With the rise of smartphones, tablets and digital access to games, music and TV shows, some say print media is dying — but don’t tell that to Portland’s LGBT community. Here, a slew of new publications are redefining the term “alternative media” and keeping the local presses spinning.
Launched earlier this year, PQ Monthly is not only a great source for news, they also dig deep to profile prominent community members and explore outstanding issues. A mixture of features, columns and opinion pieces, this mag is published every two months and can be picked up at hotspots throughout the city. And on the magazine’s website, breaking news, blogs and the jam-packed calendar are continually updated.
Covering Portland since 1983, Just Out recently relaunched as a monthly magazine. Covering characters making waves across Oregon, the publication mixes events coverage with news from across the community and the nation.
Newest of all, OutCity offers a look at LGBT lifestyle and travel, covering stories and locales from Stumptown to Vancouver, B.C., with a few stops along the way. Available both in print and online, the full-color magazine will take a page from newsstand darlings Portland Monthly and Seattle Metropolitan, from the same publisher.
Cover to cover, all three publications show that, in Portland, there’s room on the newsstands for everyone.