Vortex Marketplace

Portland and Oregon's vibrant music scene is supported by a bevy of local businesses and artists who value music in our community. The following supporters of Vortex Music Magazine play a vital role in encouraging, enabling and cultivating the music that circulates through the veins and culture of our city so please show them some love and support them back.

  • 4 Peaks Music Festival

    4 Peaks Music Festival

    Taking its name from the four Cascade mountain peaks that form a picturesque backdrop for central Oregon's high desert music fest, 4 Peaks has been bringing an eclectic array of national, regional and local bands to Bend for more than a decade. With grand views and grassy fields, multiple stages and a large late-night tent, vendors and a kids activity area, 4 Peaks is committed to building an intimate, family-friendly festival from morning yoga to the silent disco.

  • Alice DiMicele

    Alice DiMicele

    Alice DiMicele’s 14th album One With the Tide has been called “an album full of seemingly effortless performances, thought-provoking lyrics, startling contrasts and superb vocals" by MusicRiot. She’s a singer-songwriter with roots in the natural world and a 30-plus year career spent bringing folks together through her music. Bonnie Raitt said, “Alice’s music has that great combination of earthiness and groove that keeps it funky from the inside out. She’s for real.” For fans of Brandi Carlile, Patty Griffin and Bonnie Raitt, don’t miss Alice DiMicele at Prosperity Pie Shoppe on Saturday, May 5 and get One With the Tide on vinyl, CD and digital download here.

  • AudioGlobe

    AudioGlobe

    A live and on-demand event streaming platform that allows subscribers to view our library of live performances both in real time and recorded—all at no cost to the artist. Live music when you want it.

  • Benson Amps

    Benson Amps

    Benson Amps makes heirloom-quality tube amplifiers and effects in Portland, Ore., using original designs and premium components. Used loudly by Ryan Adams, David Bazan, Colin Meloy and Chris Funk of The Decemberists, Jessica Dobson of Deep Sea Diver, Michael Parker of Pickwick, and many more stellar music makers in the Northwest and beyond, a Benson Amp will give you a signature tone that’s all your own.

  • The Breaking

    The Breaking

    Alternative rock revivalists The Breaking stepped straight out of 1995. Mining the rich soundscape of mid-’90s guitar pop, Adam Sweeney and Tim Karplus draw inspiration from bands like Failure, R.E.M., Soundgarden and early Radiohead, where brooding introspection gives way to anthemic choruses and infectious electric guitar hooks. Catch them with Pulp Romance and Louisville Lip at Dante’s on Thursday, May 3.

  • Burn Money Music

    Burn Money Music

    We are an independent record label dedicated to assisting in the development of new media and music while supporting true artists' independence. Housing multiple recording studios with the latest technology, our focus is to elevate new and emerging artists and help cultivate creative artists of any genre.

  • Camp Crush

    Camp Crush

    Camp Crush’s new EP, She’s Got It, is a feminist commentary that you can dance to. Sparks fly between married duo Jen Deale and Chris Spicer when they make music, on stage and off, drawing inspiration from the thick, vintage synth patches of the ’80s and integrating them into an infectious, modern new wave sound. Combining soaring vocals, blistering synths, horn and guitar solos, epic balladry, and substantive lyrics all makes for a musical experience that is unforgettable. For fans of Springtime Carnivore, Rubblebucket and Tennis, celebrate the release of She’s Got It at the Alberta Street Pub with The Cabin Project and AM Clouds on Friday, May 18.

  • Cascade Record Pressing

    Cascade Record Pressing

    Cascade Record Pressing is the first and only automated production record pressing plant in the Pacific Northwest. Our mission is to make high-quality records for discerning local artists and record labels. We are committed to working with our customers to actualize their vinyl visions. Cascade is 100 percent dedicated to manufacturing quality records that will stand the test of time.

  • Cedar Teeth

    Cedar Teeth

    With Cedar Teeth’s new EP, Farewell To Green Mountain, the familial five-piece double down on the eclecticism of their debut album, Hoot. Influenced and inspired by the music and songwriting of the Pacific Northwest—the various strands of grunge, pop, folk and Americana—the only rules Cedar Teeth follow on Farewell To Green Mountain are: Keep the music honest and speak with a voice that genuinely reflects the region of the Cascade foothills from which they hail. The EP is out now—get it here!

