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.

  • 1 Young Micah

    1 Young Micah

    A New Orleans native who’s new to Portland, 1 Young Micah is best known for the smooth flows on his debut project Raw 2 Mars, which has garnered nearly two million streams on Spotify to date. He got into rap doing collabs, but the time soon came to spotlight his talents and drop solo music. Now, he’s just released his latest album Collage on his own label Young Forever Global—stream it on all platforms. For fans of Curren$y, A$AP Rocky and Isaiah Rashad, don’t miss him rocking Hungry Hungry Hip Hop at Mississippi Pizza on Sunday, January 27, the Alberta Street Pub on Saturday, February 4, The Thesis at Kelly’s Olympian on Thursday, February 7, or The Turnout presents Live’N Portland at The Secret Society on Monday, February 11.

  • Amberlee


    Born on the road, the daughter of a traveling musician, Amberlee was destined to become a music-making gypsy—even if it took her a few years to figure it out. Her introductory offering, Fate in the Desert, is a strong collection of original songs that embody modern folk and vintage Americana with a touch of jazz. Her influences have left a nostalgic imprint as Amberlee embodies the timeless vocal stylings of a young Patsy Cline accompanied by contemporary moments as full and lush as Lana Del Rey and Adele. Her debut EP Fate in the Desert is out February 1.

  • The Angry Lisas

    The Angry Lisas

    The Angry Lisas’ debut EP All That Went Wrong is a record about the moment right before the foundation falls apart. It’s about losing faith in who you thought you were, the people you thought you needed, and the places that you used to call home. More than that, it’s a record about looking objectively at those moments and realizing sometimes things need to fall apart to be re-anchored. For fans of The Gaslight Anthem, Dave Hause and Foo Fighters, All That Went Wrong is out now on vinyl and digital platforms.

  • Arlo Indigo

    Arlo Indigo

    They say bad luck makes for good stories and Arlo Indigo’s new release is no exception. When Portland via Alaska songwriter Jeremiah Brunnhoelzl set off years ago to produce an album that didn’t feel like a “do-it-yourself” release, he never would’ve thought that he’d lose a loving partner, a whole band and close friends in the process. Produced locally by Gold Casio’s Brock Grenfell, Heartbeef is 10 cathartic movements that celebrate perseverance as much as they explore coping with loss. For fans of The National, Grandaddy, and Death of a Ladies’ Man era Leonard Cohen, Heartbeef is out now.

  • 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 2018-19 season offers a dynamic mix of fresh, funny, potent and exhilarating theater experiences.

  • 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.

  • Avalanche Lily

    Avalanche Lily

    Delivering a vibrant sound that shimmers with harmonies and spare instrumentation, punctuated by delicate glockenspiel and syncopated beats, Cyndy Chan (bass/vox), Ramune Nagisetty (guitar/vox) and Jen Harrison (percussion) play minimalist pop originals and obscure, yet formative punk and indie hits. With voices merging, they lift the audience to a place where time stops and heartbeats synchronize.

  • B-Side Studios

    B-Side Studios

    The mastermind behind B-Side Studios is transplanting 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. Slated to open summer 2019, get ready for the same B-Side experience in a fresh space. During the transition period, Steven has integrated into one of Portland’s oldest and longest-lasting studios to continue music production.

  • Band of Comerados, Goodfoot Lounge

    Band of Comerados

    From humble beginnings plucking strings around the campfire, this four-piece blend of bluegrass, jam and Americana has spent the last few years taking the Pacific Northwest by storm. Through infectious and engaging live shows, the band has garnered many new Fans of Comerados all over the region. With a new album coming this summer, there’s nowhere to go but up. Catch ’em live at the Goodfoot with Fruition's Kellen Asebroek on Wednesday, March 20.

  • Beacon Sound

    Beacon Sound

    Beacon Sound is a record label and shop (est. 2011), a community of friends and collaborators, a home for all sorts of happenings, and an instigator of unexpected connections.

