Portland and Hey Hey It’s The Monkees

Portland-connected indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie (because you can’t get more Portland than Portlander Dave Depper, guitarist and keyboardist) has a big connection to the Monkees. As in “Hey Hey It’s the Monkees!”  The third single from The Monkees’ new album, Good Times!  is a song that was  written by Ben Gibbard (lead […]

/ November 3, 2021

Going to Pickathon? Here’s How to Pedal There

📸: Amanda Cowan Pickathon is only a week away, and so is the group bike ride out to Pendarvis Farm. Thinking about tagging along next Thursday or Friday? Here’s what you need to know. WHERE TO MEET: Leave from Reed College in Southeast Portland. You’re allowed to leave a car and there will be a […]

/ July 14, 2021

Even with Concerts Gone, Papi Fimbres is Still Making Music

Photo by Jason Quigley This is the fourth installment of our contributor project We Count: Latinx Portland in 2020. Subscribe to the Bridgeliner newsletter to follow this series. “We’ve seen an awesome influx of Latinx people come from LA, the Bay Area, New York and other cities where they can’t afford to live in any longer. That’s […]

/ June 25, 2020

Meet the “Minister of Loud Noises” at The Old Church Concert Hall

The Old Church Concert Hall in downtown Portland is known as “a sanctuary of sound” — and organist Michael Barnes is its “minister of loud noises.” Michael is the artistic director behind the Lunchtime Concert Series, which brings local musicians to The Old Church every Wednesday at noon to perform a free concert. The concert […]

/ August 30, 2019

Know a Rising Star in Portland Music? Help Us Make Them Famous

(📸: Gavin Whitner) Our friends at the Portland Radio Project are letting us pick one of the featured performers for their holiday kickoff event on Saturday, Dec. 8. So who should it be? 🤔 R&B, pop, hip hop, alt-rock — doesn’t matter. We’re just looking for someone new and fun who deserves a moment in the spotlight. Know […]

/ November 11, 2018