From the Oregon Revised Statutes
Definitions for ORS 193.010 and 193.020
As used in this section and in ORS 193.020
“Bona fide subscriber” means a person who has been a paid subscriber for an uninterrupted period of 12 months, such subscription in no case to be over six months in arrears
“Newspaper” means a newspaper of general circulation, published in the English language for the dissemination of local or transmitted news or for the dissemination of legal news, made up of at least four pages of at least five columns each, with type matter of a depth of at least 14 inches, or, if smaller pages, then comprising an equivalent amount of type matter, which has bona fide subscribers representing more than half of the total distribution of copies circulated, or distribution verified by an independent circulation auditing firm, and which has been established and regularly and uninterruptedly published at least once a week during a period of at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the first publication of the public notice. Interrupted publication because of labor-management disputes, fire, flood or the elements for a period not to exceed 120 days, either before or after a newspaper is qualified for publication of public notices, shall not affect such qualification. [Amended by 1979 c.760 §1; subsection (1) renumbered 174.104 in 1999]
The Oregon Legal Journal is a newspaper of general circulation published in the English language, which disseminates local news, information and advertising for use by the legal community and other individuals.
The Oregon Legal Journal is 5 columns in width by 16 inches in height. There are at least 6 pages of news, or the equivalent thereof, published each week.
Oregon Legal Journal is mailed to bona-fide subscribers and other individuals, businesses, and local libraries. Bulk drop copies are made available at select locations in Portland. While bona fide subscribers do not represent more than half of the total distribution of copies circulated, the distribution of the Oregon Legal Journal is audited and verified by an independent circulation auditing firm. Total circulation is in excess of 20,000 copies each week with estimated average readership in excess of 40,000 adults.
The Oregon Legal Journal has been published as a weekly publication on an uninterrupted basis since August 21, 2006.
193.020 Newspaper in which public notice may be published
Any public notice of any description, the publication of which is now or hereafter required by law, shall be published in any newspaper, as defined in ORS 193.010, which is published within the county, city of which any part lies within that county, city, district or other jurisdiction where the action, suit or other proceeding is pending, or is to be commenced or had, or in which the legal publication is required to be given.
If publication in only one newspaper is required by law, and if more than one newspaper fulfills the requirements of subsection (1) of this section, the public notice shall be published in that newspaper which the moving party considers best suited to give actual notice. However, nothing in this subsection prohibits the publication in more than one newspaper if desired by the moving party.
If no newspaper is published within the county, city, district or jurisdiction where the action, suit or other proceeding is pending, or is to be commenced or had, or in which the legal publication is required to be given, public notice shall be published in:
a) The newspaper published nearest to such county, city, district or jurisdiction; or
b) Any publication that is published in such county, city, district or jurisdiction and that satisfies all the requirements for being a newspaper except that it is published less than once a week but not less than once a month.
If more than one newspaper or publication fulfills the requirements of subsection (3) of this section, the public notice shall be published in that newspaper or publication which the moving party considers most effective for providing actual notice. [Amended by 1963 c.432 §1; 1979 c.760 §2; 1983 c.831 §1]
The Oregon Legal Journal is published weekly in the city of Portland, Oregon and Jackson County and Deschutes County, with circulation in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Deschutes, and Jackson counties. Administrative and editorial offices are located at:
-Portland Office: 520 SW Sixth Ave, STE 1230, Portland, OR 97204
-Deschutes County Office: 148 NW 2nd Street, Redmond, OR 97756
-Jackson County Office: 1017 N Riverside Ave, Medford, OR 97501
193.070 Proof of publication
Proof of publication of a document or notice required by law, or by an order of a court or judge, to be published in a newspaper, may be made by the affidavit of the owner, editor, publisher, manager or advertising manager of the newspaper or the principal clerk of any of them, or the printer or the foreman of the printer, showing the same. The affidavit may be in substantially the form set forth in ORCP 7 F(2)(b) and shall have annexed a copy of the document or notice. [Amended by 1979 c.284 §122]
A principal clerk reporting to the editor of the Oregon Legal Journal provides an affidavit of proof of publication and attaches a copy of each notice.
193.090 Compensation for publication.
The compensation for the publication of all public notices which are now or hereafter required by law to be published shall be at a rate not to exceed that published by a newspaper as its open display advertising rate, that is, the per column inch rate charged local advertisers not under contract to a newspaper for a fixed rate or minimum quantity of advertising. However, a newspaper shall grant its customary discounts or contractual rates to the county, city, district or other jurisdiction which fulfills the requirements necessary to qualify for the discounts or contractual rates.
The published size of all public notices shall be determined by the person authorizing publication of the public notice, but shall be designed to afford the public reasonable ease in reading the information contained therein. Any public notice which must be typeset by the newspaper shall be in a type size no smaller than that used by that newspaper in its regular classified advertising columns, with spacing between lines and copy blocks commensurate with similar type matter. [Amended by 1963 c.576 §36; 1963 c.623 §1; 1971 c.295 §1; 1979 c.760 §3]
In no case does the rate charged by the Oregon Legal Journal for legal advertising exceed its open display advertising rate.
The published size of all published notices is designed to afford the public reasonable ease in reading the information contained therein. The type size is no smaller than that used by the Oregon Legal Journal in its regular classified advertising columns with spacing between the lines and copy blocks commensurate with similar type matter.