A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 16, 2012
Boregonian (The Oregonian newspaper nickname)

The Oregonian is a daily newspaper published in Portland, Oregon, since 1850. The newspaper has been nicknamed The Boregonian (bore + Oregonian) by some critics since at least 1994.

Another nickname for The Oregonian is The Oregroanian.


Wikipedia: The Oregonian
The Oregonian is the major daily newspaper in Portland, Oregon, owned by Advance Publications. It is the oldest continuously published newspaper on the U.S. west coast, founded as a weekly by Thomas J. Dryer on December 4, 1850. It is the largest newspaper in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest by circulation and the 19th largest daily newspaper in the country.

The Oregonian received the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the only gold medal annually awarded by the organization. Writers for the paper have received four other Pulitzer Prizes, most recently the Breaking News Reporting in 2007.

Google Books
Newsweek
Volume 124, Issues 10-18
1994
Pg. 75:
... Portland Boregonian (Oregonian) ...

Free Republic
Newspaper Nicknames: The Good, the Bad and the Scatological (FR Mentioned)
Poynter Online ^ | October 28, 2003 | Chip Scanlon
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The Portland “Boregonian”
The Reno “Gaggette-Journal”
The Minneapolis “Red Star” Tribune
51 posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 3:27:38 PM by Beelzebubba

Portland Independent Media Center
12.Oct.2004 18:46
BOYCOTT THE “BOREGONIAN”
author: Press for Freedom
Let The Oregonian know how DISGUSTED you are with the timing, and ill motives, of the supposedly non-partisan expose of David Wu.

Aces’ Discussion Board
Derogatory newspaper nicknames
by Jim Thomsen » 9:25 pm 12/19/2006
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COMMENTS
by Jim Thomsen » 11:27 pm 05/03/2007
The Portland, Ore. “Boregonian”

The Good Reverend
Monday, August 06, 2007
Newspaper Nickname Quiz
Brian
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COMMENTS
Anonymous said…
Portland, Oregon (The Oregonian): Boregonian, Oregroanian, Daily Dead Fish Wrapper
Eugene, Oregon (Register-Guard): Registered Sex Offender
Salem, Oregon (Statesman-Journal): Snakeman’s Urinal

OregonLive.com
Traffic stop on Highway 26 near Brightwood turns up guns, knives and drugs
Published: Saturday, March 13, 2010, 7:04 PM Updated: Sunday, March 14, 2010, 8:46 AM
By The Oregonian
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COMMENTS
villagelight
March 13, 2010 at 10:06PM
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There is a reason this rag is called the Boregonian.

Posted by Barry Popik
Oregon (Beaver State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Saturday, June 16, 2012 • Permalink