Willamette Weekly Portland Oregon: Willamette Week is a popular alternative weekly news publication, found on newsstands throughout Portland and at local coffee shops, and restaurants. Willamette Week, known also as "WWEEK" or" Willy Week" for short, covers local news, music, food, events, culture, and other local stories. They definitely publish thoughtful articles, and usually bring a smile at the same time because they have no qualms telling it like it is, and with an attitude. Wlilamette Week also publishes several annual features, Best of Portland lists and "Finder".
While you can pick up Willamette Week throughout Portland for absolutely free, or you may find it more convenient to subscribe, especially if you are thinking of moving to Portland and want to get plugged into the local Portland scene before you arrive. Poring over a Willamette Week while enjoy a cup of Portland coffee is a favorite local pastime.
Reading WWEEK as well as the other big popular Portland alternative, the Mercury, is a good way to get a sense of the personality of Portland, at least for the liberal 18-34 year olds the paper is primarily targeted at. There are numerous other local papers for local Portland and neighborhood news, and various subcultures, so you are sure to find something that is appealing.
From Willamette Week's "About Us" Page:
"Willamette Week is Portland, Oregon's award-winning alternative. WW is the only weekly newspaper ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting (2005). No other weekly paper (including the daily's A&E guide) reaches more 18- to 34-year-olds in the Portland metropolitan area. (Source: Fall 2006 Media Audit.) More to the point: We believe nothing can empower the people of Portland more effectively than real news, properly considered and illustrated, concerning local life. We remain fiercely independent, and we strive to maintain an edge. We mean not only to be ahead of the competition in terms of news and ideas, but to be daring in our reporting and writing. As a result, year in and year out, Willamette Week wins more journalism awards in Oregon than any other non-daily newspaper. Finally, we don't just design and write. We act. Every year Willamette Week produces a wildly successful regional music festival, beery political debates, an independent film festival, and a Give!Guide that raised more than $500,000 in the fall of 2007.: (Source: WWEEK.COM)
Willamette Weekly Portland Oregon Categories
News - Local news
Culture - Local Portland culture.
Music - Portland music scene.
Screen - Portland movies.
Dish - Local scoop.
Visual Arts - Portland arts scene.
Words - Books and reviews.
Matchmaker - Portland Singles Scene
Promotions - Specials and promos around town.
Willamette Week Classifieds
Willamette Week Classifieds are one of the most popular sections of the paper, and you can also find an online version.
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