Our little Vortex has been swirling around for three years, steadily picking up fans as we cover more and more of the diverse bands and artists who make Portland’s musical vortex so vibrant. Along the way, our voice has grown stronger, more confident—thanks to the support of this creatively buoyant music community and readers like you. Our goal from day one was to make the Portland music scene more successful by... read more
Snow Day, Show Day: Decent Don to the RescueJP Downer - Feb 23, 2018
Every Portlander knows that snow shuts the city down. But now there's a new hero in town...
The Community CreatedChris Young - Jan 17, 2018
“Keepin’ one gig ahead of a day job.” —Fred Cole
A Stormy Evening with Decent DonJP Downer - Dec 22, 2017
What's the best way to warm up a cold, wet Portland night? Light a few candles, cozy up with your lap cat, and break out the...
The Portland Underground: Dig It YourselfOllie Collins - Dec 20, 2017
The underground isn’t just warehouse ragers and basement shows. Your grand, recurring event can begin as anything.
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