Yesterday, the Oregonian announced massive layoffs as it transitions into the OMG-abbreviated Oregonian Media Group. And several sources report (though the Oregonian has yet to confirm) that MIX Magazine, the stand-alone glossy focusing on Portland restaurants and at-home entertaining, is among the casualties: It will fold after the publication of its October 2013 issue.
Meanwhile, restaurant critic/reporter Michael Russell confirms that he's been offered a position at the new Oregonian Media Group, covering the restaurant beat. WWeek, meanwhile, has confirmed that editorial columnist David Sarasohn has gotten the axe, though it's unclear if that affects his status as freelance restaurant reviewer.
MIX launched in 2007 under the editorial guidance of longtime Oregonian editor Martha Holmberg, who departed in late 2010. Since then, former Imbibe senior editor Danielle Centoni has guided the magazine as editor-in-chief. According to its media kit, the magazine, which published 10 issues per year, had a readership of more than 100,000 per issue. More as it becomes available.
· MIX [Official site]
· All Previous Oregonian Coverage [Eater PDX]