  • Clinton Street Theater

    Clinton Street Theater

    Beyond our regular film and Rocky Horror schedule, the Clinton Street Theater also hosts theater, music and other live performances—always affordable and open to all ages. Interested in playing a gig here? Get in touch: info [at] clintonsttheater.com

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    Corbett Fun Fest

    Save the date this Fourth of July: After a classic small-town parade, live music, food and family fun continue throughout the day with a huge fireworks show capping off the night! Check out the full musical lineup now!

  • CorePower Yoga

    CorePower Yoga

    Discover your most powerful self. CorePower Yoga has three Portland-area studios (and many more nationwide!) offering a variety of high-intensity classes that will push you past physical boundaries with an open mind and a beating heart. Give it a try with your first week FREE and then commit to your mat—and even get 20 percent off yoga packages as a Vortex Access Party member!

  • Cravedog

    Cravedog

    Locally owned and operated for 24 years, Cravedog has developed an international reputation for excellent service manufacturing millions of CDs, LPs and apparel orders for our clients. Whether you are a long-standing corporation, a small company, an independent artist, a record label or filmmaker, we know how to meet your needs. It's important to keep things simple and personal—you won't find a computer answering your phone calls. We take pride in personally seeing your project through from start to finish and delivering it to you exactly the way you originally envisioned it. Stop by our monthly happy hour every last Thursday of the month from 4 to 7pm (21 and over only).

  • Crystal Ballroom

    Crystal Ballroom

    Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014, the Crystal Ballroom is indisputably the centerpiece of the McMenamins music empire in Oregon. Perched on the third floor of an old brick building originally called Cotillion Hall, the historic structure occupies prime real estate on West Burnside, while upstairs the spring-loaded ballroom floor bouncingly hosts thousands of concertgoers at 150 gigs annually. A litany of genre-spanning legends have shared this stage, from Little Richard and James Brown, to the Grateful Dead and Buffalo Springfield, to the OG funkateer George Clinton and surf pioneer Dick Dale, to contemporary acts like blues-tinged rockers The Black Keys and electronic dance purveyor Pretty Lights as well as homegrown Portland talent aplenty, including The Decemberists, Sleater-Kinney, Pink Martini and The Dandy Warhols. Although the air may be thick with sweaty bodies on a rowdy show night, take a moment to admire your surroundings: Ornate glass chandeliers hang overhead, hand-painted murals adorn the walls, and carved, cackling jokers top the colonnades. And when the floating dance floor starts to quiver, just go with the flow and pogo in unison to the beat because the floor will respond like a hardwood trampoline. If the lights come up too soon, grab a pint of house-brewed beer in Lola’s Room, the dance floor below the ballroom, before continuing on to the ground floor Ringlers (named for first owner of the ballroom) for some pub grub—or just stumble a few steps further east to the subterranean speakeasy of Al's Den. On any night, anything can happen!

  • Crystal Lariza and CORNER

    Crystal Lariza and CORNER

    Lush is an understatement. When you first hear the sweeping harmonies of sisters Crystal and Angela Lariza, you’ll recognize echoes of Fleetwood Mac and First Aid Kit. The band’s new EP was recorded at a cabin in Long Beach, Wash., and you can help make it come to life! Witness some melodic magic in their Kickstarter video below and help the band fund the record’s final touches, including traveling to Nashville to master Where You Are with Craig Alvin (Kacey Musgraves, Vanessa Carlton).

    Support Crystal Lariza and CORNER now!

  • Dan Cable Presents

    Dan Cable Presents

    A music podcast spotlighting Portland and the greater Pacific Northwest scene featuring in-studio performances and uncensored conversations with artists. Stay up, stay tuned, every Friday on iTunes and Podomatic.

