oregon contains all incorporated cities and numerous unincorporated settlements. Unincorporated communities are denoted using italics. The more common term for such areas is "village", but this term is used to denote larger settlements with a defined boundary.
An incorporated city is generally considered to be a city by statute rather than by local government charter. Thus, each state has the power to decide what type of government it wants for its cities; some states may have large cities that function much like countries while others may have many small town centers that are similar to counties. However, no state can abolish its own municipalities overnight - this would violate federal law - nor could any state deprive an existing municipality of its status as a city. Once a locality decides to become an incorporated city, it cannot withdraw itself from the process. For example, Oregon's second largest city, Portland, was once an unincorporated settlement called St. Paul before it adopted a municipal charter in 1852. Today, despite efforts by some residents to get rid of city hall and return Portland to its unincorporated state, this attempt has not been successful.
Early capitol structures Prior to the formation of the Oregon Territory in 1848, the Oregon Country provisional government chose Oregon City as the state's first capital by laws passed on June 27, 1844, and December 19, 1845. The government moved its activities to Salem after the death of William Clark, the expedition leader who had been appointed governor by President James K. Polk.
Oregon City is a port city on the Columbia River in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. The population was 43,085 at the 2010 census. It is the largest city in Oregon without any form of county government. The mayor is Sam Adams. The former mayor, Bob Stacey, was elected president of the National League of Cities.
Salem has always been the capital of Oregon. It is the oldest continuously occupied European-founded city in the United States. The capital was almost destroyed by the Great Fire of 1788 but quickly rebuilt. It was again burned down by British soldiers during the War of 1812 but soon recovered. Today, many historical buildings remain including the New London Meeting House, which is the only surviving colonial church building in the state.
The first permanent settlement in what would become Oregon was made by the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1629. It was called "Pownall's Town" in honor of Samuel Pownall, the colony's governor.
The City of Portland is incorporated in 1845. The Oregon Treaty gives the United States ownership of Oregon Country from the British. The Oregon Territory is established in 1848. Salem is designated as the state capital in 1851. Oregon becomes the 33rd state in 1859. The Modoc Indian War, 1872. The Nez Perce War begins in 1877..
Portland was originally called "Oregon City". It is after William Overton, a prominent citizen who supports moving the capital to Portland, that the name changes to "Oregon City". In 1843, the new territorial governor, Robert Waller, selects this site for the future capital because of its good water supply and location on a deep-water harbor. After becoming the capital, Oregon City is reduced in size by removing land for public buildings and roads. The old capitol building now houses the offices of the Governor of Oregon.
This joke inspired a cartoon character named Beavie (after Beaver) who appeared in a series of posters that ridiculed the idea that women could govern a state. One poster showed a female figure in a hat labeled "Oregon" being pulled by a dog leash toward a lake with beavers building a dam. Another depicted a young girl asking her father if she can go to school like the beavers do.