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.

  • Amplus Records

    Amplus Records

    Amplus Records is a nonprofit 501c3 record label whose mission is to grow and support local musicians and the music community. We are a label made by musicians for musicians and believe that music has always been there and supported us throughout our lives—and now we are working diligently to support it.

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    Ampraid is a Portland-based content creation and artist management company that supports singers, songwriters, producers, artists and businesses. We make music videos, run targeted social media ad campaigns, offer photography direction, and handle website design for many of our artists. We love to help artists and businesses build their brand. We use our content creation skills and artist management experience in concert with our many years of running targeted social media campaigns, which are specifically designed to support musicians, producers, music venues and artists. In short, we can help you find your audience. We can help you build. It’s our passion. We are always interested in creating new content for artists and businesses. We are always taking on new promotional campaigns. If you’ve been looking for a business partner that can help you strategize and align your online brand, assist you in creating awesome content for promotional purposes, help you build a plan for advertising, help you find your direction, help you amplify your voice, we’d love to talk to you.

  • Arkham Sunset

    Arkham Sunset

    A spiritual successor to January’s experimental Ghost Culture EP, No Safe Distance is the result of electronic producer Gerry Hathaway’s first two months spent in isolation in the wake of Covid-19. In keeping with the artist’s modus operandi, the new EP is an eclectic mix, with shades of krautrock, darkwave, techno and industrial throughout. Fellow PDX-based electronic solo artists Doppler Affection and Phaedo provide additional synths and arrangements for what is the darkest Arkham Sunset release to date. For fans of Tangerine Dream, TOY and John Carpenter, No Safe Distance is out June 11—find it on Spotify and Bandcamp.

  • Artists Repertory Theatre

    Artists Repertory Theatre

    Artists Repertory Theatre's mission is to produce intimate, provocative theater and provide a home for artists and audiences to take creative risks. Founded in 1982, Artists Rep is Portland's premiere midsize, regional theater company. Its 2019-20 season offers a dynamic mix of fresh, funny, potent and exhilarating theater experiences.

  • Astro Audio PDX

    Astro Audio PDX

    Custom CD/DVD duplication, no project too small or large. Vintage, new and used pro audio gear for the studio or the stage. Located in The Hallowed Halls recording studio via the side door facing SE Holgate Boulevard.

  • 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.

  • B-Side Studios

    B-Side Studios

    The mastermind behind B-Side Studios has transplanted his beautiful studio and modular architectural designs into a new, more personal home where you’ll experience the same warm feel emanating from the wooden walls and experience the stunning sonic clarity and workflow from the heart of the studio, a 32-channel Daking 1112 console. The acoustic treatments and woodwork of musician and engineer Steven Strauss’ new control room will surpass all your mixing and overdubbing needs. Now open for business, get ready for the same B-Side experience in a fresh space.

  • Bart Budwig

    Bart Budwig

    While hunkered down at his apartment in the OK Theatre in April 2020, Eastern Oregon troubadour Bart Budwig decided to learn a batch of his favorite songs written by John Prine, Merle Haggard, Woody Guthrie and others. Guitar player Ben Walden joined Budwig in rearranging three of his original tunes to fit into the bunch, creating a sparse but warm folk album. The eight tracks were recorded with one microphone, two acoustic guitars and three vocals. For fans of John Prine, The Band, Kenny Rogers, Bobby Charles, Woody Guthrie and Merle Haggard, Itll Al Be OK is out now—buy or stream it here.

  • Bathrobe Records

    Bathrobe Records

    Bathrobe Records is about tone. We have an unmatched collection of guitars, basses and amps for you to record with. We offer recording, production and a rehearsal space in the downtown Pearl District. Oh yeah... we have a full bar as well. Tone to abide.

  • 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 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.

  • 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

    When the synths start to swell and the vocals begin to soar on Run, the new EP by Portland’s Camp Crush, listeners will feel the goosebumps rise and their heartbeat begin to race. This is the second EP in eight months for the duo—Jen Deale on synths and vocals, Chris Spicer on drums—and another collection of powerful pop songs that throw back to their new wave inspirations. For fans of Berlin, Beach House, Depeche Mode, Florence and the Machine, and Echo & The Bunnymen.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Cravedog


    Locally owned and operated for 25 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!

