This little monthly newspaper has had an outsize impact on Southeast Portland for over a century. It started publishing the year after the 1905 Portland World Expo – and now, at age 116, it finds itself with the second largest circulation of any newspaper in the Pamplin Media portfolio of 25 Oregon local newspapers – approximately 45,000 readers every month, almost all of them in Inner Southeast – a number behind only its sister citywide newspaper, the Portland Tribune.

A year ago, it won a statewide award for news excellence. And, in an era in which newspapers are sometimes considered an endangered species, it has one of the most loyal readerships of any general circulation newspaper we know of. That would include you, and we thank you. We’ll keep trying to earn it.