After publishing our 12th issue in April, 2010, we have decided to retire The Portland Upside.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Is the publication online or in-print?

    Both. Free printed copies are distributed around the Portland metro area, as well as a free online version in pdf format, and the articles are also available on our articles page.

Why did you create a newspaper with only positive news?

    We were tired of being inundated with negative news. News media often focuses on the worst 1% of human behavior, leaving us with a distorted picture of our community. We are here to give the other 99% a voice, the everyday positive stories of life. Good news inspires, encourages, and builds a stronger and happier community, and that is our goal.

Who is the publisher?

    The Portland Upside is a local, independent newspaper published by Sara and Rob Bednark, which we run out of our home in the Portland Metro area near Gresham.

What geographical area do you cover?

    We will have articles from the Portland Metro area and surrounding communities, including Beaverton, Gresham,
Wilsonville, Hillsboro, Vancouver, Milwaukie, Clackamas, Happy Valley, Aloha, and others.

How can I contact you?

    You can reach us by email at, by phone at 503.663.1526 or by postal mail at The Portland Upside, 10013 SE Eastmont Dr, Damascus, OR 97089.

How can I subscribe to the paper?

    See our subscriptions page.

How can I advertise with your paper?

    See our advertising page.

Where is the newspaper distributed?
    See our "Where to find" page.

How often is The Portland Upside published?

    The Portland Upside is published monthly.

Do you have a Facebook page?

    Yes, you can become a fan of The Portland Upside Facebook fan page, become a member of The Portland Upside newspaper Facebook group, and add user Portland Upside as a Facebook friend.

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