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The Food, Drink and Music Issue
Portland has a fine palate for food, drink and music. In issue #17, we take a look at the intrinsic connection between the purveyors of food and drink in this city and those who make the sweet sounds that fill our ears, exploring food and music pairings at Pickathon and Serenade as well as the band-beverage connection. Read the musical histories of Voodoo Doughnut's Tres Shannon and Pok Pok's Andy Ricker, plus learn how touring musicians eat healthy on the road, which venues have the best eats, and plenty more.
We also hear new music from metal stalwarts YOB and Witch Mountain alongside rising talents Chanti Darling, No Kind of Rider, Fritzwa and Samuel Eisen-Meyers and look back at the career of blues legend Norman Sylvester.
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From The Editor
Music Is OmnipresentChris Young - Jul 19, 2018
Music is meant to be disseminated and it seeps into all corners of Stumptown.
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Chanti Darling's Fashionable SynesthesiaChris Young - Aug 1, 2018
The long-awaited debut from Chanti Darling is an eclectic, body-moving, retro-futurist homage to its titular genre. But until 'RNB Vol. 1' drops on August 3 via Tender Loving Empire and the singer...
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No Kind of Rider, Fritzwa and Samuel Eisen-Meyers Are Three Portland Artists to WatchSkylor Powell, Joel Sommer, Chris Young - Sep 6, 2018
You could say it’s been a long time coming for these artists. They’ve been putting in the work for years and the fruits of these labors are ripe and ready to be consumed. From juicy R&B to...
Portraits of Portland Music
Festival Food That Feeds Your SoulRyan J. Prado - Jul 25, 2018
Chefs and musicians come together for Pickathon’s Curation Series. Do not miss this year's curation meals at Pendarvis Farm from August 2 to 5.
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