This is the first installment of brand new LocalCutter Paige Richmond's open-letter column Dear You, which will run every Monday on LocalCut.
Oregon's music in general
Oregon's music scene is most active in Portland, Roseburg, and the college town of Eugene. Popular music genres in Oregon range from hardcore punk to disco music.
Portland is also considered a haven for punk, hardcore, and anarchist movements and subgenres, including the self-reliant DIY culture movement that has been part of the aforementioned subcultures.

It has produced many artists of significant impact within their respective fields, including musicians and musical groups Poison Idea, The Dandy Warhols, Everclear, Pink Martini, The Shins, Viva Voce, Elliott Smith, Lifesavas, and The Decemberists; animator Matt Groening; filmmaker Gus Van Sant; and authors Beverly Cleary, Katherine Dunn, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Chuck Palahniuk.
Laura Gibson
Laura Gibson doesn't have a Wikipedia page?
Beth Ditto
doesn't even mention she lives here?
Little Wings
one line long
Colin Meloy
Viva Voce
I am asking anyone proud of the Portland scene
to create an article about us.
Denver, Colo.
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