Does Portland Have a Thriving Music Scene?Jason Fellmann - Feb 14, 2017
Local musician and promoter Jason Fellman explores the attributes of a successful music scene.
The Portland Underground: A Political Petri DishOllie Collins - Feb 6, 2017
The underground has a free-form, free-thinking, sometimes fuck-the-government attitude—the ideal political petri dish.
It’s Time to Take Ownership: Our Community, Our CultureGlenn Waco - Nov 3, 2016
Minority populations have made significant contributions to the Rose City’s culture, yet the same people have been marginalized by the bureaucratic machine and left out of the development...
It Takes A VillageFarnell Newton - Nov 2, 2016
Why did Farnell Newton help establish the Portland Black Music Festival? Because we have incredible strength when we come together.
Understanding the Realities of Our Black Community in PortlandChris Young - Oct 27, 2016
We must grow together to preserve the communities and culture we want to succeed in Portland. Photos by Sam Gehrke
The Portland Underground: Welcoming TransplantsOllie Collins - Oct 26, 2016
We are all strays and runaways, my friends. So if we close the doors on transplants, we close them on ourselves.
The Portland Underground: An IntroductionOllie Collins - Jul 29, 2016
Even though our city may look like it’s going astray, The Portland Underground is alive and well.
The Myth of the Missing MusicianCassandra Koslen - Feb 21, 2015
Band or baby? Portland musicians share how they stay active in both music and family lives.
Music Matters: The State of Music EducationAndrea Janda - Jul 7, 2014
The state of music education in Portland and the local nonprofits that are increasing accessibility. Photo by Robert Delahanty.