  • 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.

  • DJ Klyph

    DJ Klyph

    A curator of the Portland hip-hop scene, DJ Klyph uses platforms to represent the underrepresented. For the last 10 years, he's promoted and supported the scene as the radio host and producer of XRAY.fm’s Welcome to the Neighborhood, with the Klyph Notes podcast (subscribe via Apple Podcasts or listen here), and as a host and curator of the local hip-hop showcase Mic Check. With the return of lyrical and conscious music to the mainstream, Klyph is continually optimistic for the art form that was once labeled a "fad" and excited for future generation's embrace of the culture.

  • 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!

  • 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, $550 direct

  • 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

    Locally owned, authorized dealer for Gibson, Fender, Breedlove, Taylor, PRS and many more new and used guitars and amps. Instruments • Lessons • Repairs | Buy • Sell • Trade | Celebrating more than 20 years of serving the local music community | 7 days a week in store and online

  • Forty Feet Tall

    Forty Feet Tall

    A Portland band for about two and a half years now, Forty Feet Tall just dropped their long-awaited music video and A/B singles, “On/Off” and “Rain Machine.” Capturing their new direction, the tracks exhibit a post-punk drive and energy with veins of psychedelic rock. The quartet consistently leave it all out on stage... and tennis court, as witnessed in the Wes Anderson-esque video for their new single “On/Off.” For fans of Frankie and the Witch Fingers, The Macks, Novacane, Ty Segall, KID DAD and Kills Birds, find the new video on YouTube plus stream “On/Off” and B-side “Rain Machine” on Spotify and all other platforms.

  • Foster Mastering

    Foster Mastering

    Welcome to Foster Mastering, where the best in analog and digital technology has been assembled in a purpose-designed room to give us a wide variety of options to make your music sound the best it ever has. Ryan Foster, Foster Mastering’s chief engineer, has years of experience working and training in some of the best studios in the country, including Prince’s Paisley Park Studios, Sony, Freq. Mastering and many others. From basement recordings and bedroom mixes, to work done in the best of studios, high-quality audio mastering is more important than ever. An experienced mastering engineer has heard thousands of records in a precise, familiar room and will have a fresh perspective on your mixes, allowing them to be the best they can be. Mastering is not only your final opportunity to make sure that your record is competitive, it’s your last chance to make sure that the vision you have for the music you’ve worked so hard on comes to fruition. Let us show you why dedicated mastering engineers and studios exist.

  • Fox and Bones

    Fox and Bones

    Fox and Bones are the modern-day Bonnie and Clyde, if Bonnie and Clyde had driven a Volvo and played folk pop music. Jonathan Frahm of PopMatters calls the internationally touring duo “just the right wistfully optimistic medicine,” and European music blog Rockette says they are “addictive like peanut butter.” Engineered by Matt Greco (The Rye Room) and produced by Dominik Schmidt (Rola Music), their sophomore effort Better Land is the perfect combination of modern production and classic songwriting. For fans of Fleetwood Mac, The Wind and The Wave and Johnnyswim.

  • Hugo R.A. Paris, Hugo R.A. Paris, LLC

    Hugo R.A. Paris, LLC

    Local Portland producer Hugo R.A. Paris, LLC, provides custom-tailored mixing services and finely crafted sound design. As a touring and recording artist myself, I understand the importance of being someone who listens in order to support and expand the artist's vision. My work has been reviewed by XLR8R, Resident Advisor and FACT Magazine, and my sound design clients include Novation, 4ms Company and Sensel. With affordable rates and quick turnaround times, I look forward to hearing from you, listening to your project, and developing a compelling sonic aesthetic with your vision at the center of it! Get a 10 percent off introductory rate through June 2020: 650.427.0695

  • Illumin Records

    Illumin Records

    Illumin Records redefines the role of the record label at the intersection of education, technology and advocacy. Turning the traditional deal on its head, Illumin is lighting the path for womxn- and gender non-conforming-led projects in music. Illumin, however, is much more than a label, Illumin is a movement. Illumin is a momentous shift from the way things used to be to the way things always should have been. We are disrupting the past, present and future of music. We are making our own rules. We are Illumin Records.

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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!

  • 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.

