We’re only a few weeks into summer, and already a plethora of talented artists have taken the stage in Portland this season. From local bands to international stars, venues around the metro region are featuring some truly stellar acts. Kirsten … Continue Reading
The Doug Fir Lounge was packed to the brim Saturday night December 2, as fans gathered to hear Cedar Teeth kick off a show a sold out show. The band hails from the small town of Colton, Oregon, just 40 … Continue Reading
Benjamin Tyler from Small Skies recently dropped by the show and spent the evening with us talking about his personal influences and creative process. I was looking forward to talking to Benjamin about the songs and sonic environment the band … Continue Reading
Starting Oct. 1, drivers in Oregon can be pulled over for not only texting and talking on their cellphones, but also for navigating, using social media and any other “hands-on” cell phone and electronics use.
Repeat offenders … Continue Reading
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It’ll be easy enough to livestream next Monday’s total solar eclipse (or watch it from your backyard, if you’re lucky enough to live in the line of totality), but an astronomical event of this magnitude is … Continue Reading
Just days before the release of their debut record, Falcon Heart joined me to share some stories, influences, and the hard work behind making an album. Falcon Heart’s Catch The Wind, is a stellar collection of songs ranging from … Continue Reading
One week before releasing his latest LP, Chris Margolin and The Dead Bird Collection dropped by the show to debut the record for our listeners. On this episode of the program, Chris shared the events in his life that helped … Continue Reading
Ever had a paint job done at your house? If so, you’ll be familiar with what it entails – taped-up windows, shrouded furniture, the caustic smell of wet paint…and an annoying array of half-used paint cans.
Extra paint is handy … Continue Reading
Here there be giants – industry giants. Nike. Adidas. Columbia Sportswear. And newcomer Under Armour.
Oregon has been an unexpected magnet for athletic apparel companies since Nike moved its world headquarters to Beaverton in 1990. In the decades following, the … Continue Reading
The term “sharing economy” has been bounced around as a savvy, economical alternative to traditional methods of exchanging goods and services. But what exactly is it?
The basic premise of the sharing economy is collaborative consumption – people share resources … Continue Reading
Recording artist Courtney Noe joins us on this episode of Sounds of PDX to talk about her creative process, thoughts on the Portland music scene, and her unique blending of music and fashion.
These days Portland isn’t known for its … Continue Reading
If you know Oregon, you know that we’re in the middle of a craft-brewing craze. Portland alone boasts almost 60 breweries – that’s more than any city in the world! And we lead the U.S. in craft beer sales, with … Continue Reading
On this episode of Sounds of PDX we had special guest, The Secret Sea drop in to talk about songwriting and his new LP, Everest. We also had local singer/songwriter GLASYS join us for a stellar PDX Spotlight playlist … Continue Reading
It’s a question veterans, their families, psychologists and friends ponder: How does a soldier return to civilian life?
Last week on the show we had special guests Kaiya On The Mountain stop in to talk about their debut EP, Talking Wild. The topic for our show was “Debut Records” so we got to hear a handful of great … Continue Reading
Incredibly, most Oregon families in poverty are working families. And, in some parts of downtown Portland, as many as 60 percent of residents have incomes below the federal poverty level.
Tent camping and sidewalk sleeping is so widespread in Portland … Continue Reading
Measure 97 – an innocuous name for a contentious proposal to raise corporate taxes in Oregon.
Formally known as Initiative Petition 28, the measure will be presented to Oregon voters on the November ballot. If it passes, Measure 97 would … Continue Reading
Portland wailer and single cat-mom, Stephanie Scelza is an east coast transplant who in her words, “has no sense of decency or propriety”. (She studied opera throughout her youth, leads a soul band in PDX, was Raw Artist of the … Continue Reading
The statistics change from year to year, but the story they tell is the same: There’s a significant gender gap in technology and science-related fields.
Although women make up roughly half of the U.S. population, they’re a distinct minority in … Continue Reading
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