music

Summer music picks

Portland jazz heads outside, while the summer's classical music scene gets an infusion of contemporary sound.

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The Portland hip-hop scene

Take a deep dive into the past, present and future of Portland's hip-hop scene with our expert guide to the best performers, showcases, stores and more.

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Piano Push Play brings music to the people

Piano Push Play invites local artists to transform old, donated pianos into whimsical works of art which are distributed across the city.

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Summer Free for All

Portland Parks & Recreation’s Summer Free For All program offers over 400 free events from June to August, including free movie screenings, concerts and rock climbing.

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Chamber Music Northwest’s summer festival

Chamber Music Northwest’s annual summer festival combines highest-caliber classical music with Portland’s laid-back atmosphere at can’t-miss concerts.

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Soul’d Out Music Festival

Whether you’re a lifelong soul fan or a casual listener on the hunt for your new favorite band, Portland’s Soul’d Out Music Festival delivers.

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Niche music venues in Portland

Portland has no shortage of stellar live music venues. Enjoy an evening of jazz, funk, punk or garage rock at one of these lesser-known performance spots.

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Top 10 songs about Portland

These 10 tunes from world-famous bands, Grammy-winning musicians and lesser-known locals run the gamut from indie rock to jazz, blues and country.

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Vinyl shopping in Portland

From vintage wax to new European imports, those rare releases you’ve been searching for are surely waiting at one of these rockin’ local vinyl stores.

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Essential Portland bands

Declared “America’s indie rock theme park” by Slate, Portland has a music scene that's a charismatic mix of homegrown headliners and rock-star transplants.

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