  • KINK


    Uniquely Portland: Tune your radio to KINK at 101.9 FM for Vortex's #PDXmusic Song of the Week every Thursday afternoon at 12:30pm!

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    Library Music Project

    Multnomah County Library’s Library Music Project is an online platform that showcases and shares local music for free. A collection of hundreds of albums from local artists, listeners can stream music from anywhere, creating a way for local musicians to share their music locally and with the world online. Listen today at LibraryMusicProject.com.

  • Maria DeHart

    Maria DeHart

    The eight tracks on Opening, Maria DeHart’s debut LP, weave together flowing chord progressions and ethereal vocals to create an entrancing sound that brings the listener back to the nostalgia of the ’90s. The record has a hazy rock feel, featuring hints of jazz percussion and melodic basslines. Above all, DeHart prioritizes simplicity and emotional connection with the listener. The stories she tells are largely her own, based on her unique experiences with relationships. For fans of Cat Power, Phoebe Bridgers, Mazzy Star, Waxahatchee and Snail Mail, Opening is out on May 18—get it on Bandcamp.

  • Misplaced Screen Printing

    Misplaced Screen Printing

    Andrew and Henry of Misplaced Screen Printing have been making merch by hand for bands, brands, bars and independent artists since 2014. We use premium quality materials and now offer no setup costs or minimum orders! We love to support our creative community’s artistic visions and design our own line of goods as well. Browse work from local artists and musicians in our online storefront.

  • Matthew Heller

    Matthew Heller

    “Catchy as hell—echoes Blood Orange and Mac DeMarco,” writes Glide Magazine of Matthew Heller’s Temple Moon Desire, a record imbued with compassion born of tragedy. These experiences led Heller to a profound observation: “It takes strength to have compassion for other people.” An album of “organ-filled, sociopolitical psychedelic rock,” according to Surviving the Golden Age, and “full of emotion and raw talent,” Imperfect Fifth says, it “reaches into your soul and guts you. If only all of us could create such beauty.” For fans of St. Vincent, Neutral Milk Hotel, Broken Social Scene, Guided By Voices, David Bowie, Sufjan Stevens, Joanna Newsom and Wilco, Temple Moon Desire is out now on all music platforms.

  • 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.

  • Montavilla Guitar Studio

    Montavilla Guitar Studio

    From absolute beginner to lifelong dabbler, weekend rock ‘n’ roller to soon-to-be studio musician, Juilliard-bound teenager to play-by-ear professional, Montavilla Guitar Studio offers exploratory group classes and one-on-one lessons focused on developing musicianship. Learn guitar, bass, drums, voice, ukulele, piano, songwriting and Alexander Technique.

  • MOsley WOtta

    MOsley WOtta

    In hip-hop, a true GOAT keeps climbing after they reach the summit. This sentiment is loud and clear on MOsley WOtta’s brilliant new EP This IS (Not) All There IS. From tip to tail, this duo—emcee MOsley WOtta with producer Colten Tyler Williams—keeps getting better and better. Simply put, it’s what they’re built for. For fans of Saint Jhn, Shabazz Palaces, FKA Twigs, Clipping, Death Grips, Thievery Corporation and Kenny G, watch the new single “Nigh At The Museum” on YouTube and get This IS (Not) All There IS on February 2.

  • Music Millennium

    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.

  • MusicPortland


    A grassroots organization by the industry for the industry, MusicPortland unites, supports and amplifies all sectors of the Portland music ecosystem. Our board includes members of Marmoset, Ear Trumpet Labs, McMenamins, Vortex Music Magazine, And And And, Help, Sutro, Portland'5, CD Baby and more. We seek to support individual artists, services and makers while uniting all creators to grow our scene—because our independent spirit is stronger together.

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    Northwest String Summit

    Showcasing today's leaders in the Americana, bluegrass, indie rock and jam scenes, Northwest String Summit is one of the top boutique live music experiences in the country and it all happens at the iconic Horning's Hideout, located just 20 miles outside of Portland. Horning's Hideout, a private, family-owned reserve of old-growth trees, wild peacocks, ponds and campsites, is among the most awe-inspiring festival sites in the country. A family-friendly and locally sourced festival, String Summit caps its capacity at 5,000 attendees to ensure an intimate festival weekend for all concertgoers at an incredible ticket price.

