PORTLAND—Statehood Media today announced the opening of its Portland office in the Pearl District. The old brick and plank furniture warehouse at 1801 NW Upshur St. brings the publisher of 1859 Oregon’s Magazine, 1889 Washington’s Magazine and OnTrak – adventure + lifestyle along the Amtrak Cascades route closer to key markets in Oregon and Washington.
The new space houses some of Statehood Media’s digital content team and serves as a hub for Portland advertising executives, as well as a satellite for leadership. Statehood Media’s headquarters in Bend, Oregon remains its home base.
“The new Portland space is a testament to our continued growth and long-term strategy,” said Kevin Max, Statehood Media founder. “With the recent launch of 1889 Washington’s Magazine and growth in the Portland market, a permanent presence in Portland increasingly made sense for us. We are excited to join creative colleagues in the Pearl District.”
New Investment in Statehood Media
Statehood Media today also announced a new investment in its regional growth strategy. The investment by media investor Nez Hallett endorses Statehood Media’s multi-state mission to bring its audience authentic lifestyle and travel content.
“When I first encountered 1859, I soon realized that it was a statewide magazine that pinned its inception on a parallel track to a really big idea of statehood,” Hallett said. “What got me really excited about the business, besides the natural state-to-state expansion, was the potential for bolt-on profit centers, the digital leverage and the vast under-represented local partners.”
This investment allows Statehood Media to continue its expansion into new markets and to scale its operations for future and sustained growth. “This is a strong endorsement that we are on the right path in carving a bigger niche in the lifestyle and travel media industry,” Max said.