  • Danny Vee

    Danny Vee

    Danny Vee is fresh on the #PDXmusic scene with soulful songwriting and an energetic vibe. The debut EP Obsession showcases his emotive vocals and punchy guitar playing with sensitive lyrics that will have you singing along. He takes you from sweet and intimate tracks like “Just The Same” to the dark rock grooves of “Leave My Heart Alone.” Check out his upbeat, hip-shakin’ music video “Childhood” for another taste of his talent. For fans of City and Colour, Dave Matthews and Jason Mraz, Obsession is out now on CD and digital platforms—get it here.

  • DJ Klyph

    DJ Klyph

    A staple of the Portland radio scene consistently providing support to the local hip-hop community, the Klyph Notes podcast extends that support by bringing listeners in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes content featuring artists and difference makers from all over the world who are making a positive impact on their communities. Subscribe via Apple Podcasts or listen here.

  • Doug Fir Lounge

    Doug Fir Lounge

    Doug Fir is Portland’s own log cabin of live music, rising in the east since 2004. Catch an up-and-coming touring or local act at one of the best-loved, greatest-sounding venues in town. Open 7am until late serving up a newly reinvented food menu, specialty drinks and a whole lotta wood!

  • Eagle Home Mortgage

    Eagle Home Mortgage

    Committed to Seeing You Home: Your Mortgage Maven and Music Advocate, I pride myself on exceeding my customer's expectations at every stage of the home-buying process, from a complimentary pre-approval through an on-time closing. As a loan officer with Eagle Home Mortgage, I have access to a variety of loan programs and an experienced support team focused solely on home financing. —Janeen Rundle, NMLS #135407, JaneenRundle@eaglehm.com

  • Ear Trumpet Labs

    Ear Trumpet Labs

    Hand-built visual and sonic beauty: Meet Edwina, the best live mic for acoustic musicians. Preferred by Grammy Award-winning artists and discriminating home recording. Made in Portland. "Lead vocals worked so well that I resisted pulling out mics that cost 10 times more. That's unusual at this price point for a picky bastard like me." Larry Crane, patron saint of PDX recording, $499 direct

  • Element Music Festival

    Element Music Festival

    Out in the woods of British Columbia where the mountains meet the sky surrounded by valleys, forests and wilderness as far as the eye can see, you will find the Element Music Festival, which will fill the Snug Lake Amphitheatre—from July 26 to 29—with a weekend of incredibly funky, danceable, electrified acts. With Lotus rocking three nights and six sets and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe performing twice alongside Spafford, Particle, Genetics, Yak Attack and many other musicians playing multiple sets, Element heavily encourages collaboration between artists so get ready for an unforgettable, improvisational experience that also features endless trails for hiking and mountain biking, a clear mountain lake to swim in, freshwater fishing, an art gallery, workshops, a kid’s zone, interactive art installations, lakeside yoga with live music each morning, and a vending village filled with food, clothing and crafts—not to mention soul-feeding music all night long!

  • Elke Robitaille

    Elke Robitaille

    Hailing from a small mill town on the west coast of Canada, the Portland-based folk songwriter intertwines elements of Americana, bluegrass and alt-country on her fourth studio release: In The End. Out now, the EP features a dynamic assortment of songs and boasts a talented medley of studio musicians. Watch her latest video for "That Devil" here!

  • Ezra Bell

    Ezra Bell

    After three well-received EPs, Portland-based Ezra Bell's debut album arrives in May 2018. Flowing and leaping like the music of an early ’70s recording of well-trained freaks dabbling across genres, Ezra Bell conjures a dusky, festive, parlour room vibe that doesn't smother out the irreverent melancholy of lyricist Benjamin Wuamett. Celebrate Ezra Bell's album release at Mississippi Studios, with support from Motopony and Johanna Warren, on Saturday, May 26.

  • Fire Flower

    Fire Flower

    Producing quality, craft cannabis, we believe in our community and are helping to set the standard for modern marijuana cultivation.

