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The Rose City may provide a comfortable, creatively conducive home, but some are compelled to leave Portland in search of new experiences and opportunities. From near and far, these are those stories.
From Portland to L.A.: In Conversation with Eli Hirsch of courtship.Bren Swogger - Jan 23, 2018
After finding his roots in the Portland music scene, Eli Hirsch found his home in Los Angeles and a passion project in courtship. While on the road with his band, Hirsch took some time out to...
Andrew Oliver: A Former Portlander Swingin' In LondonDon Campbell - Mar 25, 2015
From Portland to London and back (temporarily), Oliver will be home in the Northwest to celebrate an album release with The Kora Band on March 28 at The Secret Society as well as play other dates...
Starfucker: From Doug Firs To DesertChris Young - Nov 18, 2014
STRFKR's Josh Hodges has been looking forward to a year off since moving to L.A. Unfortunately, 2014 wasn't that year—but it did see the much-loved PDX dance makers play both Coachella and Red...
Jay Collins: West Meets EastDon Campbell - Jul 7, 2014
After cutting his teeth in Portland in the '80s, Jay Collins has established himself as one of New York’s finest jazz saxophonists and session players.
Joe Haege Checks In From Parts UnknownRyan J. Prado - May 5, 2014
From L.A. to Leipzig, Germany, Joe Haege may have left the Rose City for the time being, but he still has plans for another 31Knots record in the fall and has been plugging away at a new Vin...