We recently teamed up with ABOUT FACE Magazine, of Portland, to offer businesses on the Oregon coast the opportunity to advertise in a publication that reaches a demographic inclined to look for a unique vacation experience.

Readers are 66 percent female and 34 percent male, with the majority falling into the 25-54 age range. They tend to be frequent shoppers, avid restaurant goers, college educated, working professionals and homeowners.

The magazine spotlights Oregonians who represent a wide range of endeavors. Each issue is filled with interviews with local celebrities and other interesting subjects. The quarterly publication  also features themes, with spring focusing on fashion, sport and automotive; summer on food, drink and travel; fall on fashion and interior design; and winter on home design and construction.

Copies of the magazine are distributed in the Portland Metro area, Willamette Valley, Central Oregon and in various locations on the Coast.

Publishers David Bentley and Michael Sant launched ABOUT FACE in the spring of 2011. As with subsequent issues, that first issue highlighted Portland celebrities, including cover photo subject China Forbes, lead singer of Pink Martini.


The magazine continues to focus on innovators in many fields, including arts, culture, music, fashion, design and science. Recent interview subjects have included Tim Boyle, son of Gert Boyle and president and CEO of Columbia Sportswear; Chelsea Cain, New York Times best-selling author of the Gretchen Lowell series; Naomi Pomeroy, owner and executive chef at Beast; and John Spencer, Portland Timbers coach.

Bentley and Sant named the magazine for those “about face” moments of clarity or change everyone experiences. Without exception, every exceptional Portland resident featured in the magazine has had his or her own “about face” moment.

You can download copies of back issues here. (Look for Rocky’s LeeAnn Neal’s coverage of Astoria and Cannon Beach on pages 81 and 82 of the Winter 2012 issue.)

Copies of the current issue of the magazine are available at locations throughout the Portland Metro area, including in many medical clinics, New Seasons Markets, Powell’s Books, Annie Bloom’s Books, Siler Studio Gallery in the Pearl District and Blush Beauty Bar in Nob Hill and other beauty salons, to name a few.

We are excited to offer this opportunity, as ABOUT FACE is a great fit for many coastal businesses looking for a way to reach Portland consumers. We also know and respect the magazine’s founders and staff. (LeeAnn started writing for the magazine from the very first issue, and Kelly has worked with photographer Tim Sugden on a modeling shoot for Lei Lotus clothing.)

You will find that pricing for ads in ABOUT FACE is highly competitive.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or for more information.


Rocky’s Kelly Benson (far right) during a modeling shoot with the ABOUT FACE Magazine photographer.

About rockyintertidalcocreative

Rocky Intertidal CoCreative is a boutique marketing and public relations company based on the north Oregon coast.

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