Vortex Marketplace

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

  • 4 Peaks Music Festival

    4 Peaks Music Festival

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

  • Amplus Records

    Amplus Records

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

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

  • Arkham Sunset

    Arkham Sunset

    Dystopian Pleasures is the debut solo album of Portland-based electronic producer Gerry Hathaway (bass player in local sci-fi dream pop power trio Masonique). Made exclusively with a wide array of hardware synthesizers and drum machines, Dystopian Pleasures is a personal exploration of self-awareness, navigating through the unavoidable confusion, loneliness and doubt prevalent in the modern world—ultimately discharging the negativity into the ether. Trading convention for anachronism, Dystopian Pleasures guides the listener through a dark, synthetic landscape where sound is vision in a world without a guiding light. For fans of Zombi, S U R V I V E, Tangerine Dream and Jean-Michel Jarre, stream Dystopian Pleasures on all major digital platforms now and get it on vinyl via Bandcamp.

  • Artists Repertory Theatre

    Artists Repertory Theatre

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

  • 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.

  • Bathrobe Records

    Bathrobe Records

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

  • Benson Amps

    Benson Amps

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

  • 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.

  • Bossanova Ballroom

    Bossanova Ballroom

    Bossanova Ballroom is a live music and performance venue located in the entertainment district near downtown Portland. We host the widest variety of eclectic events of any venue in Portland. Our mission is to provide a safe and fun environment in which our patrons can attend their chosen events and truly experience the vibrant Portland performance and music scene.

  • Camp Crush

    Camp Crush

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

  • Cascade Record Pressing

    Cascade Record Pressing

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

  • CD Baby

    CD Baby

    CD Baby is the largest and most trusted distributer of independent music worldwide. Join the community at cdbaby.com.

  • 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.

  • Dan Klee

    Dan Klee

    Portraits, the sophomore release from Portland multi-instrumentalist and producer Dan Klee, is an excitingly eclectic collection of musical vistas about people and the places they inhabit. Borrowing both the theatric stylings of artists like Springsteen and the humorous nonchalance of bands like Weezer, Klee introduces listeners to a revolving door of characters, scenes and topics as varied as youthful optimism, love, creative frustration, political annihilation, fast food drive-ins, and Old West-style shootouts. For fans of Weezer, Bruce Springsteen and R.E.M., listen to Portraits now on Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp.

  • Dirty Uncle Rose

    Dirty Uncle Rose

    Like many Portland bands, Dirty Uncle Rose was born in a garage during the rainy season in 2017. Offering a new twist on an important American sound, the alt/country five-piece bring together a high, lonesome rock vibe with soaring harmonies that sit atop a blue-ribbon twang from their trio of guitars (Mat Peluso on pedal steel, Rose Gerber on acoustic and Allan Kaufman on electric) while its all buttressed by the effortless rhythm section of Mark McIntire on bass and Casey Tuck on drums. For fans of Jason Isbell, Lucinda Williams, Bob Seger and Ryan Adams, the band’s debut album Another Heartache is out now—don’t miss ’em at the White Eagle Saloon on Wednesday, August 28 or at the Alberta Street Pub on Friday, September 20.

  • DJ Klyph

    DJ Klyph

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

  • Doug Fir Lounge

    Doug Fir Lounge

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

  • Dr. Something

    Dr. Something

    The project of longtime Portland songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alison Dennis, Dr. Something uses imaginative instrumental and vocal textures alongside humorous, emotionally trenchant lyrics to create engaging chamber pop that blurs the line between art and novelty. Dr. Something’s latest release, The Transit Suite, is a series of musical vignettes inspired by Portland-area transit centers. Featuring woodwinds, piano, guitar, bass, vocal harmonies, drums and violins, it’s a miniature symphony about everyday banality, unexpected social intersections, climate change, and the importance of public space. For fans of Belle and Sebastian, Joanna Newsom and John Grant, celebrate the release of The Transit Suite at Kelly's Olympian with Streetcar Conductors and Denim Wedding on Saturday, September 28.

