Local and regional display advertising—including boxed ads appearing in the Marketplace section—is sold through the advertising sales office of Pioneer Utility Resources: 503-357-2105. National advertising sales are through our ad agency, American MainStreet Publications: 800-626-1181.

People who read Currents are predominately rural, small-town residents who hold traditional family values. Any advertisement deemed to be in bad taste, of questionable nature or unsuitable for a family-oriented magazine will not be accepted. This includes anything political, sexually explicit or deemed controversial.

Ads for tobacco, alcohol, handguns and concealable firearms will not be accepted. Depending on federal and state laws, exceptions may be made for weapons strictly intended for hunting purposes, that have been rendered permanently inoperable, or that are collectibles—such as commemorative issues—from federally licensed firearms dealers or manufacturers.

Advertisements that feature products competitive with offerings from member utilities will not be accepted for publication. This exclusion does not apply to advertising appearing on a utility’s local pages.

Final acceptance or rejection of an advertisement will be determined by the CEO of Pioneer Utility Resources. Pioneer reserves the right to place “paid advertisement” with copy that, in the editor’s opinion, resembles editorial matter. Positioning is at the discretion of Pioneer, although advertisers’ requests will be considered.

Place a Line Ad in Marketplace

Ads 25 words or fewer are $35 a month. An extended ad of up to 35 words is $50 a month. For ads with more than 35 words, inquire for pricing at 503-718-3717 or Contact information is included in the word count.

Ads must be written in first-person and are subject to approval and editing. Submissions are accepted by mail or email. Ads must be sent with appropriate payment at the time of submission. For credit card orders, please email your ad to and call 503-718-3717 with your credit card information.

When making a request to take out an ad, please include your name, address, email, phone number and the name of your electric utility. Mail ad and proper payment or credit card information to:

5625 NE Elam Young Parkway Suite 400
Hillsboro, OR 97124