People like local!

Because we bring our readers the news and events they can’t find anywhere else, we have a loyal and engaged audience! You can reach them with your message and show your support for our work with an ad!

900 print copies are quickly distributed free around the community. The “open rate” for our 5000 email subscribers is over 50%. All readers will see your ad on the website and in the PDF version.

Advertising Rates
Frequency Discounts
Ad Layout
Deadlines & Mechanicals

Current Advertising Rates: August 2023
Download the PDF

A PDF version of the rate sheet is available here. You can view it online or print it. The PDF version demonstrates typical ad sizes.

Custom sizes available, call or email for info. Non-profits may qualify for special rate, ask us!


The Cedar Mill News is published around the first Monday of each month. 900 printed copies are distributed to various retail outlets and professional offices throughout the Cedar Mill area. In addition, over 5000 people subscribe by email, and either download a PDF or view The News online. All advertising is displayed on The Cedar Mill News website, with a link to your website if you provide that information (we can also link to an email address or a phone number).

Frequency Discount

To obtain the frequency discount, advertisers agree to advertise either six or twelve times throughout a year (a year starts with the first insertion). Ad size may go up or down any time, the Agreement only covers frequency. If an advertiser begins with a six-month agreement and runs consecutive ads, they may opt to continue at the 12-time rate and billing will be adjusted accordingly. You also have the option to get a 5% discount if you pre-pay for 6 or 12 months of ads if the size remains the same.

The Frequency Agreement is available as a PDF file here.

Ad Layout

Ad layout is free for advertisers with Frequency Agreements. $35 charge for layout of one-time ads, deductible if a Frequency Agreement is signed with the next ad insertion. Advertisers should supply logo, graphics etc. by the 15th of the month previous to publication. Use of color in your ads is included, and is recommended. We can also adapt an ad from another publication and re-size it for our format, please inquire about acceptable format. Electronic files are almost always preferable to hard copies. High resolution images are best.

Deadlines & Mechanicals

Camera ready ads due by the 25th of the month prior to publication.

Preferred format 300 dpi TIFF or PDF files. Ad copy and graphic files for revised ads are due by the 20th of each month for ad production. Call or email for exceptions.


Advertisers will be billed after their ad appears. 5% discount for six-time prepayment. 5% rebilling fee for accounts more than three months overdue.

For more information, email us or call 503-803-1813.


Over 5000 people have signed up to get The News in their inbox. They read the stories online, or download and read the PDF version. We regularly get over 50% open rate! All ads are included in both online versions.


800 free print copies are available at:

  • The Cedar Mill Library (on the shelf near the inner front door)
  • Bethany Library
  • Market of Choice Timberland
  • Safeway (right end of the service desk)
  • Haven Coffee
  • Insomnia Coffee
  • Wildwood Taphouse
  • Papa Murphy’s Pizza
  • The Sunset Athletic Club (both locations)
  • Cascadia Taphouse
  • Cedar Mill Coin Wash
  • Cedar Mill Farmers Market (May-October)
  • Sunrise Bagels,
  • and other locations…

(Note: if you have good customer traffic and want to stock the News, let us know!)

Over 4000 people have “liked” our Facebook page. They get frequent community updates along with reminders to sign up for the email list.

The Cedar Mill News is published monthly by The Cedar Mill News LLC, 503-803-1813; email