  • Oregon Symphony

    Oregon Symphony

    The oldest American orchestra west of the Mississippi and Portland’s largest performing arts organization, the Oregon Symphony is led by music director Carlos Kalmar and performs with many of the world’s top musicians, offering the best of orchestral music—from classical to pops to cutting-edge contemporary—to growing audiences in Portland and across Oregon. From September through May, the orchestra performs about 80 concerts each season, mostly at the historic Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, drawing an audience of more than 225,000 people annually.

  • Patina


    Walking the Americana line between folk, rock and country, Patina’s new record Hard Luck Sound highlights their commitment to well-crafted songwriting, with warm, melodic harmonies and solid musicianship. Recorded at The Hallowed Halls and released in April, this third LP from the six-piece demonstrates that they know the song is king and they serve it. When social distancing restrictions are lifted, get ready to celebrate its release as they’ll return to doing what they do best: bringing people together through music. Till then, watch the video for “All I Ever Had” and buy the record on vinyl. For fans of The Band, Van Morrison and Wilco.

  • PDX Jazz Festival, PDX Jazz

    PDX Jazz Festival

    PDX Jazz is a nonprofit cultural arts organization dedicated to curating jazz and fostering the growth of musical offerings in the Pacific Northwest. We work to inspire, educate and develop future jazz audiences for generations to come. Don't miss this year's PDX Jazz Festival from February 19 through March 1.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Portland Pickles

    Portland Pickles

    The Portland Pickles are a collegiate, wood bat baseball team founded in 2015. A member of the West Coast League, they play their home games at Walker Stadium in SE Portland's Lents Park. The Pickles are all about fun and are recognized for presenting the best live-sporting entertainment package in the Portland area. Pickles baseball prides itself on presenting an affordable family atmosphere as well as its community involvement. The Pickles offer special discounts to groups and encourage fundraising opportunities for organizations throughout the greater Portland area.

  • Portland Radio Project

    Portland Radio Project

    Portland Radio Project is nonprofit community radio. On your dial at 99.1 FM in the heart of PDX and streaming at PRP.fm and our mobile app. Fresh Vibe (10am to 6pm): Continuous flow of lush music (dream and electropop, indie alt, shoegaze, neo soul, and more). Perfect for streaming during working hours. Night Tribe (6pm to 10am): A fresh mix of new rock, indie, R&B, hip-hop, country and more, with frequent Drop-In Sessions hosted by our talented DJs. Listener-supported, commercial-free with a local artist every 15 minutes!

  • Portland'5 Centers for the Arts

    Portland'5 Centers for the Arts

    Hosting concerts, theater, dance, lectures, and art in five historic venues (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Keller Auditorium, Newmark Theatre, Winningstad Theatre, and Brunish Theatre), we also present Portland'5 Presents, Music on Main Street, Summer Arts on Main, and Noontime Showcase.

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    Portland's Folk Festival

    An annual celebration of folk and Americana music, Portland's Folk Festival was created in 2017 by local folk duo Fox and Bones as a way to cultivate the Portland folk scene and create a bigger stage for local musicians. The 2020 festival is all ages and takes place at the Crystal Ballroom on January 10 and 11.

  • Powerhouse Music Management

    Powerhouse Music Management

    Powerhouse Music Management brings music to the hearts, minds and souls of all music lovers. Specializing in artist services for national, regional and local musicians, we provide tour booking, photography, and artist management and consulting. We look for music that jumps out of the speakers and off the stage. Music that reverberates in your soul forcing your hips to move in ways you never thought possible. Powerhouse Music Management exists to give fans the best talent that's been overlooked by the mainstream industry.

  • 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.

  • Quest Center for Integrative Health

    Quest Center for Integrative Health

    You do not have to live with pain that keeps you from your music or art. If you need help with your alcohol or drug use, you do not have to do it alone. Quest Center is here to provide sustainable healthcare for Portland’s music community, including substance abuse treatment (FSR), non-opioid pain management program (WISH), acupuncture, nutrition, yoga and more. We are here to serve you with our integrative healthcare services, education and inclusive community support for musicians and industry workers seeking greater wellness. We accept Oregon Health Plan: Please call 503.238.5203 to schedule your personal consultation.

