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Portland's "Chinatown Dance Rock" Band Takes Its Final Bow

Following their final show at the Doug Fir, we take a look back at the music and legacy of The Slants.

11/15/2019 By Olivia Wolf

Inspiring Creativity

Bringing Music Education Back to Oregon Schools

Through her nonprofit Music Workshop, Portlander Amy Richter harnesses the power of technology to lighten the load for strapped educators.

10/23/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Education

Is Reed College’s New President Too Cool to Be a University Administrator?

Audrey Bilger is a gay trailblazer and pop culture pundit with an absolutely baller vinyl collection.

10/23/2019 By Jason Cohen

Music

One of Portland’s Best Musicians Is Dropping Her First Album in 6 Years

Amenta Abioto’s latest examines what it means “to not take pain so seriously.”

10/23/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Interview

Kim Petras on Elvira, the 'Monster Mash,' and Her Dream Collaboration

The rising pop star will come to the Roseland this Thursday to support her Halloween record Turn Off the Light.

10/22/2019 By Conner Reed

Music

Rising Portland Hip-Hop Star Dodgr Headlines at the Roseland

She'll appear alongside fellow Portlander Maarquii at a show hosted by Portugal. The Man.

10/17/2019 By Conner Reed

Music

Brian Hall, Marketing Man Turned Musician

After releasing its second album, Hall's Band Tents will end its tour at Bunk Bar on Thursday.

10/16/2019 By Alli Weseman

Music

Summer Cannibals Make a Fresh Start with Songs of Power and Resilience

The band returns to Mississippi Studios this weekend to support their new album Can't Tell Me No.

09/27/2019 By Alli Weseman

PDX Airport Guide: Music

PDX’s Airport Music Program Brings Buskers Inside

The volunteer musicians can’t be so loud they drown out boarding announcements.

09/23/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Photography

This Portland Photographer Puts Heavy Metal Battle Jackets in Focus

Peter Beste's Defenders of the Faith turns a lens on metal fans' leather- and denim-heavy regalia.

09/23/2019 By Casey Jarman

Events

Three Ways to Party for A Good Cause This Fall

Eighties-themed costume bashes and rock and roll blowouts to Latina art exhibits: let loose and feel good about yourself doing it.

09/19/2019 By Olivia Wolf

Fall Arts 2019: Essentials

20 Can’t-Miss Portland Shows in Fall 2019

From Thom Yorke to Margaret Atwood, dystopian dance to symphonic hip-hop, here’s what you have to catch this season.

08/27/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Music

Local Record Store Icon Terry Currier Reflects on Music Millennium Turning 50

The music man talks about the dark days of 2007—and why he's more hopeful than ever for the future of record stores.

03/15/2019 By Marty Patail

Music

18 Female Musicians to Watch at Sasquatch Music Festival 2018

The three-day fest, which also features headliners like Bon Iver and Modest Mouse, takes place in Washington May 25–27.

04/26/2018 By Molly Woodstock

Division/Clinton: Shops

10 Perfectly Portland Shops in the Division/Clinton Neighborhood

Prepare for a trove of chic threads, comic-book finds, stylish stationery, and lady-approved sex toys.

08/08/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke

MUSIC

What the Festival Is Nearly Bro-Free!

And other true facts ahead of Oregon's funnest little electronic festival.

06/16/2016 By Marty Patail

DISPATCH

How Buying a Party Palace Helped the Dandy Warhols Survive

Without their 10,000-square-foot Odditorium in Northwest Portland, would the band have become elder statesmen of this city’s music scene?

05/19/2016 By Aaron Scott

PLAYLIST

May: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

Paul Simon, Leon Bridges, Richmond Fontaine, and Deep Sea Diver—it's all coming together in Portland this month, our first post-Prince. We salute the Purple one and more in this 20-song playlist culled from live shows lined up for May.

05/09/2016 By Michelle Porter

MUSIC

If You Don’t Love Aretha Franklin’s 'Ain’t No Way,' You’re Probably a Robot

We talked to beloved Portland record producer Tucker Martine, ahead of Songs We Love Live—Tiny Desk Concerts' touring show—coming to the Doug Fir on May 9.

05/05/2016 By Lisa Dunn

MUSIC

Five Places Beach House Brought Us Last Night

The Baltimore–based band went for a journey via their Crystal Ballroom show on Thursday, and invited Portlanders along for the ride.

04/29/2016 By Emma Mannheimer