  • Ben Larsen

    Ben Larsen

    You may know Ben Larsen as the frontman for Crow and the Canyon or The Giraffe Dodgers. His solo debut is his most honest release yet. Utilizing Larsen's full musical palette, drawing from folk, bluegrass, chamber pop, and soul with a touch of psychedelia, the full-length LP features his four-piece band and local greats Tony Furtado, Paul Brainard and Tyler Thompson (Fruition). "Time" showcases a full string quartet and horn trio while "Seeds" finds Larsen with just a guitar and microphone. For fans of Paul Simon, Gregory Alan Isakov and Ryan Adams, check out the title track’s music video here.

  • 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.

  • Blue Heron Studio

    Blue Heron Studio

    Affordable fixed-price projects eliminate time pressure. Tracking, mixing and mastering in an acoustically optimized space with top-quality mics and a Yamaha baby grand. Free recording scholarships available—see website for details.

  • The Breaking

    The Breaking

    Alt-rock revivalists The Breaking stepped straight out of 1995, mining the rich soundscape of mid-’90s guitar pop where brooding introspection gives way to anthemic choruses and infectious guitar hooks. Drawing inspiration from bands like Failure, R.E.M., Soundgarden and early Radiohead, on Friday, February 1, the band will set aside their electric axes for the filming of a special acoustic performance accompanied by a string ensemble. Think MTV Unplugged but with the unparalleled acoustics of The Old Church Concert Hall. Hutch Harris of The Thermals opens.

  • 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, do not miss them rocking The Secret Society with Deepest Darkest on Friday, March 22.

  • Cascade Crescendo

    Cascade Crescendo

    After touring the US over the last two years and expanding their fanbase well beyond their Pacific Northwest home, high-energy jamgrass four-piece Cascade Crescendo are set to release their second album, Chasing The Sun, featuring guest appearances from fiddle player Allie Kral (Yonder Mountain String Band), drummer Nick Werth (Yak Attack) and Anders Beck (Greensky Bluegrass) on dobro. Embracing the traditions of bluegrass and Americana while adding their progressive styles, their harmonies will move your body and soul. For fans of Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, Yonder Mountain String Band and Kitchen Dwellers, don’t miss their album release party with Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness at Mississippi Studios on Friday, February 15.

  • 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

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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!

  • 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 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.

  • Don Bonsai

    Don Bonsai

    Don Bonsai's debut EP Circling the Square is butter for your bread and honey for your tea. Mixing together funk, bass and the electronic 8-bit wizardry of Professor Steve Delay create a body-moving, soul-grooving sound that is sure to energize the Portland music scene. These five songs are packed with vocal hooks and smooth harmonies that’ll both satisfy you and leave you wanting more. For fans of Cake, Beck and Portugal. The Man, Circling the Square is out April 5 on all digital platforms—listen to the first electro-funky single “I Ain’t Mad” featuring guest vocalist Zahira (of Rising Buffalo Tribe) taking the track to an even higher dimension, and celebrate the record's release at the Alberta Street Pub on Saturday, April 20!

  • 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

  • Elke Robitaille

    Elke Robitaille

    A call for compassion, “Mercy” is a hopeful ballad from Portland-based folk singer-songwriter Elke Robitaille, relating to the worst in us, and asking for the best in us. “Mercy” cries out to the heart of humanity as an anthem that was born in response to current times and standing together in solidarity—and the brand new music video was even filmed at the Portland March For Our Lives rally. For fans of First Aid Kit, The Head and the Heart and Brandi Carlile, “Mercy” is available digitally on YouTube, iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Music.

  • 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 Letter Word

    Five Letter Word

    Five Letter Word's debut album takes its title from audiences’ oft-guessed origin of their band name. Such speculation is not that far afield, as members Audra Nemir (bass), Clara Baker (guitar, fiddle, banjo) and Leigh Jones (guitar, percussion)—with their harmony-driven, “siren song” folk and Americana—are vocally alluring yet known to provide some unexpected, dramatic songwriting twists and turns. Siren showcases their musical agility and vocal chemistry in witty, touching and insightful songs. For fans of The Wailin' Jennys, The Staves and The Wood Brothers, don’t miss their weeklong Al's Den residency featuring different guest artists each night from 7 to 10pm on February 3 through 9—free!

