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:
Locast, the not-for-profit service offering users access to broadcast television stations over the internet is available in Portland, Oregon.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.