  • 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.

  • Revival Drum Shop

    Revival Drum Shop

    A home for all drummers from the beginner to the seasoned player: vintage and custom drums, eclectic percussion, parts and accessories, new and used cymbals.

  • Roadhouse Amplifiers

    Roadhouse Amplifiers

    Roadhouse produces the highest quality hand-wired tube guitar amplifiers. While capturing the warm raw tone and touch sensitivity of the mid-century classics, Roadhouse incorporates unique modern upgrades to improve versatility and maximize reliability. Attention to detail is paramount, from transformer and component selection to the signature lacquered finishes. Whether your style puts you in the fast lane or sees you taking the scenic route, guitarists wanting great tone will find it at Roadhouse. Meticulously handmade in Portland, Oregon.

  • Rx Fest

    Rx Fest

    Music is medicine. Rx Fest revives Portland's multi-venue festival history in the form of a large-scale benefit for organizations vital to our community. Presented by Self Group, all venues are centrally located in downtown Portland, including Star Theater, Dante's, Kelly's Olympian and Valentine's, and the second annual event on Valentine's weekend—February 14 to 16—will support Outside In, Q Center, p:ear and Planned Parenthood.

  • Samuel Eisen-Meyers

    Samuel Eisen-Meyers

    The poetic, down-to-earth and soulful style of guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer Samuel Eisen-Meyers exhibits inspiration that ranges through genres and artists such as Prince, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lauryn Hill, Gary Clark Jr., Bon Iver, Tom Misch, H.E.R., Wayne Shorter and many more. As the up-and-coming artist continues to develop, he’s acknowledged that it’s quite challenging to stick to one specific “sound” in this modern musical climate. E-M’s draws inspiration from creation without boundaries, holding a parallel career as a visual and multimedia artist. Out this May, stream his new record The Heart of the Soul Pt. 2.

  • Saturn Stickers

    Saturn Stickers

    We love printing custom die-cut vinyl stickers for bands, artists and businesses. Full color with a quick four to five-day turnaround, all stickers are printed in Portland. We can create your custom die-cut lines for free. Call or stop by to chat about your next project—or email: stickers [at] saturnstickers.com

  • Singing Sands

    Singing Sands

    Singing Sands is a cozy studio filled with world-class recording gear, musical instruments and vintage vibes. $350 a day, including engineer.

  • Space Cassette Records

    Space Cassette Records

    Space Cassette Records is an independent music label based in Portland. Founded by a group of friends, musicians and music lovers in 2013 with the goal to release low-budget cassette and seven-inch vinyl singles, we are fully dedicated to working with the DIY music community. Our growing catalog includes budding artists such as Spookies, Vasas, Heart Break Beat, Cigarette Speedway, Triggered, and longtime pop rockers The Minders.

  • Specialized Mastering

    Specialized Mastering

    Portland’s place for audio mastering: Very satisfied, happy clients include Esperanza Spalding, Hailey Niswanger, Midnite, 3 Doors Down, 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!

  • Spotted Peccary Music

    Spotted Peccary Music

    Spotted Peccary Music is North America’s finest independent record label with a focus on deep, vast and introspective soundscapes. For over 30 years, Spotted Peccary has been developing, producing, publishing and releasing ultra-high quality, deep listening experiences that engage the listener and exceed expectations. From deep drone to chill out to high-energy beats, Spotted Peccary traverses the worlds of ambient electronic, classic Berlin School, ethereal atmospheric, space music, pure acoustic and more, releasing pivotal music that transcends any boundaries previously imposed by these genres. In many cases, Spotted Peccary releases are difficult to classify, for good reason—the label believes that great music is of utmost importance.

  • Stackhouse & The Garden

    Stackhouse & The Garden

    Last fall, fiddler Collin Stackhouse brought a pop singer, a cello teacher and an old-time guitar player together to craft a live studio record in a week. The title track to Hottest Summer Yet is simultaneously about Grindr, personal growth and the horrors of climate change. The full album of “uncommon Americana” is out June 12. Stream the first single “Lockstep” now and find the music video on YouTube.

