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.

  • Arthur C. Lee

    Arthur C. Lee

    Arthur C. Lee is a soulful perfectionist. Currently at work on his second solo album, his meticulously crafted debut record, History Of, features nine introspective pop rock tunes. A seasoned multi-instrumentalist who’s shared stages with Ezza Rose and Sean Flinn, he’s toured and recorded guitar, keys, accordion, banjo and bass with bands from Portland to Los Angeles, while also spending time as a DJ for the legendary KCRW and opbmusic. Don’t miss him at the World Famous Kenton Club with Future Historians on Friday, November 2.

  • 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.

  • Benson Amps

    Benson Amps

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

  • The Breaking

    The Breaking

    Alternative rock revivalists The Breaking stepped straight out of 1995. Mining the rich soundscape of mid-’90s guitar pop, Adam Sweeney and Tim Karplus draw inspiration from bands like Failure, R.E.M., Soundgarden and early Radiohead, where brooding introspection gives way to anthemic choruses and infectious electric guitar hooks.

  • Burn Money Music

    Burn Money Music

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

  • Camp Crush

    Camp Crush

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

  • Cascade Record Pressing

    Cascade Record Pressing

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

  • Cedar Teeth

    Cedar Teeth

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

  • Christopher Wilson

    Christopher Wilson

    “Numb” is the first single from Christopher Wilson’s upcoming third album Insular. The song recounts the emotional throes of post-traumatic stress disorder: Soaring, emotive vocals meld with jangly ’80s and grungy ’90s guitars. The video for “Numb” depicts the struggles of two marginalized and misunderstood members of our society—a war veteran and a transgender individual—who find unconditional love is all you need. For fans of R.E.M., The Smiths, The Church, and The Ocean Blue, “Numb” is available now on all digital platforms—watch it now on YouTube!

  • 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!

  • Crystal Lariza and CORNER

    Crystal Lariza and CORNER

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

  • Dan Cable Presents

    Dan Cable Presents

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

  • Danny Vee

    Danny Vee

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

  • Daren Todd

    Daren Todd

    For the past year Daren Todd has literally been living in the It’s Future Time studio, quietly crafting an album that no one saw coming. Daren played every instrument on his debut, which tastefully features labelmate Sage throughout. This album is a freshly squeezed revelation, defiantly and effortlessly breaking down genre roles. RE:NA is an intimate glimpse into Daren’s life, a time capsule of emotions and carefully crafted images. For fans of Raury and TiRon & Ayomari, do not miss the album release and listening party at Dig A Pony on Tuesday, July 31.

  • Dixie Mattress Festival

    Dixie Mattress Festival

    The Dixie Mattress Festival is a playground for longtime Portland songwriter Jerry Joseph, playing multiple sets—both acoustic and electric with his Jackmormons—featuring songs from his expansive discography. In its ninth year, the fest finds itself in new environs on 156 acres of heavily wooded Oregon forest east of Scio at Neal Creek Resort. With a swimming hole and hot showers, rustic camping under the stars, a balcony overlooking the stage, and a potluck dinner, the beautiful pavilion that'll house the bands was hand-built from lumber found onsite. Root Jack, John Shipe Band, Planet No Planet, and Michael Dean Damron also play from July 20 to 22.

  • DJ Klyph

    DJ Klyph

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

  • Doug Fir Lounge

    Doug Fir Lounge

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

  • Eagle Home Mortgage

    Eagle Home Mortgage

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

  • Ear Trumpet Labs

    Ear Trumpet Labs

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

  • Element Music Festival

    Element Music Festival

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

  • Elke Robitaille

    Elke Robitaille

    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. You can catch Elke Robitaille at the Gresham Farmers' Market on Saturday, July 28 or at The Point in Sweet Home on Sunday, July 29.

  • Fire Flower

    Fire Flower

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

  • Five Star Guitars

    Five Star Guitars

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

  • Fluff & Gravy Records

    Fluff & Gravy Records

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

  • The Forever Agos

    The Forever Agos

    Chronicling tales of whisky and woe, The Forever Agos tap into nostalgia with music evoking the doo-wop love ballads of the ’50s, the Americana and Motown vibes of the ’60s and ’70s, and a modern yet rustic sensibility. Their debut record Foolin Around is out now on vinyl—get the latest single “Honey I’m Home” on all streaming services.

