Forty years ago, Portland’s best band was a funky soul orchestra from the streets of the Northeast.
In 1974, Portland was a much funkier place. Though still
primarily a rock town, one of the most popular and successful groups to
emerge in that era was Pleasure, a nine-piece, jazz-tinged disco-so
Say you wake up under a bridge in Slabtown. Do you eat breakfast at the gas station or the dive bar?
Food Reviews & Stories
Come fall, Portland is cold and brunch lines are long.
That’s true year-round, of course, but this is when people start getting
surly. It’s wet, it’s windy, and the asshole ahead of you on t
As told by Ed Jones, the original booker at Satyricon,
the legendary Portland club where Kurt met Courtney and where Foo
Fighters played their first show:
“Portland was in a
recession in the
When Lanny Swerdlow opened Portland’s
only all-ages gay nightclub back in the late ’70s, he figured he was
doing the city a favor. The only place for young gay people to
congregate at the ti
Courtney Barnett’s a loser, baby, but she’s not going to let it kill her.
For someone who’s written songs detailing awkward phone
calls with her mom and using masturbation as a sleep aid, Courtney
Barnett comes across awfully shy in conversation. She answers questions
[INDIE-POP CLASSICISM] “Seagulls Into Submission,” the
first song on Eyelids’ debut full-length, doesn’t storm out the gates so
much as it glides. Hovering atop a graceful guitar riff an
UPDATE Oct. 24, 9:43 am: So, about those alleged final Paul Revere recordings: Turns out, Revere isn't on them at all. According to a press release, Voodoo Doughnuts Recordings was under the impression that the two singles it was set to issue from the current iteration of Paul Revere and the Raiders featured the late Portland garage-rock icon and group namesake on organ. But Revere, who ...More