  • Five Star Guitars

    Five Star Guitars

    Instruments • Lessons • Repairs | Celebrating 20 years of serving the local music community | 1998-2018

  • Fluff & Gravy Records

    Fluff & Gravy Records

    Trust Your Label: We are a full-service record label and recording studio featuring music and records from the likes of Richmond Fontaine, VacilandoSassparilla, Mike Coykendall, Nick Jaina, Drunken PrayerJeffrey Martin, Anna Tivel, The Harmed Brothers, Hillstomp, Fernando, Catherine Feeny and more! Get 20 percent off any order—go to our website and use the code: vortex20

  • The Future of What

    The Future of What

    The Future of What is a radio show and podcast that explores music and the recording industry—where it is and where it’s headed. Host Portia Sabin, president of the independent record label Kill Rock Stars, cuts through the noise with music business experts to provide an authoritative look at this rapidly evolving industry in Portland and beyond. Hear new episodes every Tuesday on XRAY.fm and wherever you get your podcasts.

  • The Groovebirds, Groovebirds Music

    The Groovebirds

    Alt-Americana three-piece The Groovebirds debuted on Portland Metro Records’ Fire Mondays radio program in 2015 and released their third effort, Time It Takes, in 2017. The album is a slightly darker collection of the lyric-based alternative/soft rock sound that characterizes the band’s earlier projects. Time It Takes was recorded and mixed by Bill Barnett at Gung-Ho Studio in Eugene, and was mastered by Ryan Foster at Foster Mastering in Portland. For fans of retro-pop and adult-contemporary, the disc is available digitally online and at Music Millennium.

  • HEARSiGHT

    HEARSiGHT

    Show your grille! HEARSiGHT helps tell stories by connecting what's heard with what's seen. We just released our patent pending photographic grille covers used to adorn loudspeakers and amplifiers, along with photographic sound absorption panels used to improve the acoustics of your room. With a decade of international experience, HEARSiGHT also provides location sound recording for music videos, motion pictures and commercials. Sound for picture. Picture for sound. We're a Portland-based sensory fuse.

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    Jackpot! Recording Studio

    Jackpot! Recording Studio has served Portland’s music scene since 1997. Notable clients include Elliott Smith, Jolie Holland, Wooden Shjips, Built to Spill, Moon Duo, Lord Dying, Battleme, Quasi, Stephen Malkmus, She & Him, M. Ward, Sleater-Kinney, The Decemberists, R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Spoon, comedian Dax Jordan, Jason Lytle, and The Shins. Owner Larry Crane has helmed many of these sessions and utilized his knowledge of recording to create a unique and full-featured studio that is available for an affordable price. Many talented engineers and producers from Portland and all over the world have worked at Jackpot!, a studio with an impressive assortment of gear including a custom 32-channel Rupert Neve Designs 5088 console, analog tape decks and Pro Tools. Get a hold of us to tour the studio and book your next project!

  • Johnny Raincloud

    Johnny Raincloud

    In the past three years, the indie rock trio have self-released two EPs and one full-length, with a sophomore LP—a concept album called The Unexpected Death of an Acrobat—ready to go. Featuring Mike Stortz (vocals, guitar), Jon Hampton (bass) and Timmy Hidalgo (drums), the new record was tracked at Jackpot! Recording Studio with engineering and mixing by Gus Berry and Larry Crane. Stay tuned for its release and don’t miss Johnny Raincloud rocking around town.

  • Karyn Ann

    Karyn Ann

    Karyn Ann’s forthcoming second studio album Be Loud is an eclectic cultivation of the calm, brooding and compassionate personas she introduced on her 2015 debut Into the Depths, only this time around it’s bursting with color. From rock anthem waves, to funky dance riffs, to more tender and delicate moments, Be Loud paints a world arguing with itself and the observer caught in between. Be sure to check out her two latest singles, “Be Still” and “My Dreams” available online, while you wait for the album’s release. For fans of Brandi Carlile, Grace Potter and Adele, see her all-ages video release and tour kickoff party at the Alberta Street Pub on Wednesday, May 23.

  • Katelyn Convery

    Katelyn Convery

    Taking listeners on an intimate, epic journey inside themselves, singer-songwriter Katelyn Convery crafts dynamic, lyric-driven songs that blend folk, rock, pop and electronica with influences from her time spent living in South Korea, Spain and South Africa. Her soulful debut Unarmed is out now.

