My Layoff Was My Trap Door to FreedomJenni Moore - Jan 14, 2021
For BIPOC writers, the freelance game might just be the way to survive this mass media industry without experiencing burnout.
Welcome To Our WorldMac Smiff - Dec 7, 2020
"I want to amplify Black voices without sacrificing the clarity of our voices," says Mac Smiff, who guest edits the new print issue of Vortex. Featuring work from Black writers, photographers and...
Changes: The Future of VortexChris Young - Aug 25, 2020
During these tumultuous times for the music industry and our country, we took the summer off from printing a new issue. Passing the mic, Vortex will return this fall with guest editor Mac Smiff...
The Sounds of The Rose City Revolution [Playlist]Chris Young - Jun 10, 2020
Thanks to the independent thinkers in the streets, freelance journalists on social media, and #PDXmusic makers in our homegrown studios, this revolution is both live and televised—and our protest...
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