Cut the Cord, Portland, OR!

Free TV in Portland

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More than 13 million tons of cargo are shipped in and out of Portland’s docks each year.  Other notable industries include steel, technology, and athletic footwear manufacturers, among others.  While Portland has a thriving economy, its character comes from its liberal and environmentally-conscious idealism.  The city’s unofficial slogan is “Keep Portland Weird,” and Portlanders do their best to uphold it.  This edgy, non-traditional take on life can be seen throughout all of Portland’s seven sections and the many unique and diverse neighborhoods within each.  The area’s unique spirit also can be experienced through its vibrant social, arts, and culture scene.  All of this and more helps define the character of this fun, exciting, and quirky place called Portland, Oregon. 

While Portland is a great place to live, it’s also a great place to watch TV.  There are transmitters of several local TV stations located in the Sylvan-Highlands section and a few other places that transmit a wide variety of free HDTV on a number of channels and sub-channels.  With a TV antenna and some other equipment, you can enjoy all this free local programming.  It’s called “cutting the cord,” and many Portland residents are doing it.  This is why you’re probably seeing TV antennas atop your neighbors’ houses.  If you want free TV in Portland, it’s time to cut the cord.     

 

The Portland TV Market

The TV Market in Orlando

If you call the Portland media market your home, you live in one of 21 counties in Oregon and five counties across the border in Washington.  Your home is one of the more than 1,143,000 households, and you’re one of the area’s 2.2 million residents.  Here’s a look at most of the free TV that’s available to everyone in the Portland TV market:       

Station

Ch.

RF

Network

HD?

Lang.

Tower Location

KATU-DT

2.1

43

ABC

HD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KATU-DT2

2.2

43

MeTV

SD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KATU-DT3

2.3

43

Comet

SD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KOIN-DT

6.1

40

CBS

HD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KOIN-DT2

6.2

40

GetTV

SD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KOIN-DT3

6.3

40

Decades

SD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KGW-DT

8.1

8

NBC

HD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KGW-DT2

8.2

8

Justice

SD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KGW-DT3

8.3

8

Estrella TV

SD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KOPB-DT

10.1

10

PBS

HD

English

Portland

KOPB-DT2

10.2

10

PBS Encore

SD

English

Portland

KOPB-DT3

10.3

10

OPB

SD

English

Portland

KFFX-DT

11.1

11

Fox

HD

English

Umatilla National Forest

KFFX-DT2

11.2

11

Tele mundo

SD

Spanish

Umatilla National Forest

KPTV-DT

12.1

12

Fox

HD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KPTV-DT2

12.2

12

Cozi TV

SD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KPTV-DT3

12.3

12

Laff

SD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KTVR-DT

13.1

13

PBS

HD

English

Cove

KTVR-DT2

13.2

13

PBS Encore

SD

English

Cove

KTVR-DT3

13.3

13

OPB

SD

English 

Cove

KUNP-DT

16.1

16

Uni vision

HD

Spanish

Cove

KUNP-DT2

16.2

16

Escape

SD

English

Cove

KUNP-DT3

16.3

16

Grit

SD

English

Cove

KPXG-DT

22.1

22

Ion

HD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KPXG-DT2

22.2

22

Qubo

SD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KPXG-DT3

22.3

22

Ion Life

SD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KPXG-DT4

22.4

22

Ion Shop

SD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KPXG-DT5

22.5

22

QVC

SD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KPXG-DT6

22.6

22

HSN

SD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KPXG-DT7

22.7

22

Tele mundo

SD

Spanish  

Sylvan-Highlands

KNMT-DT

24.1

45

TBN

HD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KNMT-DT2

24.2

45

Hillsong Channel

SD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KNMT-DT3

24.3

45

JUCE TV/ Smile of a Child TV

SD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KNMT-DT4

24.4

45

Enlace

SD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KNMT-DT5

25.5

45

TBN Salsa

SD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KRCW-DT

32.1

33

The CW

HD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KRCW-DT2

32.2

33

Antenna TV

SD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KRCW-DT3

32.3

33

This TV

SD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KPDX-DT

49.1

30

My Network TV

HD

English

Sylvan-Highlands

KPDX-DT2

49.2

30

Escape

SD

English  

Sylvan-Highlands

*The Portland TV market has many low-powered stations not listed here. As a cord-cutter, you might be able to receive some or all of the programming from these, depending upon a variety of factors.

 

Cord-Cutters and Sports

Sports in Portland

While cord-cutting offers more channels and better-quality reception, most media markets have blackouts on professional sports.  This limits the amount of games cord-cutters can watch.  While this presents a challenge, Solid Signal has ways for cord cutters like you to see your favorite pro sports.  Check out our Portland Cord-Cutter’s Sports Guide for ways to watch your favorite teams after you cut the cord.

 

Your TV Antenna in Portland

To cut the cord, you need a TV antenna. But you can’t just buy any antenna and get the best over-the-air TV reception.  No two TV antennas are the same, and no two over-the-air viewing experiences are the same.  If you’re considering cutting the cord, keep these things in mind:

  • How far you live from your local TV transmitter locations.
  • The number of buildings, trees, and other obstructions between your home and the broadcast towers.
  • Which channels are your favorites?  This is important when choosing a VHF, UHF, or VHF/UHF antenna..

Why are these factors important?  Each one can affect the quality of your OTA TV reception and the number of TV programs you receive.  We can help you determine whether you need an indoor TV antenna or one of three types of outdoor TV antennas.  To help you better understand the process, we’ve compiled this handy guide to match you with the best TV antenna.

Cutting the Cord in Portland

A TV antenna means the most channels, best reception, and no cable bills.  Do you need another reason to become a cord-cutter?  Let us match you with the best TV antenna for your situation.  And if you’re moving to another TV market, we can help you there, too.  Call us at 877.312.4547 for antenna recommendations, installation guidance, and everything else you need to cut the cord.


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