Friends of Willamette Week


Willamette Week provides Portlanders (and beyond) with an independent and irreverent understanding of how their worlds work so they can make a difference. WW continues to make Portland a better place in which to live, work, and play. The Friends of Willamette Week are readers who support independent, local journalism. 

Bottom Line for Portland

There’s no better way to keep a city vibrant and forward-looking than to pay attention to its core institutions. That’s one of the vital roles of local journalism. Willamette Week distributes 100,000 newspapers monthly and reaches roughly 2.5 million unique readers across our digital platforms. Our mission is to give Portlanders essential information about their communities. 

We're raising money to ensure that we can continue to offer all of Portland access to free, independent journalism. Democracy needs independent journalism to not only survive, but to truly thrive. 

Please note: Friends of Willamette Week isn't a nonprofit organization. If you would like to support our journalism and make a tax-deductible contribution, you can do so through our fiscal sponsorship with the Tides Foundation (designate your donation to the Journalism Fund for Willamette Week).


“Few things are more critical to a sound public life than solid reporting. That's why Willamette Week now reaches more readers in the city of Portland than the daily newspaper. Friends of Willamette Week allows us to sustain that effort.” —Mark Zusman, Publisher

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Willamette Week is committed to fostering and advancing an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment—not only in the people we hire but also in the journalism we publish and the Portlanders and organizations we work with. 


Each supporter will receive a special little thank-you gift from us, your Friends at Willamette Week

Pressing news! On December 9, Friends of Willamette Week received a matching gift of $10,000! What does that mean? If you help us raise another $10,000 through Give!Guide, an anonymous donor has agreed to MATCH it with another $10,000.

$50,852 raised of $50,000 goal
676 donations
102% of Goal


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Year Founded: 1974

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