  • The Future of What

    The Future of What

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

  • The Groovebirds, Groovebirds Music

    The Groovebirds

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



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

  • Holidae House

    Holidae House

    Fire and Ember, the second release from Portland indie rockers Holidae House, confronts the fears and frustrations found in all relationships—those with friends, family and even oneself. Relying on the soulful voice of the guitar and dreamy tenor vocals, Fire and Ember intertwines thought-provoking melodies with lush soundscapes and a powerful rhythm section. Produced by Eric Lemiere, the record envelopes the listener with a crisp and refined sound worthy of the modern era. For fans of Radiohead, Pink Floyd, My Morning Jacket and The Killers, listen to the new EP on Spotify.

  • 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."

  • Human Ottoman

    Human Ottoman

    Imagine the sounds of electric vibraphone, electric cello and drums. That is what Human Ottoman has created: rhythmically raucous, genre-mashing music. Brain-crashing cello solos, atomic vibraphone drops, and drum solos scholars are struggling to understand, Human Ottoman is bringing polyrhythmic rock to the masses! Recording a new album this summer, catch them headlining the Doug Fir on Tuesday, July 31 with Long Hallways and Volcanic Pinnacles.

  • It’s Future Time

    It’s Future Time

    It's Future Time is an independent label and artist collective based in Portland. Writing songs and playing instruments.

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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!

  • jeraymakeswaves


    Portland native jeraymakeswaves has been around music since he was 4 years old, but he didn’t always feel comfortable sharing his voice around strangers. After some encouragement from his brother—local legend and producer J. Hixson—that all changed. His recently released inaugural music video for “40TTF (To The Face),” a hard-hitting, coming-of-age song, is written from the perspective of a black male about the harsh world we see, and the pain we overlook. For fans of J. Hixson, DMarx, DC Capital, SOMA, YNChoppo, and Lord Thotty, “40TTF” was directed by Bausik Film Co—watch now on YouTube.

  • Johnny Raincloud

    Johnny Raincloud

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

  • Karyn Ann

    Karyn Ann

    Karyn Ann’s forthcoming second studio album Be Loud is an eclectic cultivation of the calm, brooding and compassionate personas she introduced on her 2015 debut Into the Depths, only this time around it’s bursting with color. From rock anthem waves, to funky dance riffs, to more tender and delicate moments, Be Loud paints a world arguing with itself and the observer caught in between. For fans of Brandi Carlile, Grace Potter and Adele, be sure to check out her two new singles “Be Still” and “My Dreams,” available online, from her sophomore album Be Loud.

  • 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 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.

  • Ligature Marks

    Ligature Marks

    Uniting five of the Pacific Northwest’s most prolific and beloved musicians, Ligature Marks’ highly anticipated debut EP comes on the back of a successful video for “Fire and Flood.” With roots firmly planted in melodic hardcore and metalcore, Ligature Marks take inspiration from recent genre pioneers to create a unique, blistering sound filled with rhythmic intensity and infectious melody. Ligature Marks are poised to set the Northwest on fire and make their own deep mark on the scene that their members helped shape. For fans of Bring Me The Horizon, As I Lay Dying, Architects, Parkway Drive, Make Them Suffer, and Fire From the Gods, Set Oceans on Fire is available now on CD and all digital outlets.

  • Max91


    Originally from California, Max91 has been producing and engineering for recording artists from all over the US. Turning his focus to his own sound, this summer brings his debut solo album featuring artists from the NW as well as East Coast and a range of sounds that mix L.A. emotion over dark pads accompanied by haunting female vocals with the accents of New York. Find Max91 on all digital platforms—listen now.

  • Merō


    Merō has had a rather enigmatic journey—touring Europe with Other Lives, recently opening for The Weepies, and playing locally between tours with other projects. Their debut—a haunting, trip-rock exploration of trauma and transformation—does not disappoint. Their first video single, “Paralysis,” was released in April and fanned already rising anticipation. Catch their second single release at Doug Fir on Sunday, July 29 with Alexandra Savior and the third at Holocene on Thursday, September 6 with DAN DAN and Coastlands.

  • Metal Yoga with Stephanie

    Metal Yoga with Stephanie

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

  • 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 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. Don't miss this year's fest on August 18-19, 2018!

  • Mount Goldie

    Mount Goldie

    All My Friends Are Mothers, the debut album from Portland artist Mount Goldie, sets out to stare emotional darkness in the eye and pull light from it. Sometimes slow and heavy, sometimes light and floating, with subtle flourishes of guitar, drums, organ, bass and piano supporting the ride. Stillness sits with restlessness; loneliness with connection. The ordinary is holy. For fans of Bill Callahan and Smog, Low, and Yo La Tengo, All My Friends Are Mothers is out Friday, August 3 on vinyl and streaming services.

  • 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.

  • No Kind of Rider

    No Kind of Rider

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

  • PDX Pop Now!

