History of the REVIEW:
The St. Johns Review was founded November 11, 1904 by J. C. Crome. He made it known that he intended to make the newspaper an invaluable resource to the residents of the Peninsula and a newspaper in which they could take pride and satisfaction. Throughout its history, each publisher has strived to maintain Crome’s original image. Although the REVIEW has changed appearances throughout the years, its philosophy has remained the same: “A community newspaper makes a community better.”
More about the REVIEW:
The paper contains community news, historical articles, events, personal interest stories, meeting notices, crossword and other puzzles, classifieds, birth/death/marriage (etc) notices., and other helpful and entertaining information.
Owner and editor Gayla Patton covers events in the community, writes articles, researches information, sells advertising, designs ads and the newspaper. Jim Speirs is the historical editor and writes articles relevant to the North Portland area. He works and lives in North Portland.
About the paper and the owner:
Gayla Patton purchased the St. Johns Review newspaper in December 1994. “It has always been my intention to keep the newspaper a friendly and, accurate source of community news for my fellow North Portland residents and businesses with information about what is happening in the neighborhood to help keep them informed and also entertained.”
Patton began her publishing career in 1989 when she founded the Hayden Island Connection newspaper. Since the two newspaper’s boundaries aligned perfectly, in 2001 she merged the Connection with the St. Johns Review.
She has lived in North Portland since 1984 and raised her two children here. She currently lives in the Cathedral Park neighborhood and has an office at Cathedral Park Place, also in the Cathedral Park neighborhood. It is the former location of Columbia Sportswear, located below and just west of the St. Johns Bridge.
The REVIEW is mailed to a large subscription base with many dedicated readers having subscribed for over 50 years. It has approx. 20,000 readers per month.
The REVIEW serves 10 neighborhoods:
Arbor Lodge, Bridgeton, Cathedral Park, Hayden Island, Linnton, Kenton, Overlook, Portsmouth, St. Johns,
and University Park.
Call today and advertise in the REVIEW!
Obituaries are accepted and cost between $50 and $100. Pictures are welcome. They can be written by the family, a friend, or just send in the media form provided by the funeral home and the Review will write it for you.
The Review welcomes, birth, wedding, engagement, anniversary, or other announcements and achievements pertaining to our North Portland neighbors.