That means you get a better ABC affiliate that isn't owned by Sinclair in KOVR-13, and KCRA-3, one of the most dominant NBC affiliates in the entire country -- they were the ones who coined the slogan Where The News Comes First, to the point of trademarking it!As of today, you can watch Portland channels over the Internet for free through something called Locast:
Nonprofit Locast is only service streaming 39 local TV channels – for free – over internet Portland – March 17, 2021 – Locast, America’s only nonprofit, free, local broadcast TV digital translator streaming service, is now delivering 39 local TV channels via the internet – for free – to the...news.locast.org
I tried it, but I can't get it to work. The app thinks I live in Sacramento, CA and I can't convince it otherwise. On the other hand this does mean I can watch local channels from Sacramento, if there's some kind of advantage to that.