music

Cascade Record Pressing creates community-driven vinyl

With fewer than 20 record-pressing plants left in the United States, Portland is lucky to have one in its own backyard.

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Speck’s Records & Tapes is a family-run music store in North Portland

When founders Maia and Michael “Speck” Gersten opened Speck’s Records & Tapes in North Portland's Kenton neighborhood, they created a space for music-lovers to gather, connect and discuss music while browsing vinyl and tapes.

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#WomenCrush Music: a showcase for female artists

This Portland-based organization offers workshops, gigs and community for women musicians across the country, along with their #WomenCrush Music showcase.

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Meet queer Indigenous musician Black Belt Eagle Scout

Meet Katherine Paul, aka Black Belt Eagle Scout, a self-taught Portland musician blending rock ’n’ roll influences with her Indigenous roots.

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The new class of the Portland R&B scene

A new generation of artists is attracting more light to the Portland R&B scene than ever before.

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Young, Gifted and Brown fosters community through dance in Portland

Local group Young, Gifted and Brown (YGB) brings Portland's communities together through dance.

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Green Hop: The world’s first historical hip-hop dispensary

Northeast Portland dispensary Green Hop pairs recreational cannabis with local music and community-building.

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Meet the woman behind Portland’s She Shreds magazine

Local publication She Shreds is shaking up the music industry as the world’s only magazine dedicated to women guitarists and bassists.

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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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