  • Metal Yoga with Stephanie

    Metal Yoga with Stephanie

    Stephanie is a heavy metal music lover, yoga teacher and aspiring metal drummer who honors the dark and light within us all when she throws up her horns and connects with her fellow rebels through Metal Yoga. She is a bold, honest and passionate person who has dedicated almost half her life to the local metal scene and over five years to yoga. Unleash your inner wild child, shout and cuss while we move and breathe to badass tunes—it doesn't get any more real than this!

  • Monkey With a Hat On

    Monkey With a Hat On

    Monkey With a Hat On is dedicated to providing contemporary, relevant, inexpensive theater pieces geared towards, but not exclusively for, younger generations. Theater is for all of us and should be accessible to everyone—both in creating it and enjoying it as an audience member. Theater is the oldest human art form. Theater is people getting together to share a series of moments and experiences, providing a medium where thoughts, emotions and human histories are exchanged in real time. It is the duty of Monkey With a Hat On to provide pertinent, entertaining and thought-provoking theater for five bucks to the wonderful people of Portland, Oregon. There are many productions on the horizon and plenty of room on the boat for everyone willing—man, woman or monkey.

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    Music Millennium

    Music Millennium has been serving Portland’s recorded music needs since 1969. We buy and sell used and new vinyl, CDs and DVDs plus array of unique gift items. We host about 150 live music events in-store each year, both local and international—from Lost Lander to Joe Strummer. It’s A Place Where The Music and People Still Matter.

  • No Kind of Rider

    No Kind of Rider

    The much-anticipated debut from No Kind of Rider does not disappoint. Dynamic production helps to craft a signature sound on this lyrical, soulful exploration of love and grief. The first single “Distinct” made waves on both Spotify’s New Indie Mix and Ultimate Indie playlists—this five-piece is one to keep tabs on. No Kind of Rider’s debut full-length album, Savage Coast, is out this July.

  • PDX Pop Now!

    PDX Pop Now!

    PDX Pop Now! is dedicated to stimulating and expanding participation in Portland music. As an all-volunteer organization committed to being accessible, current and local, we provide and support live performances and recorded materials. We aspire to advance a sustainable community that values inclusivity and a high caliber of artistry to enable a creative dialogue between artist and audience. Each year, artists, businesses and individual volunteers donate time and resources to producing our two-disc compilation album of local music as well as benefit events and school outreach programs that all lead up to the organization’s annual, free, all-ages festival, which will be held beneath the Hawthorne Bridge on July 21-22, 2018.

  • Pip's Original Doughnuts & Chai

    Pip's Original Doughnuts & Chai

    Fresh, made-to-order mini-doughnuts. Five flavors of house-crafted chai from raw spices and tea. Community not competition. Open 8am to 4pm seven days a week.

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    Portland Metro Records

    Portland Metro Records is a commercial-free, ASCAP-licensed internet radio station that features today's hits with Pacific Northwest local artists. Download our free Android or iTunes app—just search for Portland Metro Records. Our TV show Off The Record features an interview and performance with local musicians and talent airing Mondays at 8pm on CAN channel 11. We also support a monthly live showcase called First Look that showcases local talent of all genres.

  • Portland Radio Project

    Portland Radio Project

    Commercial-free music radio: rock/folk/blues and weekend jazz. We play a local artist every 15 minutes! Broadcasting in the heart of Portland at 99.1 FM and streaming globally 24/7.

  • Property Group NW

    Property Group NW

    Property Group NW is a local team of two: broker Katelyn Convery and principal broker Ariel Sasser. Both native Portlanders (and self-professed real estate nerds), they provide the perspective and expert negotiation skills necessary to succeed as a buyer or seller in the competitive Portland housing market. Katelyn (also a singer-songwriter) started her career in real estate by buying and fixing up properties for her own personal portfolio. She's since applied her knowledge in real estate investing to help her clients succeed in buying and selling fix-and-flip properties, including top level investors in the Portland metro area. She is passionate about ensuring that each of her clients, whether seasoned investors or first-time residential buyers, find the property that will best improve their financial future. Katelyn and Ariel truly love what they do and are committed to providing clients with professional service that exceeds expectations. Think buying a home is out of your reach? Ask us about Lease to Buy and Zero Down Payment programs.