  • Stereophonic Mastering

    Stereophonic Mastering

    Independent mastering for independent musicians. Established 2003 with more than 2,000 titles mastered including Cake, Haley Heynderickx, The Dandy Warhols, YACHT, Mirah, Built To Spill, La Luz, Ezza Rose, Chromatics, Wooden Shjips, Dead Moon, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Quasi, Lithics, Mild High Club, Michael Hurley, The Builders and the Butchers, Vikesh Kapoor, Turtlenecked, The Minus 5, The Woolen Men, Daniel Menche, Miss Rayon, The Fur Coats, Grouper, Mount Eerie, Old Time Relijun, Tune-Yards and many more. Trust Your Ears.

  • Stray Pines Recording

    Stray Pines Recording

    Stray Pines Recording specializes in all aspects of audio recording, mixing and music video production. Offering artists an escape from the city, the studio is located in the Lucky Barn at Pendarvis Farm, also used as a stage for Pickathon—Portland’s premier music festival. With a plethora of vintage instruments and recording gear, our friendly, experienced staff will accommodate your needs for any project you can dream up! Hosting artists such as The Decemberists, Typhoon and Bombadil, check us out here.

  • Sweet N' Juicy

    Sweet N' Juicy

    Songwriter funk trio Sweet N’ Juicy would like to formally announce their first West Coast tour of 2020. The Fruits will be entertaining from Seattle to San Diego between January 31 and February 22. They’re promoting their hour-long concept album, The Adventures of Sweet N’ Juicy. For a full list of tour dates, as well as highly creative and entertaining videos, visit their website.

  • Swider | Haver

    Swider | Haver

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

  • Tara Velarde

    Tara Velarde

    Portland’s own Tara Velarde flies her diva folk flag in a series of fundraising concerts for her next album, Smoke and Rain. Her soaring, spine-tingling vocals and timeless, perceptive lyrics have become signatures of her live performance and recent 2019 album, Rise. With her sophomore album, Velarde returns to The Rye Room recording studio to work with owner and producer Matt Greco and a cast of A-list Portland musicians. She'll kick off her fundraising concert series on Friday, May 15 and Friday, May 29 (7-8pm, $10 suggested donation) live streamed on Instagram @tara_velarde_music and Facebook.

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

    Tender Loving Empire Records

    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, West End, NW 23rd, Bridgeport Village, 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, US

    The Thread, US

    Beneath the tension that divides us is a thread that unites us. The Thread, US is an ongoing social investigation led by Americans across the country of every race, political leaning, gender, class and age with a united mission: to find what threads the people of the United States together. Join the conversation @thethreadUS and listen to the podcast here.

  • 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!

  • Treefort Music Fest

    Treefort Music Fest

    Treefort Music Fest is a multi-venue music festival in downtown Boise, Idaho. Treefort is a festival of discovery bringing in hundreds of emerging artists from across the globe. Explore the Treefort 2020 lineup and roam the streets of downtown Boise to find your new favorite band!

  • Urban Jack

    Urban Jack

    Urban Jack’s premiere release, Urban Jack and the Savage Sophisticates, is not only the soundtrack to the upcoming documentary, Flying Blind, but is the first release of his new project to write, record and release one album per month for the next 12 months. With intense, cinematic soundscapes, rock anthems and tender ballads, Urban Jack explores the complexities of being a blind skydiver with a lust for life. For fans of Johnny Thunders, Lou Reed and Warren Zevon, Urban Jack and the Savage Sophisticates is out May 19 on digital platforms everywhere.

  • 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.

  • 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. In downtown Portland's Tom McCall Waterfront Park, come enjoy over 100 acts on four stages, blues cruises on the Willamette River, after-hours shows, and the largest Fourth of July fireworks show in Oregon.

  • When We Met

    When We Met

    With a dark wave, post-punk sound, When We Met’s new release “Selfless” features the tongue drum with heavy bass and trip-hop tracks. The single is accompanied by an animated music video by Zachary Whitmore that showcases trippy visuals and political content relevant to the election year. Coincidentally, its release falls in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic with a relevant underlying message: Be a little more selfless and a little less selfish. The video had a few last-minute modifications to add some Covid-19-related imagery. For fans of Sonic Youth, X and TV On The Radio, “Selfless” is out now on most digital platforms and watch the music video on YouTube.

  • 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.

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