Sometimes there is a newsworthy event in your neighborhood that doesn't make it on the local TV news or to the pages of the Oregonian. Fortunately, there is a wide array of neighborhood and community newspapers that focus specifically on hyperlocal news!
You might see these newspapers on free newsstands around town. Some are available to pick up for free in your neighborhood library and local businesses. And many community newspapers have websites where fresh news is regularly posted. Here are a few examples:
- Asian Reporter
- Catholic Sentinel
- El Hispanic News
- Jewish Review
- Portland Observer
- Sellwood Bee
- The Skanner
- Street Roots
- St. Johns Review
If you ever want to read back issues (great when you're researching local history!), you can find archives of each of these at Central Library, in the Periodicals Room on the second floor.
Are there other community or neighborhood newspaper websites you like to use? Share them in the comments!
Questions? Ask the Librarian! We welcome questions on any topic under the sun.