Is Portland noisier than most cities its size? I live
on a side street in Northeast Portland, and for whatever reason, every
dickhead in the city has to walk or bike by between 10 pm and 3 am
Back in the mid-aughts, Strength was the talk of Portland. The funk-electro-soul-pop group's sound was fun but relatively earnest—despite the fact that Strength began as an art school band—and there was a Michael Jackson/Prince vibe to what Strength was doing that was otherwise absent from the Portland music scene. Until the band's appearance at last year's PDX Pop festival, we had kinda ...