  • Five Star Guitars

    Five Star Guitars

    Instruments • Lessons • Repairs | Celebrating more than 20 years of serving the local music community | 7 days a week in store and online

  • 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, don’t miss the pair at Portland's Folk Fest on February 1-2 at the Mission Theater.

  • 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.

  • Green Mountain Guild

    Green Mountain Guild

    Dive into deep waters with Green Mountain Guild’s debut full-length album Train. It’s soulful and cinematic, dressed with ample vocal harmonies and a flare for the dramatic. Wielding keys, violin, upright bass and drums, the Portland group harness a timeless sound that will undoubtedly take you on a journey. Stream on Spotify and catch them at Alberta Street Pub on Thursday, March 28 and The Library at Growler’s Taproom on Friday, May 24.

  • Hannah DiMo

    Hannah DiMo

    Right in the heart of NE Portland, pop rock diva Hannah DiMo has been impressing movers and shakers with her enthusiastic style. Her first full-band single “Yes Means Yes” is a danceable earworm with a #MeToo message that showcases her powerhouse vocals over an indelible groove. For fans of Portugal. The Man, Tom Petty and Hurray for the Riff Raff, celebrate the release of “Yes Means Yes” at Holocene with Courtney Noe and Kingsley on Saturday, February 23.

  • Horse Brass Pub

    Horse Brass Pub

    A traditional British pub in the heart of Portland with award-winning food and beer for over 40 years. "If it was any more authentic, you'd need a passport."

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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!

  • Josephine Antoinette

    Josephine Antoinette

    After cutting her teeth with local blues legends LaRhonda Steele and Sonny Hess, the 28-year-old Portland native is ready to front her own trio that combines her love of soul, jazz and R&B. A pianist and singer with degrees in political science and journalism, Josephine’s curiosity about people and current events inspire her songwriting as she strives to tackle big topics in a poetic, accessible way. Look for her first two singles out this February and follow on Instagram.

  • 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!

  • Lee and the Bees

    Lee and the Bees

    Featuring drums, bass, guitar and synths with accents of trumpet and violin underneath the resonant, layered vocals of frontwoman Lee Aulson (also of Bevelers), Lee and the Bees’ debut album Feel Feelings went ballad-surf rock on everyone. Made at Revolver and Gold Brick Studios with producer Cameron Spies, her music is a reopening of past lyrics, scribbles and two-chord songs recorded and buried in a phone before being brought back into the fold. In the end, it’s a culmination of “all the feels.” For fans of Rilo Kiley, Shannon and the Clams and Cat Power, Feel Feelings is out now—listen on Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp.

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    Library Music Project

    Multnomah County Library’s Library Music Project is a new collection of more than 100 albums from local artists available to stream and download. 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.

  • Liner Notes, photo by Luke Neill

    Liner Notes

    In this day and age of streaming music, the immersive process of combing over liner notes is all but a thing of the past. My goal with this podcast is to showcase the latest indie music releases in Portland, Ore., the Pacific Northwest, and beyond. In each episode, I feature the work of two artists by taking a deep dive into their full-length records, EPs or singles. Liner Notes with Luke Neill is designed to be a podcast shorter than most, so you can discover new music on the go.

  • Long Hallways

    Long Hallways

    Eclectic, orchestral and cinematic, Long Hallways transport listeners. Their third LP, Close Your Eyes To Travel, takes you down paths and landscapes that are ever-shifting, incorporating a surprising palette of influences into the crescendos and ambience of post-rock. “This isn’t a band that is doing the bare minimum to get by, but instead they’re doing what is needed to set themselves apart, which is injecting themselves into the heart of their music,” says Echoes And Dust. For fans of Wang Wen, Do Make Say Think, Tortoise and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, don’t miss their album release party with Volcanic Pinnacles and Gazelle(s) at Mississippi Studios on Wednesday, February 6.