  • 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

  • Emma Platais

    Emma Platais

    EMMA, the debut album from Emma Platais, is an expression of her Brazilian-American identity that blends the different Latinx cultures that have touched her life. A child of both North and South American parents who grew up in Central America, she’s inspired by a deep awareness of and respect for the spirit that the cultures in the Americas hold, and writes in Spanish, Portuguese and English while incorporating her many geographic influences such as cumbia, samba and côco. For fans of Natalia LaFourcade, Mayra Andrade and First Aid Kit, watch the video for her first single “Across the Sea” on YouTube and stream EMMA on all digital platforms.

  • Eola Hills Legacy Estate Vineyard

    Eola Hills Legacy Estate Vineyard

    Extraordinary wines, vineyard vistas and events to remember... Eola Hills Wine Cellars produces award-winning wines from the famed Willamette Valley, Oregon's largest wine growing region. Join Eola Hills for another summer of concerts lakeside on the lawn at the Legacy Estate Vineyard! We are thrilled to continue the tradition of "great wines and great times" with Summer Uncorked.

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    Erisy Watt

    “Her music is an exercise in what contemporary folk today sounds like at its peak,” wrote No Depression of Erisy Watt, a Nashville-raised singer-songwriter who now calls Portland home. Inspired by both her time spent studying and working along the central coast of California and in remote regions of Thailand, Indonesia and Nepal, Watt’s music invites listeners to rejoice in the beauty and freedom of wilder places. With her guitar and banjo, plus creative energy from longtime collaborator Jeremy Ferrara, Watt creates timeless melodies and lyrics. For fans of Joni Mitchell, Gillian Welch, Bedouine, Courtney Marie Andrews, Norah Jones, Gregory Alan Isakov and Lake Street Dive, celebrate the release of her debut full-length Paints in the Sky at The Old Church with Hanna Haas on Thursday, July 25.

  • Fire Flower

    Fire Flower

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Inkblot Astronaut

    Inkblot Astronaut

    A collection of Pacific Northwest-based multi-instrumentalists, Inkblot Astronaut blends influences from the ’90s and early 2000s, delivering an indie rock cocktail that will drown listeners in introspective nostalgia.​​ Most recently, the group’s debut was nominated for best rock EP at the Independent Music Awards, and they’ve been supporting the self-titled release by rocking live shows and making inroads in the local scene, finding fans and teaming up with peer bands in the area. Join Inkblot Astronaut as the snowball gains... more snow! For fans of The Black Keys, Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Arctic Monkeys, don’t miss ’em at Eastside Bar and Grill on Friday, July 26.

  • J. Michael Kearsey

    J. Michael Kearsey

    Composer J. Michael Kearsey has been a vital member of Oregon’s music scene for 40 years. His third solo album Between the Seasons finds him sampling diverse musical styles like new age, Brazilian, Middle Eastern, jazz, country and folk on 13 instrumental tracks that feature acoustic guitar, piano, fiddle, mandolin, trumpet, flute, sax, pedal steel, kanoon and oud. A reflection of his inspirational environs, the record pays tribute to Oregon’s rivers on “Spirit of the Metolius” as well as his years with Latin group UPEPO on the samba “Mariposa.” For fans of Mark Isham, Wendy Carlos, Paul Winter, Suzanne Ciani and Michael Shrieve, find Between the Seasons on CD Baby and at Music Millennium.

  • J.M. Long

    J.M. Long

    Recording and performing under his solo moniker since 2017, J.M. Long’s second studio release When You Get Lonely is a collection of six heartfelt, art pop songs with a whimsical yet polished sound. The EP—recorded at his own Library Sound studio—explores loyalty, friendship and living in the moment with instantly singable melodies and danceable rhythms. For fans of Foster The People, Glass Animals and Tame Impala, stream or buy When You Get Lonely now and catch him at Sofar Sounds PDX on Wednesday, July 31, Ecliptic Brewing on Tuesday, August 6, or Al’s Den on Wednesday, August 28.

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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!

  • Jealous Butcher Records

    Jealous Butcher Records

    Vinyl-focused, Pacific Northwest-leaning record label creating quality sonic artifacts since 1991! From punk rock bands to singer-songwriters and all manner of soundtracks, weirdos and broken pop music and everything in between, we've released records by Team Dresch, Eyelids, Califone, The Decemberists, M. Ward, Fruit Bats, 1939 Ensemble, The Builders and the Butchers, Laura Gibson, Hallelujah The Hills, The Geraldine Fibbers, Boxhead Ensemble, Red Red Meat and so many more!

  • 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.

  • Kill Rock Stars

    Kill Rock Stars

    Legendary independent record label founded in Olympia, Wash., in 1991 and now based in Portland, Ore. We’re currently celebrating our 25th year of putting out exceptional records by important artists, and our tradition of being queer-positive, feminist, and artist-friendly continues as well! Home to releases by Elliott Smith, Gossip, Marnie Stern, The Decemberists, Hari Kondabolu, Deerhoof, Bratmobile, Cameron Esposito, Quasi, The Thermals, Heavens to Betsy, Summer Cannibals and many more!

  • King E.D.O

    King E.D.O

    A young hip-hop artist on the upswing, King E.D.O aims to be both the artist who people go to when they want to have a good time as well as the one who relates to their issues. With a style that’s fluid, trap music best conveys his messages, recently showing off his skills opening for Caskey. Look for him rocking DIY shows this summer plus get his new project Lucifer in Heaven/God in Hell on August 1.

  • 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!

  • Last Of A Dying Breed, KBOO

    Last Of A Dying Breed

    In LOAD B, we see two generations of master lyricists and emcees contrast and connect. Chicago native Mic Crenshaw moved to Portland after being a lead figure in street wars between neo-Nazi skinheads and anti-racist youth in the ’80s and ’90s. Micah Fletcher, aka Kool Chief Rocker, survived a deadly hate crime in 2017 when he was stabbed in the neck by Jeremy Christian, turning to his poetic skills in the wake of the attacks. Together, the duo provide hard-hitting social commentary over beats produced by Theory Hazit, Trox and Prince Elwood Strickland III. For fans of Run The Jewels, Rage Against The Machine, Aesop Rock, Dead Prez and Immortal Technique, Brink Of Distinction is out now. Don’t miss the all-ages album release party at Alberta Street Pub at 3pm on Saturday, July 27.

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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.

  • Lotus.fm


    Lotus.fm is a Portland startup dedicated to helping artists get paid. Looking for a simple, earth-friendly way to crowdfund your next album or other creative project? Lotus.fm Visual Badges give fans the ability to contribute to a campaign and receive a limited-edition, artist-created virtual badge instead of a sticker or coffee mug. You don't have to worry about the high cost of shipping or storing more merch than you actually need. Meanwhile, your campaign gets a boost as fans share their badges on their own social media pages.

  • Louder Oceans

    Louder Oceans

    Take ’70s psychedelia and mix it with ’90s alt rock and you’ve got the underlying recipe for eclectic rock four-piece Louder Oceans. Turning heads across Portland since their debut release Megaphone Tsunami in late 2018, the album offers a catchy yet theatrical exploration of rock and roll that takes you on a journey through a sea of hard-hitting riffs and ambient textures—all meant to keep you coming back for more. For fans of Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys and Radiohead, don’t miss their next high-energy performance at the Doug Fir Lounge with Cedars & Crows and Shelter Red on Friday, August 2 or at Music Millennium’s 27th Annual Customer Appreciation Bar-B-Que on Saturday, August 10.

  • 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!

  • Matt Michael, Shady Pines Media

    Matt Michael

    New to Portland from Oahu, Hawaii, singer-songwriter Matt Michael (originally hailing from Syracuse, N.Y.) plays a blend of alternative rock genres in an almost acoustic fashion while using foot percussion. Driven by a romantic, outlaw spirit, he also fronts the band Sunstrokes, which started in 2014, but is readying his first solo EP for the end of summer. Look for lots of new music and videos and don’t miss him live at Artichoke Music on Friday, October 4 or Ecliptic Brewing on Tuesday, October 22.

  • 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 bi-monthly hip-hop experience goes down the last Thursday of every other month 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!

