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The West End News is the free 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.

Every month WEN distributes 12,000 free community newspapers in print, and thousands of online readers reach our website. You’ll find that our print advertising rates cannot be beat.

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  • Ad copy is due the third Monday of the preceding month.
  • Monthly editions arrive by 1st Friday at supermarkets and local businesses.
  • Inserted in the Maine Sunday Telegram (to all Portland subscribers) on the 1st Sunday of every month.


Ad Due: Monday, December 21, 2020

Circulation Date: Friday, December 31, 2020


Ad Due: Monday, January 18

Circulation Date: Friday, January 29

March – 20th Anniversary Edition

Ad Due: Monday, February 15

Circulation Date: Friday, March 5


Ad Due: Monday, March 15

Circulation Date: Friday, April 2

May – Spring Gardening Edition

Ad Due: Monday, April 19

Circulation Date: Friday, April 30


Ad Due Date: Monday, May 17

Circulation Date: Friday, June 4


Ad Due: Monday, June 21

Circulation Date: Friday, July 2

August – Arts & Creative Economy

Ad Due Date: Monday, July 19

Circulation Date: Friday, July 30


Ad Due: Monday, August 16

Circulation Date: Friday, September 3

October  – Local Election Edition

Ad Due: Monday, September 20

Circulation Date: Friday, October 1


Ad Due: Monday, October 18

Circulation Date: Friday, October 29

December  – Shop Local Holidays

Ad Due: Monday, November 15

Circulation Date: Friday, December 3

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