Sound Tasting Episode 2 – Naomi LaViolette

~ Thanks to Nicoletta & Beppe’s, located in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District, for bringing us Sound Tasting! ~

Are you interested in a beef recipe that offers the homey comfort and convenience of pot roast, yet is … Continue Reading

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Food & Drink, Prizes, Silent Auction and LIVE MUSIC

by Jim Newman & Jen Emerson

Last summer, when PRP rocked the city with Secret Shows at Block 17, Mbrascatu & Goldfoot, amongst others, rocked the PRP stage with energetic and … Continue Reading


A Musical Phenom: Drop-In Session with Erin Coburn

So, Erin Coburn just had a birthday.

Which makes her now a 15 year old musical prodigy and phenom, all rolled into one. Erin stopped into PRP during her 2016 Radio Tour, to share some tunes and a bit about … Continue Reading

UPDATE: #SecretShow on Live at 7

What a great start to Portland Radio Project‘s summer of Secret Shows: We dodged a weather bullet (thunderstorms ended just as the concert began, as Matt Zaffino predicted), an entire rainbow presented as the sun set (for 16th story … Continue Reading


PRP Drop-In Session with Harper – Sweet Tunes

PRPmogoWhen you think of a strong trio in the world of music you may think of The Police, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, or Muse, but here in Portland I think of Harper. Harper is a band that exemplifies smart songwriting … Continue Reading


Whiskey Darlings Live Stage Event – Rob Rainwater and Michele Van Kleef

Photo by Teri Briggs

Photo by Teri Briggs

Two of our own, Michele Van Kleef and Rob Rainwater, rocked the Premier Performance Stage on Friday, November 13! With their delightful harmonies, storytelling lyrics, interactive performance style, and lighthearted humor – these two musicians … Continue Reading

Local Spins @PCS: Wil Kinky

Week ten of the new Portland Radio Project (PRP) and  Portland Center Stage (PCS) concert series “Local Spins” showcases Blues/Soul/Alt fave Wil Kinky.

It’s Alright … heck, it’s flipping awesome to experience Wil’s live performance! A prolific gigger about Continue Reading

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Turkuaz Takes Us Down the Funky Brick Road

“Siri, What Is Turkuaz?”

“Turkuaz is a Turkish Market located near Berkeley College. Or, a 9-piece funk band that ceaselessly tours to spread the Gospel of Funk across the world.”

We learn something new every day.

Five members of the … Continue Reading


PRP Drop-In Session with Haley Johnsen – Through the Blue

PRPThe lovely and talented Haley Johnsen lit up the Rock Block and PRP studio this week with her delightful presence and beautiful music! Haley and a few of her band members joined us for snacks, a casual chat, and a … Continue Reading

Local Spins @PCS: Amber Sweeney

Week nine of the new Portland Radio Project (PRP) and  Portland Center Stage (PCS) concert series “Local Spins” showcases musician, singer and song writer Amber Sweeney. 

Somethin’ special is in the air when Amber lets loose with her soulful

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Local Spins @PCS: The Sale

Week eight of the new Portland Radio Project (PRP) and  Portland Center Stage (PCS) concert series “Local Spins” showcases tribal-hypsy-reggae-rocksters The Sale.

Like a warm embrace on a brisk fall day, The Sale’s harmonies wrap the listener in intimate … Continue Reading


Local Spins @PCS: Michele Van Kleef, Tim Ellis

Week seven of the new Portland Radio Project (PRP) and  Portland Center Stage (PCS) concert series “Local Spins” features a very fine partnership between two creatives: singer-songwriter Michele Van Kleef and guitarist (among many, many other talents) Tim Ellis.

“Michele … Continue Reading


PRP Drop-In Session with Brian Harrison and The Last Draw

At PRP, we love our local musicians – especially when they join us and play live in the studio. We are completely honored when they share new music with us on the Rock Block. We are impressed when we … Continue Reading


PRP Drop-In Session and live in-studio session with Jordan Harris!

Jordan Harris dropped in to visit The Rock Block this week – he talked about the exciting mogo Portland Music Festival coming up this November, and how he was excited to be part of this diverse and supportive music community … Continue Reading


Something to shout about – A Bonnie Raitt Tribute

PRP’s PDX Rock Block hosted an extra special show last Thursday night with a live performance on our Premier Performance Stage by The Bonnie Raitt Tribute Band. Formed last year, this 9 piece band is made up of some of … Continue Reading


The Lariza Sisters – Musical Memories

This past Wednesday, we were priveleged to enjoy a lighthearted drop in session with Crystal and Angela Lariza of The Lariza Sisters. The sisters entertained us with a live concert and many nostalgic moments from their childhood. It was … Continue Reading

Freshwater Trust Beer ‘n Burgers Benefit

Rivers. We play and fish in them, draw from their banks to sustain industry, agriculture and our drinking water supply. They’re part of our geography and our history.

But they might not be part of our future.

According to The … Continue Reading