Blackstones Responds to Changing Times

An article in today’s Portland Daily Sun reports on how Blackstones is responding to economic and social changes in Portland’s gay community.

“I want to support the magazine and think it’s a great thing, but up until recently, we haven’t had to advertise, especially to the gay community. I’m trying to wrap my head around the way things have changed over the past few years. It’s always been word-of-mouth for us, but now I think I have to look at promotional things we used to do, or come up with some new ones to increase business. I’ve been working here since 1988 and we bought it in 1992 … things are very different now.”