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At the core of B Local PDX lies connection and collaboration knowing that purpose and values matter in business.

Board Chair Kel Moody and Administrative Director Wes Griffin spoke with PRP about the B Local PDX mission to “…help business … Continue Reading

“Ecosystems are so similar to human societies—they’re built on relationships. The stronger those are, the more resilient the system.” – Dr. Suzanne Simard (Finding The Mother Tree)

Cascade Forest Conservancy is fostering those relationships by:
  • Honoring the land and
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Looking for a night out of great music at a beautiful PDX venue?


PRP and The Old Church have got you covered!


We are giving away tickets to a slew of shows at The Old Church….all you need
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The Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) is proud to announce their 2022 Induction Ceremony on Saturday, October 8th at the Aladdin Theater. Inductees include: Terrence Scott aka ’Cool Nutz’, Scott McCaughy, Stephen Malkmus, Storm Large, The Mayther … Continue Reading



Thursday, August 4th, one of the most celebrated and unique music festivals in the country returns to Happy Valley.  Portland’s own Pickathon has a national, some would say global, reputation as the place to be to discover what’s … Continue Reading

We had an opportunity to chat with our favorite Korean Prog Fairy – ok, perhaps she’s the only self-proclaimed Korean Prog Fairy we know – nonetheless, June Magnolia is our favorite Korean Prog Fairy and we chatted with this delightfully … Continue Reading

For the month of July, we’re honoring the unique experiences and mental health challenges of Black and Indigenous individuals and their communities. The wide spectrum of experience by BIPOC for race-based discrimination can have a variety of detrimental psychological impacts … Continue Reading

Ken Wilson, Commissioner and CEO of Portland’s Women’s Collegiate Softball League, spoke with us during our newest Community Voices spotlight.   This league is about opportunity, inclusion and…having some fun!

The primary goal of the WCSL is to provide an … Continue Reading

UPDATE (7/7/2022):  We got a chance to chat with Willie in our latest episode of Community Voices – take a listen below (and stick around til the end and hear “Our River” by Lewi Longmire)

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The Pacific Northwest’s premier experiential music festival, Pickathon has been delighting audiences and challenging festival expectations for over 20 years.  PRP’s excited to partner up with Pickathon, celebrate its return and give our listeners a chance to score a pair … Continue Reading

Portland’s homegrown Ticket Tomato makes grabbing tickets to your favorite local venue or event a breeze…and way easier on the wallet too!

For the month of July, check out this outdoor movie series located at the OMSI Bridge Lot. The … Continue Reading

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and Two-Spirit (LGBTQIA2S+) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan.   The celebration has morphed from one day (which … Continue Reading

For over 60 years, The Alano Club of Portland has been a leading source of recovery support in our community.  The Alano Club offers a variety of recovery resources which has typically included large scale sober social events.   Due to … Continue Reading

The Oregon Historical Society hosts Brave in the Attempt, a traveling exhibit featuring 50 years of Special Olympics Oregon memories and mementos with an open house on Saturday, May 21 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

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Every year during the month of May, we celebrate Asians and Pacific Islanders and their contributions to American culture. This month was specifically chosen to commemorate the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States on May 7,

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It’s impossible to contain our excitement…Waterfront Blues Festival hits Tom McCall Waterfront Park for it’s 35th anniversary July 1 thru 4…will you be there?

Let us give you three solid reasons to grab your ticket now and get yourself … Continue Reading

Meet Jenna D, host of Theme for a Tuesday and “jack-of-most-trades” here at PRP.

Jenna has dipped her toes into many aspects of our station since she started volunteering in 2017 – starting out in podcast production, moving to Continue Reading

Founded in 1982, PassinArt is the longest-producing African American theatre in Oregon providing an artistic platform for African American artists and artists of color to showcase their work.

2022 marks 40 years of this non-profit 501(c)3 producing mainstage productions, theatrical … Continue Reading

Michael Allen Harrison’s iconic benefit concert returns to downtown Portland, raising funds for music education.

In a city known for its inspiring creativity, Michael Allen Harrison’s Ten Grands concert is part of the soul of Portland. The multi-piano performance … Continue Reading

Meet John Thomas, our Programming Technical Lead! John is one of our behind-the-scenes whizzes who helps us keep music, podcasts, promos and everything in between on the air when DJs aren’t live.  

John started volunteering in 2016, when he … Continue Reading