Portland Book Review’s mission is to connect people through their love of books, the city of Portland, and the Pacific Northwest.
Portland Book Review (PBR) was founded in 2010, using the concept created by its parent company 1776 Productions for San Francisco Book Review, Tulsa Book Review, and San Diego Book Review. A book reviewer for two years, M. Chris Johnson wanted to bring this concept to Oregon.
Sacramento Book Review, launched in September 2008, challenged the trend in a year when print newspaper book review sections were on the decline, being cancelled, or being moved into the Arts section of a daily newspaper. Portland Book Review, Tulsa Book Review, San Diego Book Review, and San Francisco Book Review are unique in that they are the only city-focused, free monthly book review publications dedicated to those who love to read and those passionate about ideas, growth, and their beloved city.
Portland Book Review is updated five days a week, Monday through Friday, except for government sponsored holidays and the occasional much needed vacation. When available, articles relating to Portland, writing, publishing, and other art and creativity related topics are posted on Tuesdays.
PBR is produced by Smyth Enterprises, LLC located in Portland, Oregon.