  • Maci DeBlanc

    Maci DeBlanc

    Electronic pop artist Maci DeBlanc draws her influences from her background as a classical pianist, a drummer in a metal band, and a student in UO’s electronic music composition program. Based out of Eugene, her music is characterized by unique beats, intricate vocal harmonies, and experimental instrumentation. Maci DeBlanc’s latest release, “Bottom of a Bottle,” is a dark song about the struggles of addiction. For fans of Halsey, Billie Eilish and Lorde, “Bottom of a Bottle” is now available for streaming and purchase on all major platforms. Do not miss her at Future Bar with Johnny Raincloud, Better Humans and Stoner Control on Friday, February 15.

  • Mad Hanna

    Mad Hanna

    Mad Hanna is your neighborhood living room where the drinks are cold and the welcome is warm. Need a laugh or an ear to bend? Swing by and you’ll find it. Fresh-squeezed juice and house-infused liquors mean delicious, handmade cocktails. Enjoy ping-pong, horseshoes and conversation in the sunny backyard or stay inside for pool, music on the jukebox and sass from the best bartenders in town. When you’re here, you're part of the family—we got your back!

  • Tara Velarde, Making the Move

    Making the Move

    Making the Move features conversations with working musicians, digging into the creative ways they structure their careers, sustain their financial and artistic needs, and balance their professional and personal lives. From touring acts to cruise musicians, backing singers to sound engineers, these music makers share their experiences and lessons learned as they commit themselves to their craft. Portland artist Tara Velarde hosts—look for new episodes every first and third Thursdays of the month. Listen on Spotify and iTunes!

  • DJ Klyph, DJ O.G. One, Trox, Mic Check, White Eagle Saloon

    Mic Check

    Brought to you by veterans of the scene (DJ Klyph with resident DJs O.G. One and Trox), this quarterly hip-hop experience goes down the last Thursday of every quarter at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon. We showcase dope elements of hip-hop including beat sets, an open mic and the region's best emcees in an atmosphere built to grow the culture!

  • 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.

  • Montavilla Jazz Festival

    Montavilla Jazz Festival

    Now in its fifth year, the Montavilla Jazz Festival is a two-day festival that showcases the very best in original Portland jazz, supporting and strengthening local culture by highlighting the freshest, most exciting original compositions from Portland’s eclectic and vibrant jazz scene. Taking place annually at the nonprofit performing arts space Portland Metro Arts, MJF offers Portlanders a unique and accessible way to join Portland’s finest musicians as they chart new frontiers in jazz. Look for the 2019 fest in August!

  • 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 Kill Rock Stars, J-Fell Presents, Ear Trumpet Labs, McMenamins, Vortex Music Magazine, And And And, Sutro, The Future of What, DJ O.G. One 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, Noontime Showcase, and our brand new curated series: Live at the Winningstad.

  • 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.

  • Rainwater Records

    Rainwater Records

    Rainwater Records is an all-volunteer, nonprofit record label based in Portland, Ore. It is our intention to cultivate a family of career, independent artists by thoughtfully marketing and selling their recorded music and related merchandise. We are committed to the economic mobility of our artist family and fully support their brand without owning any of the music they create. Collectively, we build a solid foundation for the discovery of the arts with school programs aimed at the formative years. Our founders, Bill Lewis and Bettina Chuck, envision a place where career artists, of all genres, can be welcomed in, with no requirement of eminent fame, and allowed to create freely. We endeavor to make this a reality here, at Rainwater Records.

  • The Rambler

    The Rambler

    The Rambler is a neighborhood bar and restaurant situated on Portland's historic Mississippi Avenue. Owned by career bartender Christian Lee, the focus is on comfort, quality and, foremost, hospitality. We are located in a converted 1920s bungalow that retains the charm of a family home while adding a full bar, dog-friendly front and back patios, fire pits, and bocce ball. We offer a great food menu, trivia on Tuesdays, various board games, and sports on the TV.

  • Redwood Son

    Redwood Son

    Redwood Son's latest record is a journey—a four-year endeavor that took songwriter Josh Malm to Nashville to be closer to his ilk, but ultimately brought him back home to his community in Oregon where he finished the 11-track collection of warm, vintage-meets-contemporary country, soul and rock that would become Saints & Renegades. Featuring appearances from Lewi Longmire, Asher Fulero, Paul Brainard, Matt Voth, Ezra Holbrook and Laura Ivancie, these are songs about never giving up, staying honest, and keeping it real. For fans of Eric Church, Ryan Bingham, Tom Petty and Josh Abbott, Saints & Renegades is out now—and watch for Redwood Son’s new video for "Punches" now.

