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Our Opinion: Over the next 20 years, we will continue our commitment to being Oregon's best and largest source of local news.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Tribune reporter Zane Sparling, left, and photographer Jonathan House cover one of the downtown Portland protests in 2020, while wearing masks due to the pandemic. Times change, but Tribune staff have covered the community for two decades now.When the Portland Tribune launched to much fanfare 20 years ago this week, very few people outside our organization thought we'd be around for more than a year or two. Negativity abounded, especially among media competitors and journalism pundits, who gave us little chance for success.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Twenty years ago, Portland Tribune founder Dr. Robert Pamplin Jr. created the newspaper that has maintained its mission ever since.Now, two decades later, we haven't just succeeded in surviving for 20 tumultuous years, we also have grown the Tribune and its sister newspapers collectively into the largest disseminator of local news in Oregon. If you have any doubt about that assertion, please visit our homepage at PortlandTribune.com and look at each of Pamplin Media Group's 29 websites. You will find an abundance of stories about each of the communities we cover.

No one else in Oregon can match that.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Pamplin Media President and Publisher Mark Garber asks a question during a 2018 editorial board interview with Portland City Council candidates. To his left: retired Tribune editor Steve Law.Thanks to our employees, some of whom have been here from the start, the Tribune and other Pamplin Media Group newspapers and websites have weathered vast economic and industry-specific disruptions over the past 20 years. We've had tremendous support from our readers and advertisers. We've evolved. It's been an incredible ride.

But here's a promise: Over the next 20 years, we will continue our commitment to being Oregon's best and largest source of local news.

We have confidence that newspapers and digital media companies like ours — those delivering local news that readers cannot find anywhere else — will stay strong and healthy for years to come.

Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr., Tribune founder

J. Mark Garber, Tribune publisher


You count on us to stay informed and we depend on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.

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