Save Our StagesChris Young - May 6, 2020
We need numerous independently owned venues and festivals to sustain our robust music ecosystem in Oregon. As the first to close but the last to reopen, these incubators of artistry are vital to...
Musician Loading Zones Launch In PortlandChris Young - Mar 13, 2019
Working musicians can now apply for and receive a free permit to use select commercial loading zones at 16 Portland venues thanks to the advocacy of MusicPortland and Fair Trade Music PDX as well...
In Conversation with Gina ChavezHarris Newman - Oct 15, 2018
Award-winning Latin pop songstress Gina Chavez chats with Vortex to teach us about love, creativity and writing from the heart.
The Surreal Mind of Regina SpektorBren Swogger - Apr 7, 2017
Captivating the Keller Auditorium, songwriter Regina Spektor provided a glimpse into the mind of a true artist.
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