  • 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.

  • Rocket 3

    Rocket 3

    Rocket 3's sophomore album, What’s The Frequency?, gives titular nods to both R.E.M. and bass player Kenneth Foust, who joined the band in 2015. The brainchild of Ramune Nagisetty since 2012, the lyrics of her songs describe tough choices and unresolved emotions cloaked in optimism from the perspective of a first-generation immigrant with a Lithuanian mother, an Indian father, and a Catholic and Buddhist upbringing. Featuring Andrew Anymouse on drums and Gavin Duffy on keys and sax, What’s The Frequency? was produced by Matt Jefferson. For fans of Belly, The Breeders and Blake Babies, The Vinyl Anachronist calls it "a beautiful pop valentine"—What’s The Frequency? is out now!

  • Rose City Kings

    Rose City Kings

    Rose City Kings were founded in 2002 and quickly became one of Portland’s top blues bands. Known for their exciting live performances, they've released five critically acclaimed albums, won the 2005 Journey to Memphis competition, and subsequently represented the Northwest in the International Blues Challenge. Most recently, Rose City Kings were nominated for the Muddy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Act in 2018 by the Cascade Blues Association. Rose City Kings’ bluesy grooves will shake you to the bone, and the songwriting and performances will hit you right in the heart.

  • 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 first annual event on Valentine's weekend—February 15 to 17—will support Outside In, Q Center, P:ear, Right 2 Survive, Planned Parenthood and the NAACP.

  • Ryan Meagher

    Ryan Meagher

    It’s been a busy year for one of Portland’s most in-demand jazz guitarists. January saw the release of Lost Days via venerated jazz label Fresh Sound New Talent, and after a short run of gigs, Meagher joined the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble’s storytelling project From Maxville to Vanport on tour. Summer rolled around and so did Meagher’s seventh album as bandleader. Evil Twin is his most adventurous release to date featuring over an hour of music collectively composed in the moment by a six-member ensemble. For fans of Pat Metheny, Nels Cline, Bill Frisell and Kurt Rosenwinkel.

  • 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

    Short-run CD duplication and custom die-cut vinyl stickers, made in-house. Call or stop by to chat about your next project. New shop location open 11am to 6pm, Monday through Friday.

  • Showga


    Fusing yoga, live music, aromatherapy and lights, Showga partners with local musicians and yoga instructors to host events in beautiful bars, venues and alternative spaces. Showga's Portland launch party goes down on Thursday, March 14 at the Boiler Lounge, Bit House Saloon's upstairs venue space, featuring local musician Samuel Eisen-Meyers and yoga instructor Skylor Powell. Tickets include an Aperol cocktail, Ranch pizza and salad for post-Showga enjoyment, plus a percentage of the proceeds will support local nonprofit MusicPortland!

  • Sounds of PDX, photo by Luke Neill

    Sounds of PDX

    Sounds of PDX is a weekly show hosted by Luke Neill that features independent alternative, folk, electronic, pop and rock music. The format is something unique: I invite a different guest every week to promote an upcoming show or release, and we build the playlist together. We showcase my guest’s original work and the music that influences and inspires them. During the broadcast, I feature the PDX Spotlight Playlist and the Vortex Music Magazine Upcoming Concerts segment. I am a musician and producer myself, so for all you music lovers who like to talk about production, gear and songwriting, be sure to join me every Tuesday on Portland Radio Project from 7 to 9pm!

  • 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.

  • Stereophonic Mastering

    Stereophonic Mastering

    Independent mastering for independent musicians. Established 2003 with more than 1,900 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.