  • Radio Room

    Radio Room

    Radio Room is open all day, every day. We are a casual restaurant and lounge with tasty, unpretentious food and drink, priced right and happily served to our wildly creative neighbors, friends and the fine humans of Portland at large. From a morning espresso with breakfast to a nightcap and happy hour snack before bed, we got you all day long. Food. Drink. Art. Music. For the People.

  • The Rye Room

    The Rye Room

    Serving the Pacific Northwest, The Rye Room provides musicians with a recording experience tailored to each individual or group. Every artist or band bring unique elements to their music. Our mission is to distill raw creativity and talent through an exceptional, time-honored process to create a high-quality product that, like a great whiskey, can be easily enjoyed. We believe recording is about the experience. We put a great deal of thought into design, vibe and comfort to ensure you are able to deliver your best performance. Capturing that performance is enhanced in the right environment, which is why all rooms are tuned and custom wired for exceptional acoustics. Small batch, handcrafted records means we approach each project with an eye for quality, a lifelong passion for music, and a focus on creating your best record.

  • Salvatore Manalo, The Rye Room

    Salvatore Manalo

    After releasing his debut EP—full of soulful R&B, smooth songwriting and pop hooks—earlier this year and wrapping up a spring tour, Salvatore Manalo is focused on consistently creating new music. His upcoming single “Love Coming Down” will be the first of many that are performed, produced and recorded entirely by Salvatore. Teaming up with Matt Greco at The Rye Room to mix and master, this record is just the beginning of a path of uninhibited creativity. For fans of John Mayer, Allen Stone and Ed Sheeran, listen to “Love Coming Down” here.

  • Saturn Duplication

    Saturn Duplication

    Local CD/DVD duplication: Specializing in short runs for area bands and artists, we also offer affordable graphic design for your album or project. Located next door to Revival Drum Shop, call or stop by!

  • Specialized Mastering

    Specialized Mastering

    Portland’s place for audio mastering: Very satisfied, happy clients include Hailey Niswanger, Midnite, David Friesen, George Colligan, Tony Ozier, Ed Bennett, Coco Columbia, The Legendary Beyons, Farnell Newton, Max Ribner, Chris Lay, Errick Lewis, Amber Sweeney, MYG, Nahko, Korgy & Bass, The Junebugs, Here Comes Everybody, Soul Vaccination, The Dark Red Seed, Banana Stand Media and many more. For mastering to bring the ultimate sonic potential, it takes a skilled ear and dedication to the process. A passion for the craft and serving artists as "a sounding board" makes music sound full and present anywhere it travels. Please call and join us for mastering your next project. Audio Mastering? Better get a Specialist!

  • Spirit of 206

    Spirit of 206

    The Spirit of 206—that’s short for 97206—is a generous portion of Americana, a heapin’ helpin’ of the spirit of the Northwest, and a spoonful of Portland pride, all held together by inclusivity and smothered in good times. Sing along, tap your toes, or dance like nobody’s watching. Carpe Portland! Feel the spirit on Wednesday, July 4—aka the Fourth of July!—at Oaks Park from 6-8pm. Free (and all ages) with park admission!

  • Swider | Haver

    Swider | Haver

    Experienced attorneys providing legal services to Portland’s musicians including distribution, performance, producer, venue, copyright, contract, publishing and licensing agreements.

  • Tangie Town

    Tangie Town

    Tangie Town is a Los Angeles-Portland-based brother duo headed by Sam and Sloan Martin. Their self-titled debut album is filled with the warm breezes of tropical island pop, urban and world dance moods, and funk-driven beats and bass grooves. Their name derives from an obscure Doors tune called "Maggie M'Gill" about a fictional place set in the western part of the United States still full of wild artistic spirit: "She went down, down to Tangie Town / People down there really like to get it on." For fans of Tame Impala, Portugal. The Man and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Tangie Town is out now on all digital platforms (stream it on Spotify), and the band is currently rehearsing for summer shows and festivals.

