The Oregon Woman: Playlist

11 Best New Songs by Oregon Women

Raspy rock, dance pop, and motormouth hip-hop fuel this must-blast playlist.

04/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Oregon Woman: Shredding the Patriarchy

Fabi Reyna Is Changing the Guitar Industry with She Shreds

Portland is home to the world’s only print magazine devoted to women guitarists and bassists. But it’s only the first step in its founder’s plan to destroy bro-rock culture.

04/24/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Music

A Pioneering Gay Rights Activist Releases Her First Jazz Album at Age 77

On Love for Sale, Kathleen Saadat teams up with Pink Martini. Not bad for a rookie.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Night of Nostalgia

I Went Back to 1993 in a Casino Ballroom

Salt-N-Pepa and Vanilla Ice came to town. One of them was amazing.

04/24/2018 By Eden Dawn

Music

Two Oregon Choirs Come Together for One Night of Hope

Composer Jake Runestad's work expresses what words cannot during a single April performance.

03/28/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Classical Music

Cue the Drum Roll For Percussionist Colin Currie's Portland Finale

The Oregon Symphony's crowd-pleasing guest soloist prepares for the final concert of his three-year artist residency. There will be tears—and timpani.

03/28/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Dance Pop

Frankie Simone Turns Hate Into a Powerful Pop Anthem

Portland's newest pop sensation is ready for war.

03/28/2018 By Eden Dawn

Music

Sofar Sounds Brings Live Music to a Living Room Near You

The Portland chapter has hosted legions of musicians—from Blind Pilot to Blossom—at tiny venues all over town.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Music

How Portugal. The Man Went from Basement Band to Grammy Winners

Here's the saga behind that totally unavoidable "I'm a rebel just for kicks" song.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Essay

How Frank Ocean Became One Portland Poet's Muse

Shayla Lawson reflects on the mixtape, the message, the man.

02/27/2018 By Shayla Lawson

Bars

The Pearl Is About to Get a Drake-Friendly Music Lounge

River Pig's Ramzy Hattar is planning Zizou—an 8,000-square-foot music lounge in the recently vacated Oba space.

02/23/2018 By Chad Walsh

Lookbook

Artifact Brings Out the Sass in Spring Lookbook

The local vintage shop debuts a lookbook inspired by Blossom lyrics.

02/07/2018 By Eden Dawn

Opera

With David Adam Moore's Winterreise, Portland Opera Aims to Break Your Heart

Schubert probably didn't imagine his love-stricken final masterpiece rendered in floor-to-ceiling 3D projection mapping.

02/07/2018 By Ramona DeNies

High Society

Cannabis and Classical Music Unite at This Portland House Concert

Brahms, Beethoven, and bud: a new collaboration between HiFi Farms and Groupmuse.

01/16/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Profile

How Aminé Became Portland Hip-Hop's Most Elusive Star

But will our city's scene rise with him?

12/28/2017 By Casey Jarman

Podcasts

A New Portland Podcast Talks Motherhood vs. Music

On Midnight Lightning, singer-songwriter Laura Veirs interviews fellow musicians about juggling career and parenthood.

12/28/2017 By Tiara Darnell

Music

Watch Portugal. The Man Sing Oasis in Bed

The group joins a stellar lineup for this year’s Bedstock festival to raise funds for kids with cancer.

12/19/2017 By Fiona McCann

Music

Vic Mensa Talks Police Brutality, Musical Evolution, and Touring with Jay-Z

The Chicago rapper joins Hov at the Moda Center on December 14.

12/01/2017 By Andre Jemison

Music

Dead Moon's Fred Cole Was One of the Greatest Northwest Rock Singers Ever

The Portland legend died last week, but his unearthly frontier howl lives on.

11/13/2017 By Zach Dundas

Mississippi/Williams: Activities

5 Places to Play in Portland's N Mississippi/Williams Neighborhood

It’s all about board game battles, great bands, and boxing rings.

11/01/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff