A memo from Sandy Rowe, editor of the Oregonian, warns that not enough employees have signed up for a buyout from the Advance Publications newspaper.
Williamette Week published the memo under the headline Layoffs Are "Inevitable"
Rowe says 70 positions need to be eliminated but "only 25 full-time staffers and 6 part-time have either accepted the buyout offer or have indicated to us they are going to sign the paperwork" by the Nov. 9 deadline.
Among those going is the person behind the Portland Arts Watch, who posted "The first words of a long good-bye" online.
The Oregonian newsroom is rearranging its structure to cope with new staffing levels and news requirements.
Other Advance Publications employees weighing buyout offers include those at the Star-Ledger (50 must go), Staten Island Advance (40 must go) and Times-Picayune.