Support Local, #PDXmusic-Loving Businesses

Portland's vibrant music scene is supported by local businesses that value music in our community. So many of our partners and community members play a vital role in encouraging, enabling and cultivating the music that circulates through the veins and culture of our city. So many have supported this magazine for years—six to be exact! During these challenging times, it's time SHOW THEM EVEN MORE LOVE.

Cascade Record Pressing

The region’s finest vinyl pressers are still open and making records! They’re feeling so grateful that manufacturing companies have been allowed to remain open and would love to work with you.

Five Star Guitars

For more than 20 years, this bastion of the music community has met your buy, sell, trade needs! The guys are still hard at work fulfilling online purchases—you can call or use the online chat on their website to inquire about any item as many are not listed online yet. Shipping and curbside pickup is available, plus all instructors are teaching online and most have greatly expanded their availability!

Oregon Symphony

While so many of this season’s shows have been put on hold, next year’s subscriptions are already on sale, and look forward to the announcement of a bunch of new special shows in early May!

Ticket Tomato

It’s more important than ever to support local companies, especially those that provide a fair ticketing experience for both customers and event producers. Ticket Tomato has done this since 2007 with unparalleled customer service!


Portland’s jazz radio is as reliable as ever so you know KMHD is still operating as usual, which’ll hopefully provide ya a nice break from all the news!

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In times of uncertainty, it's more important than ever to shine a light on information that provides hope and offers perspective beyond overwhelming coronavirus stats. We will continue to publish stories of our #PDXmusic community that motivate us to create and empower us to come out of this better than we came into it. Subscribe to Vortex today to get our spring issue in your mailbox this May.

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