  • Stoneface Honey

    Stoneface Honey

    If you ask Angie Kopshy how the cannabis-based lawsuit turned out, her attorney-advised, monotone response will be: “It was resolved to the mutual satisfaction of both parties.” If you want to know how it felt, Stoneface Honey’s latest album takes you on the emotional rollercoaster that vacillates between pop, reggae and ballads. The female duo of Kopshy and Kate Austin pulled in the support of Portland drummer Randy Herbert, bassist Christopher Friesen and guitarist Dan Johnson, recording with The Rye Room’s Matt Greco. For fans of First Aid Kit, Shook Twins and Tori Amos, Resolved to the Mutual Satisfaction of Both Parties is out now on CD and and digital platforms—get it here or stream here.

  • Strange Hotels

    Strange Hotels

    “Jacknife” is a reflection of Ben Braden and Nick Sadler’s love of Nigerian disco/boogie and the EDM that they would dance to at nightclubs around Portland. Recording and producing music solely on iPads, using a ramshackle process involving several apps working in concert, in Airbnbs on the road and apartment studios, the result is a mix of inspired, off-the-cuff tones and well-produced, precise pop. For fans of LCD Soundsystem, St. Vincent and Prince, their second EP Mixtape II is out later this year.

  • Strum Guitars

    Strum Guitars

    Strum Guitars was born out of the idea that the traditional model for a guitar shop is outdated and ineffective. We sought to create a vintage guitar retail environment that is inviting and comfortable. Sharing our retail space is a performance venue where three to four nights a week we host both local and nationally touring roots music events. Rounding out the concept is a bar, serving locally sourced craft beer, wine and cider. Stop in and check out the new guitar shop, bar and venue everyone in town is talking about!

  • Swider | Haver

    Swider | Haver

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Third Angle New Music Ensemble, Third Angle New Music

    Third Angle New Music

    Third Angle New Music's mission is to perform and record the masterworks of the 21st century while commissioning new works from regionally and nationally recognized composers. Based in Portland, Ore., the organization has earned abundant critical acclaim for its bold and innovative programming, high artistic standards, and committed efforts to bring music of the 20th and 21st centuries to a diverse audience. Third Angle engages notable local, national and international musicians to explore a variety of works for an array of instruments, from traditional strings to percussion to bagpipes, and even a Chinese pipa.

  • 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 on Spotify.

  • 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 2019 lineup and roam the streets of downtown Boise to find your new favorite band!

  • 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. 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.

  • When We Met

    When We Met

    Experimental rock duo When We Met’s latest single “Falling Apart” is an ode to social anxiety, accompanied by a new music video from cartoonist Zachary Whitmore. The dreamy song features female lead vocals, driving guitar licks, and indie pop beats with a psychedelic twist. Making a name for themselves in the Portland music scene thanks to their unique setup, When We Met bring a big sound to the stage with their energetic and engaging performances. For fans of Berlin, Pixies, Ween and Cyndi Lauper, “Falling Apart” is out now on all digital platforms—catch WWM at The Hawthorne Hideaway on Saturday, March 9.

  • Whiston & Warmack

    Whiston & Warmack

    Whiston & Warmack began as a question: “How can only two people perform sonically rich music like a full four-piece band... all without backing tracks, loops or gimmicks?” It took three years of patient experimentation until Jordan Warmack and Jake Whiston found the answer, debuting with their album Shall We Go Together, Down into the Dust? A lyrical study of thoughtful and somber themes, it's a carefully crafted mix of melodic alternative rock and dark progressive folk. For fans of Thrice, City and Colour and Incubus, Shall We Go Together, Down into the Dust? is out now—listen on Spotify or Apple Music.

  • 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.

  • The Xennedys, The Hallowed Halls

    The Xennedys

    If you need labels, The Xennedys take electric soul and mash it up with an Northwest hip-hop flavor—but labels aside, this is simply good music. Drawing from a wide range of musical influences, the eclectic duo from Portland were members of local rap supergroup Proz And Conz and display a chemistry that only comes from years of working side by side. If you’re looking for a new sound, this is music that’ll satisfy all your slow grooves, get your head nodding and body moving. For fans of Theophilus London, ODESZA and The Chainsmokers, the new video for “Lonely Crowd” is out now on YouTube—follow on Instagram.

  • 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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