  • Tempest Gold

    Tempest Gold

    Little Beasts, the debut record from Portland solo artist Chris El-korek, offers music lovers a return to the melodic rock of the ’80s and early ’90s. Under the moniker Tempest Gold, El-korek burrows into metaphor and symbolism, the subconscious, misunderstood youth, and observations of how life depends on devouring other life. With a lost-in-time quality, Little Beasts’ thoughtful lyrics and hooky guitars permeate its songs that sound like they were written decades ago. For fans of Echo & The Bunnymen, Love and Rockets and Robyn Hitchcock, find Little Beasts on vinyl at record stores in Portland, Seattle and online here. Celebrate the release of Little Beasts on vinyl at Kelly's Olympian on Friday, June 15.

  • Tender Loving Empire Headquarters, Tender Loving Empire NW 23rd, Tender Loving Empire Hawthorne, Tender Loving Empire West End

    Tender Loving Empire Headquarters

    Record label. Handmade goods. All together now. Portland’s hub for local music, handcrafted gifts, apparel, jewelry, housewares, vinyl and more. Locations at the Portland Airport, downtown, NW 23rd and Hawthorne, where you can find frequent in-store performances from the bands you love. Subscribe to our emails to find out more!

  • The Thesis

    The Thesis

    PDX's hottest monthly live hip-hop showcase, presented by We Out Here Magazine and Vortex every first Thursday at Kelly's Olympian. RSVP here.

  • The Thread

    The Thread

    Beneath the tension that divides us is a thread that unites us. Join the conversation @thethreadUS.

  • Ticket Tomato

    Ticket Tomato

    Your alternative to oversized, national ticket retailers since 2007. Whether buying or selling, we're committed to an efficient, fair and excellent ticket experience. Ticketing is made easy with online purchasing, ticket printing, customer service, promotion and box office management. TT is committed to helping our clients sell, promote and event manage with web-ready tools. Join us and make your event a success!

  • The Trash Treasury

    The Trash Treasury

    The Trash Treasury is a fully equipped analog and digital recording studio with two-inch tape and 32 channels of I/O. Clients include CHROME, Wild Ones, Mean Jeans, Radiation City, Genders, Aan, Public Eye, Lee Corey Oswald, Sex Crime, The Stops, TapWater and many more. With our intuitive workspace, great-sounding rooms, eclectic array of vintage and boutique instruments, juicy analog gear, central location, comfy vibes, and unique affordability—we think T.T. would make a great place for your next project.

  • Voodoo Catbox

    Voodoo Catbox

    Designer, illustrator and screen print artist Gary Houston offers original hand-pulled posters and other art. We make crap you don’t need.

  • XRAY.fm

    XRAY.fm

    XRAY.fm is an independent, not-for-profit radio station that supports the Pacific Northwest’s music and arts communities. It fulfills its educational mission through airing local public affairs programs featuring voices seldom heard on radio and broadcasting a diverse array of music, with a focus on new, local, independent and experimental recordings. XRAY.fm also serves as a resource for training community members in radio, broadcasting and digital media. In the Portland area, tune in at 91.1 and 107.1 FM or stream online.

  • Waterfront Blues Festival

    Waterfront Blues Festival

    As the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi and the second largest blues festival in the nation, the Waterfront Blues Festival has become a treasured tradition for locals and visitors alike. Since 1988, the festival has raised nearly $11 million and more than 1,000 tons of food for the Oregon Food Bank, fighting hunger in the region. It's a celebration of blues, soul, funk and more from some of the world's biggest names alongside tons of local talent.

  • Wildwood MusicFest

    Wildwood MusicFest

    The Wildwood MusicFest was created exclusively by grassroots efforts of a caring community in rural Oregon. Our annual festival is a small, family-friendly event that is all about fantastic music from emerging artists all performing on a single stage, allowing you to settle in and take it all in without having to follow a hectic schedule. We are committed to making this a self-sustaining, yearly fest that showcases good music and good times by promoting local food and agriculture, featuring regional beers and wine, and providing tons of free activities for kids, all while being environmentally conscious by using reusable cups and tableware.

  • Wilsonville Festival of Arts

    Wilsonville Festival of Arts

    See, hear, feel, smell and taste contemporary art in all of its forms at the Wilsonville Festival of Arts on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3—including music from Saeeda Wright, Melao de Cuba, New Move, The BrassRoots Movement and many more!

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