About Portage Notebooks


For more than 50 years we have served the newspaper industry and have a trusted reputation providing outstanding products at a great price. We look forward to serving our customers with quality products and integrity over the next 50 years.

Portage Newspaper Supply was founded in 1955 in Akron, Ohio as a division of Knight-Ridder Corporation. In 2011, the company changed its name to Portage Notebooks to better reflect the core product line of notebooks produced by Portage today.

Professional Notebooks for Media, Law Enforcement and Business:

Our professional notebooks are designed to be used on the go. If you hear it, see it or think it, you should be able to write it! Portage brand notebooks fit in your pocket, brief case, purse or wherever it's handy for you. They come in two sizes (3 3/4" x 6" & 4" x 8") and many varieties. In the 3 3/4" X 6" we have the POCKET NOTEBOOK for law enforcement, media and general use. In the 4" x 8" size, we have NEWS for media, NOTES for law enforcement and business use.

Custom Printed Notebooks:

For your business or institution, no matter what you do or sell, we can print a notebook to help you get your message across to your audience.

“As a newspaper journalist, I've come to rely on Portage's reporters' notepads for their wonderful compact size and durability. When I become a freelance writer and had to buy my own notepads, I scoured office supply stores to no end to find something that would work. None did the job as well as the Portage ones, which I now buy online to use for all my interviews.”

Other Products for Media and Business Use:

Portage also sells other products for media and general business use. We stock our products in sufficient quantities to serve our customers promptly.

Quality, Service, and a Fair Price are Our Business Philosophy:

Our products are all of the highest quality. Portage has been in business since 1955 and enjoys a reputation for outstanding products at a great price. Our notebooks have the heaviest backing available. Check our prices, and you can always get a sample of our standard notebooks - just ask!


Portage is a word of French and Latin derivation that refers to the carrying of boats and supplies between two waterways. In Northeast Ohio, we have a Portage county and many business beginning with the word Portage. The Indians portaged their canoes between the Cuyahoga and Tuswaras rivers. We were named in 1955 and have kept it proudly.