  • Michalangela


    As I See It is the joyous sound of Michalangela overcoming her own self-doubt. The new record is a collection of original music written by Michalangela—with help from co-writers Alex Milsted, Trent Baarspul and Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone) and support from her Kickstarter backers—that combines elements of neo-soul, R&B, jazz and rock. As I See It is an unexpected journey filled with lush harmony (including creative use of a vocal harmonizer), tight grooves, rhythmic complexity and honest songwriting. For fans of Erykah Badu, Hiatus Kaiyote, Emily King and Kimbra, As I See It is out now—get it here—and catch Michalangela at The 1905 on Sunday, July 21 or at Three Sides of Soul with Red Bird and Karyn Ann at the Jack London Revue on Friday, September 13.

  • 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

    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 on August 17 and 18!

  • Moody Little Sister

    Moody Little Sister

    Two years ago, the rain-soaked duo Moody Little Sister uprooted from Oregon for life in rural New Mexico. Their new record Great Big Mama Sunshine emerged from the influence of tireless sun and intense heat, forging their new sound of southwestern soul. From the cacti and tumbleweeds comes a gritty album full of jangle and covered in dust. The record is a timeless road trip through the Southwest on a horse with no name. For fans of Amy Ray, Whiskeytown and Brandi Carlile, celebrate the release of Great Big Mama Sunshine at their annual camp out at Dundee Lodge in Gaston, Ore., with The Get Ahead, Ordinary Elephant, Ben Fuller and Skybound Blue on August 23 to 25.

  • 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.

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    Northwest String Summit

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

  • Oregon Symphony

    Oregon Symphony

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

  • 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 20-21, 2019.

  • Pip's Original Doughnuts & Chai

    Pip's Original Doughnuts & Chai

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

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    Portland Metro Records

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

  • Portland Pickles

    Portland Pickles

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

  • Portland Radio Project

    Portland Radio Project

    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, and Noontime Showcase.

  • 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.

  • Purusa


    Big things are in store for the veteran alt/soul/rock band Purusa: Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, R.E.M., Big Star) produced their new full-length out this fall, and they’ll bring the rock to Dante's this summer with Seattle’s Stereo Embers—signed to the label of Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready—and alternative rockers Sponge, who are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut record Rotting Piñata. Don’t miss Purusa with Sponge and Stereo Embers on Friday, August 30.

  • Quest Center for Integrative Health

    Quest Center for Integrative Health

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

  • Radio Room

    Radio Room

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    Salvatore Manalo has taken on the role of producer and engineer for his debut full-length album Homemade. Blending sounds of pop, soul, Motown and R&B, this release is the culmination of self-discovery and his love for creating music with no limitations. With tremendous support from his band members Danny Frye, Evan Knapp, Joseph Matveyenko and Matt Brewster, they're ready to share a record that'll make you groove. For fans of Tom Misch, Allen Stone and Mac Ayres, listen to “Love Coming Down” here.

  • Saturn Stickers

    Saturn Stickers

    Full color, die-cut vinyl stickers for local bands, artists and businesses. We can create your custom die-cut lines for free. Printed in Portland. Call or stop by to chat about your next project—or email: stickers [at] saturnstickers.com

  • 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 is a live concert on your yoga mat!

  • Silver Talon

    Silver Talon

    Rising from the ashes after the demise of the band Spellcaster in 2017, Silver Talon are here to reclaim the title of Portland's most epic metal act. With a virtuosic guitar attack, a rumbling rhythm section, and powerful, soaring vocals, their debut EP, 2018's Becoming A Demon, made a lasting impression on Spotify's Heavy Metal playlist and topped numerous best of the year lists. Listen to Becoming A Demon on all streaming platforms now.

  • Space Cassette Records

    Space Cassette Records

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

  • Specialized Mastering

    Specialized Mastering

    Portland’s place for audio mastering: Very satisfied, happy clients include Esperanza Spalding, Hailey Niswanger, Midnite, 3 Doors Down, David Friesen, George Colligan, Tony Ozier, Ed Bennett, Coco Columbia, The Legendary Beyons, Farnell Newton, Max Ribner, Chris Lay, Errick Lewis, Amber Sweeney, MYG, Nahko, Korgy & Bass, The Junebugs, Here Comes Everybody, Soul Vaccination, The Dark Red Seed, Banana Stand Media and many more. For mastering to bring the ultimate sonic potential, it takes a skilled ear and dedication to the process. A passion for the craft and serving artists as "a sounding board" makes music sound full and present anywhere it travels. Please call and join us for mastering your next project. Audio Mastering? Better get a Specialist!