    PDX Pop Now!

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

  • Pink Martini

    Pink Martini

    Twenty years after the release of Pink Martini's seminal debut album Sympathique, it can finally be heard in the way bandleader Thomas Lauderdale originally envisioned. Pink Martini's arrangement of Maurice Ravel's "Bolero" was a cornerstone of the original album, but was removed due to publishing concerns. Now, finally in the public domain, this song, an audience favorite at Pink Martini concerts, has been restored to its rightful place on this remastered reissue of Sympathique, and the album is finally complete as intended. Head to Music Millennium, grab a copy of our summer issue and show 'em page 19 to get $4 off Pink Martini's Sympathique: 20th Anniversary Edition. Then, don’t miss the little orchestra at the Oregon Zoo on Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Rye Room

    The Rye Room

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

  • Salvatore Manalo, The Rye Room

    Salvatore Manalo

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

  • Saturn Duplication

    Saturn Duplication

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

  • Sister Mercy

    Sister Mercy

    Sister Mercy possesses a high-energy, blues-driven sound that’s been getting audiences out of their seats and onto the dance floor since 2013. With deep roots in the Oregon music scene, the band is known for soulful, sultry songs that smoothly transition to funky blues rock bolstered by the powerhouse, gospel-tinged vocals of frontwoman April Brown. A 2017 Muddy Award nominee for Best Contemporary Blues Act, Sister Mercy won the Cascade Blues Association’s Journey To Memphis competition in 2016 and 2018, where they were twice semifinalists in the annual International Blues Challenge. For fans of Aretha Franklin, Adele, Etta James and Mavis Staples, their anticipated sophomore record Diamonds is out now on all digital platforms. Catch Sister Mercy all over the Northwest this summer and celebrate the release of Diamonds at Catfish Lou's on Friday, September 14.

  • Specialized Mastering

    Specialized Mastering

    Portland’s place for audio mastering: Very satisfied, happy clients include 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!

  • Spirit of 206

    Spirit of 206

    The Spirit of 206—that’s short for 97206—is a generous portion of Americana, a heapin’ helpin’ of the spirit of the Northwest, and a spoonful of Portland pride, all held together by inclusivity and smothered in good times. Sing along, tap your toes, or dance like nobody’s watching. Carpe Portland!

  • Swider | Haver

    Swider | Haver

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

  • Tangie Town

    Tangie Town

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

  • Tempest Gold

    Tempest Gold

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

  • 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, downtown, 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

    The Thread

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

  • Thunder Road Guitars PDX

    Thunder Road Guitars PDX

    An independently owned business, Thunder Road Guitars started in Seattle in 2012 before Will York moved down south to open a Portland outpost in September 2017. Located in the Nob Hill neighborhood, we are pleased to offer fine vintage, rare and used guitars and amplifiers in the store as well as online. Come check out our ever-changing supply in our cozy store!

  • Ticket Tomato

    Ticket Tomato

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

  • The Trash Treasury

    The Trash Treasury

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

  • Troy Pendergraft

    Troy Pendergraft

    Singer-songwriter Troy Pendergraft is a native Portlander who just released his debut EP Dream Shadows. Featuring five original songs, his music is a blend of early ’60s mid-tempo rock and roll and ’70s country rock with a modern vibe for fans of Chris Isaak, Roy Orbison, The Eagles and k.d. lang. Dream Shadows is available for download or streaming on all major music sites—listen here!

  • Voodoo Catbox

    Voodoo Catbox

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

  • XRAY.fm


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

  • Waterfront Blues Festival

    Waterfront Blues Festival

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

  • Whiskey Dixie & The Big Wet Country

    Whiskey Dixie & The Big Wet Country

    Whiskey Dixie & The Big Wet Country is a raunchy outlaw-country musical about a sexually frustrated cowgirl looking for a good time. Written by award-winning and Grammy-nominated songwriter Amanda Richards, this is the tawdry tale of Whiskey Williams, played by Richards, a voluptuous vixen who beats off the demons of her past through humor and radical honesty. If you've ever longed to hear country songs about STDs, premature ejaculation or how to properly go down on a woman, you will love instant classics like "Come Too Quick" or "Save a Cow, Eat a Cowgirl." Directed by Serah Pope, it's hard to believe that a show this vulgar and poignant was written, directed and crewed entirely by women. Poking fun at many sexual taboos and hot topics while playfully navigating the currents of the present-day American patriarchy, Whiskey Dixie encourages audiences to seize the day and "Grab Life by the Pussy." Riotously revel in Whiskey Dixie at the Imago Theatre from September 21 through October 13!

  • 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.

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