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Willamette Week is Portland, Oregon's, award-winning alternative media outlet. We appear in print (every Wednesday) and online (wweek.com). We also publish Hood Guide, a magazine-sized guide to Hood River that's distributed free of charge each fall. WW is the only weekly newspaper ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting (2005).
More to the point: We believe nothing can empower the people of Portland more effectively than real news, properly considered and illustrated, concerning local life. We remain fiercely independent, and we strive to maintain an edge. We mean not only to be ahead of the competition in terms of news and ideas, but to be daring in our reporting and writing. As a result, year in and year out, Willamette Week wins more journalism awards in Oregon than any other non-daily newspaper.
Finally, we don't just design and write. We act. Every year Willamette Week produces a wildly successful regional music festival (MusicfestNW), a state-wide beer competition (Oregon Beer Awards), a sustainable cannabis competition (Cultivation Classic), a Best of Portland Extravaganza and a Give!Guide, which in 2015 raised more than $3.5 million for 143 local nonprofits.