  • Spotted Peccary Music

    Spotted Peccary Music

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

  • Stephen Fisk

    Stephen Fisk

    Stephen Fisk’s new single “Ruckus” is a hard-hitting trap banger with soaring falsetto vocals. The first track off his upcoming album 1529, the project is an exercise in multi-instrumental, multi-genre recording. The entirety of the album was recorded at Lightspeed Studios in NE Portland and written, performed, recorded and produced by Fisk himself. The album starts out electronic and ends with Fisk singing with an acoustic guitar. For fans of Tame Impala, Travis Scott and Billie Eilish, watch “Ruckus” on YouTube and look for 1529 out September 19.

  • 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.

  • Swider | Haver

    Swider | Haver

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

  • 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!

  • Terri Lynn Davis

    Terri Lynn Davis

    Returning home from her first national tour, Terri Lynn Davis felt inspired to write Chasin’ Parked Cars. “There’s something about the expansive landscapes of the western United States—big skies, mountain passes, open roads—that tug at our sense of adventure, prying us loose from the big city, pushing us to explore the vast country on the horizon,” Phil Favorite of That Much Further West Podcast says. “It’s a feeling that seems to flow through the music of Terri Lynn Davis, and for good reason.” Coming into her own after lessons learned, she shares her country road stories of love, loss and letting go of burdened pleasures on her second self-released EP. For fans of Margo Price, Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson, catch her at the Landmark Saloon on Tuesday, July 23 or Double Barrel Tavern on Saturday, July 27.

  • 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!

  • Troy Pendergraft

    Troy Pendergraft

    Singer-songwriter Troy Pendergraft is a native Portlander whose just-released EP Nowhere Town features original songs with strong imagery, catchy melodies and solid rhythms. His second EP follows in the footsteps of his 2018 debut Dream Shadows. From the title track to the closing “Americana Goodbye,” this EP blends early ’60s rock and undertones of country with Americana. For fans of Chris Isaak, Glenn Frey, Roy Orbison, and k.d. lang, Nowhere Town is out now on CD and digital platforms. And check out the video for “Nowhere Town” on YouTube!

  • Voodoo Catbox

    Voodoo Catbox

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

  • Waterfront Blues Festival

    Waterfront Blues Festival

    As the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi and the second largest blues festival in the nation, the Waterfront Blues Festival has become a treasured tradition for locals and visitors alike. In downtown Portland's Tom McCall Waterfront Park, come enjoy over 100 acts on four stages, blues cruises on the Willamette River, after-hours shows, and the largest Fourth of July fireworks show in Oregon.

  • 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.

  • Will West

    Will West

    Carolina-born songwriter Will West has called Portland home since 2002. Transitions, West’s self-produced fourth studio project, is a step away from the easy-going, soulful Americana sounds that he’s known for with Will West & The Friendly Strangers. The EP features an all-star cast—including Portland Cello Project’s Skip vonKuske and Drew Shoals of Train—playing a dynamic collection of songs that touch on rock and pop with big horn sounds and an undercurrent of optimistic moodiness, which is to be expected from Will West. For fans of Beck, Iron & Wine, The Arcs, Ty Segall and Rubblebucket, celebrate the release of Transitions (Side A) at Mississippi Studios with Groovy Wallpaper and Kathryn Claire on Sunday, July 21 and listen here.

  • Wilsonville Festival of Arts

    Wilsonville Festival of Arts

    See, hear, feel, smell and taste contemporary art in all of its forms at the Wilsonville Festival of Arts on Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2—including music from The Junebugs, Cary Miga Quartet, Baile Folklórico Cosecha Mestiza, Myles de Bastion, Robin Jackson and many more!

  • 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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