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The West End News is the independent community newspaper for Portland. Our mission is to be the best source for local news, to generate conversations that strengthen our sense of connection, and to provide targeted, affordable advertising. We are locally owned, independent and committed to our community in a way that cannot be matched.

Every month we distribute 6000 newspapers in all of Portland’s neighborhoods. We also distribute to select neighborhoods in South Portland, Falmouth, Scarborough and Westbrook. This provides excellent local exposure for our advertisers at a price that can’t be beat.

There’s something for everyone with an interest in downtown Portland in the West End News! Readers receive original content and neighborhood news — often written by neighbors who they know and trust.

Advertisers get their message in front of neighbors, tourists and anyone with an interest in downtown Portland.

Join our community of advertisers, and get your message in front of your neighbors. They are ready to get to know you!

For information on rates please contact Rick Ness at, 207-577-7025.

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Advertising Deadlines 2017

January 2017 – Reader Survey Release

Ad Due Date: Monday, December 26

Circulation Date: Friday, January 6

February 2017 – Winter Blues

Ad Due Date: Monday, January 23

Circulation Date: Friday, February 3

March 2017 – TBA

Ad Due Date: Monday, February 20

Circulation Date: Friday, March 3

April 2017 – TBA

Ad Due Date: Monday, March 27

Circulation Date: Friday, April 7

May 2017 –  Bayscaping – Urban Gardening

Ad Due Date: Monday, April 24

Circulation Date: Friday, May 5

June 2017 – Swimming and Water Sports

Ad Due Date: Monday, May 22

Circulation Date: Friday, June 2

July 2017 – TBA

Ad Due Date: Monday, Monday, June 26

Circulation Date: Friday, July 7

August 2017 – Art and Crafts

Ad Due Date: Monday, July 24

Circulation Date: Friday, August 4

September 2017 – TBA

Ad Due Date: Monday, August 21

Circulation Date: Friday, September 1

October 2017 – Elections

Ad Due Date: Monday, September 25

Circulation Date: Friday, October 6

November 2017 – A Look Ahead to 2018

Ad Due Date: Monday, October 23

Circulation Date: Friday, November 3

December 2017 – Holidays

Ad Due Date: Monday, November 20

Circulation Date: Friday, December 1

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