Advertising Partners


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

WEN - Importance of Local Print News - WEN Word Cloud from 2016 Reader SurveyEvery month we distribute 6000+ newspapers in all of Portland’s neighborhoods. We also distribute to South Portland, Falmouth, Scarborough and Westbrook. This provides excellent local exposure for our advertisers at a price that can’t be beat.

West End News - About Us - Cicrulation MapThere’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 readers who care about and support local business.

WEN Reader Survey - Demographics graph

Source: 2016 WEN Reader Survey

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.

For terms and conditions visit


  • Ad copy is due the third Monday of the preceding month.
  • Contributor content is due on the last Friday of the preceding month.
  • Issues arrive on First Friday of every month!


Ad Due Date: Monday, December 18, 2017

Contributor Due Date: Friday, December 29, 2017

Circulation Date: Friday, January 5


Ad Due Date: Monday, January 15

Contributor Due Date: Friday, January 26

Circulation Date: Friday, February 2


Ad Due Date: Monday, February 19

Contributor Due Date: Friday, February 23

Circulation Date: Friday, March 2


Ad Due Date: Monday, March 19

Contributor Due Date: Friday, March 30

Circulation Date: Friday, April 6

May – Gardening Issue

Ad Due Date: Monday, April 23

Contributor Due Date: Friday, April 27

Circulation Date: Friday, May 4


Ad Due Date: Monday, May 21

Contributor Due Date: Friday, May 25

Circulation Date: Friday, June 1


Ad Due Date: Monday, June 18

Contributor Due Date: Friday, June 29

Circulation Date: Friday, July 6

August – Portland Fine Craft Show Program

Ad Due Date: Monday, July 16

Contributor Due Date: Friday, July 27

Circulation Date: Friday, August 3


Ad Due Date: Monday, August 20

Contributor Due Date: Friday, August 31

Circulation Date: Friday, September 7

October  – Election Issue

Ad Due Date: Monday, September 17

Contributor Due Date: Friday, September 28

Circulation Date: Friday, October 5


Ad Due Date: Monday, October 15

Contributor Due Date: Friday, October 26

Circulation Date: Friday, November 2

December – Holiday Shopping Issue

Ad Due Date: Monday, November 19

Contributor Due Date: Friday, November 30

Circulation Date: Friday, December 7


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