The Portland ObserverThe Portland Observer is the oldest minority publication in the State of Oregon.
Our newspaper and website are committed to cultural diversity. Our focus is to bring stories focusing on education, health, politics, and law and justice, to a large and growing audience.
In 1989, the late Joyce Washington purchased The Portland Observer and served as publisher. In later years, her legacy as a tireless advocate for our diverse families and communities was carried on by her son, Charles Washington, and then again on his death by the surviving family members.
Mark and Rakeem Washington oversee the daily operations ofThe Portland Observer today, with the same dedication and advocacy to community that Joyce and Charles Washington gave for decades.