About Us

Our aim: To create stronger connections between urban and rural Oregonians.

The Other Oregon is a quarterly magazine and monthly e-newsletter to address, from a rural perspective, the issues, values, culture and lifestyle uniquely important to rural Oregon. Content focuses on key areas, such as health care, economic development, water, workforce, transportation and education, along with impacts from federal and state legislation and the urban-rural interface.

The magazine also celebrates rural life by covering rural culture and the people that uniquely define the non-urban side of Oregon. TOO magazine is distributed free of charge to key decision makers in local, state and federal government, economic development groups, chamber boards, and other recipients suggested by our steering committee.

Kathryn BrownKathryn B. Brown, Publisher 

211 S.E. Byers Ave. 
Pendleton, OR 97801 
(541) 278-2667


A fourth-generation owner and vice president of EO Media Group, Kathryn is the former publisher of the East Oregonian and Hermiston Herald. Based in Pendleton since 2007, she has also lived in Portland, Eugene, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles. Prior to joining the EO, Kathryn was a family nurse practitioner and medical officer for Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa.

Kathryn serves on Oregon Community Foundation's Eastern Oregon Leadership Council. She is also a member of the Rotary Club of Pendleton; chairs the Pendleton Parks & Recreation Commission; is secretary-treasurer of Pendleton Children's Center; and serves on the Tamastslikt Trust Board. 


Joe BeachJoe Beach, Editor 

P.O. Box 2048 
Salem, OR 97308 
(503) 385-4906


Joe is also the editor and publisher of the Capital Press, the West’s agricultural weekly newspaper, where for the last decade he has managed editors and reporters in four states. He produces the weekly Oregon Capital Insider e-newsletter and has been involved since the beginning in the creation of the Oregon Capital Bureau – a collaboration between EO Media Group, Pamplin Media Group and now Salem Reporter. He launched his newspaper career at community and agricultural newspapers in the Midwest, and was previously the metro editor of the Moline Dispatch.

Steering Committee

To help shape our coverage and defray our distribution expenses, we have asked a select group of rural Oregon entities to join our steering committee, based on their ability to provide a unique perspective on rural Oregon issues. The committee as a whole will represent a wide-ranging, diverse group that can help generate content ideas and advocate for rural Oregon.