Many people scoff at Thanksgiving. It is, after all, a National holiday founded on one of the most notorious atrocities in human history, gloried by the tradition of overeating and overspending. It’s easy to be jaded.

Ken Derouchie is not … Continue Reading

Talented musician and long time bus friend, Chad Van Dyke from Outer Space Heaters, stopped by The Bus Stop to talk about the latest OSH EP “Menace From Earth” and to serenade host Heather Hanson with a brand new … Continue Reading

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

Portland Radio Project

Billed as part Rock & Roll Show, part Family Reunion, local favorites The Druthers paired with Nashville rockers Mockingbird Sun during a spirited Drop-In Session that showed the depth of talent in Portland music. Kristin Taylor welcomed the bands during … Continue Reading

Several Portland Radio Project staffers were in the house at The Spare Room Lounge in NE Portland on Sunday, September 20, 2015, to help one of our most talented advocates, Norman Sylvester, “The Northwest Boogie Cat” celebrate a milestone … Continue Reading

KATU anchorman Steve Dunn stopped by the PRP studio Wednesday morning to champion the work of a local nonprofit, Children’s Center, which provides services to Clackamas County children who have suffered neglect or abuse.

“When you talk to someone … Continue Reading

Tame Impala has been making music since 2007, and while hit singles “Feel Like We Only Go Backwards” and “Elephant” garnered them well-deserved radio airplay, they haven’t exactly been household names in the music industry.

That’s all changing with their … Continue Reading

U.K. singer-songwriter James Bay, who has been opening act for both Hozier and Kodaline, performs at Portland’s Crystal Ballroom this coming Wednesday.

Bay, who’s performed in Portland before and released his “Let It Go” E.P. in June of last year, … Continue Reading

The system is overwhelmed – perhaps even broken.

We hear this line repeated, and we hear sad stories about our community’s children shuffling through a maze-like foster care program. The issue is even more pressing in Oregon, a state dealing Continue Reading

Exceed Enterprises is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing vocational and personal development services to people with disabilities in the Portland metropolitan area. The organization was founded in 1968, and offers a wide variety of rehabilitation services, personal services, and … Continue Reading

ROSE Community Development is a non-profit organization dedicated to making Outer Southeast Portland a better place to live. The name ROSE is an acronym for Revitalizing Outer SouthEast, and is founded in the belief that affordable housing allows people to … Continue Reading

A few of us at Portland Radio Project had a chance to stop in at the 28th annual Waterfront Blues Fest in Portland on Friday.

For music lovers not willing or able to brave the high temps, here are a … Continue Reading

Portland=based singer-songwriter Haley Johnsen is celebrating the release of her debut EP, Through the Blue, June 6th at the Aladdin Theater. Sarah Billings invited Haley in to the studio to map out the musical journey so far. It included a … Continue Reading

Alternative rockers War on Drugs kept fans delighted and spellbound at their sold-out Crystal Ballroom show in Portland last night. The band was tight and well-rehearsed as one song after another was pulled from their 10-year repertoire.

Opening with hit … Continue Reading

It’s a short flight of stairs to the stage at The Secret Society on North Russell.  As you make the climb, you can feast your eyes on old photos of well known and not so well known musicians.  All the … Continue Reading

Dozens of Portland-area musicians are banding together to raise funds for two media outlets that highlight local artists: Portland Radio Project (PRP) and Oregon Music News (OMN). Organized by Portland singer-songwriter Josh Malm (Redwood Son/Red Tree Productions), the event will … Continue Reading

American indie band Lord Huron’s new “Strange Trails” is a smooth, full, vibrant release boasting 14 tracks to keep in your pocket while walking life’s backroads.

The new album opens on the melancholy but solid notes of “Love Like Ghosts,” … Continue Reading

The Guardian newspaper editors recently summarized the media’s message to older women: “To age is to fail.” Being past 50, the editorial suggested, without having made the rounds at cosmetics clinics, was to have neglected some unspoken duty not to … Continue Reading

By Jeremy Junkin |

Telling your story to someone who knows and understands your perspective is a powerful human experience.  It can be an incredible tool for healing from trauma of any variety.  It’s that moment when someone “gets it” … Continue Reading

By Emily Neelon |

Over the next three days, Portland will be flooded with 11,000 beer industry professionals for the 32nd annual Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America. Put on by the Brewers Association, this April 14-17 event brings together … Continue Reading