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Musician friendly places in Portland
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Johnny Oct 31, 2008.


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Hi, my name is Andy, and am strongly considering relocating to somewhere in Portland. I am a musician and have been doing research online and Portland seems to be pretty music friendly. But I need to learn more about Portland. If you can help me out it would be awesome.
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I play acoustic fingerstyle.

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At 6:22pm on November 28, 2008, Ross & Leah Seligman said…
Hi Andy...

Here are the two bands. Let me know what you think:

Rock: http://www.echohelstrom.com
Jazz: http://www.echojazztrio.com
At 1:58pm on November 25, 2008, Ross & Leah Seligman said…
Hi Andy! Actually, musicians live everywhere in Portland. Often, a band will rent a house together so that they can rehearse easily. I would probably look at Mississippi or other places in NE. There are lots of musicians in the Center neighborhood (soon to be named North Tabor). I don't feel that musicians are really neighborhood focused, however. This is a very musical city.
At 11:02am on November 24, 2008, René Gillette said…
Whats goin on Andy? Thats great. Glad you finally made it. You have some good weather to do some rental shopping. Where are you guys staying for the time being?
At 8:48pm on October 10, 2008, René Gillette said…
Well hello Andy...
Ya, two dogs and a brother huh?! Well, probably be best off renting a house with a yard? I might say that the East side would be more conducive to gigs and bars. Have you been checking out craigslist for jobs, gigs and rentals? I would start there to get a good feel for what is out there for you. What does your brother do for work? Portland is pretty well serviced with public transportation or you can plop yourself down in a neighborhood where you can walk to.
Well, anything that I can do to help, let me know. :)
At 1:31pm on October 2, 2008, René Gillette said…
Well Hello Andy~
That is a big promise so you better be ready to back that up!:)
Sounds like you have a great reason to look for another place to live. Although we don't have the cold, snowy winters we do have sort of a gloomy, rainy, dark winter. I finally conquered the dreaded winter blues by: first, dressing for winter, imagine that and second, making sure I got up to the mountain for boarding as often as possible. It definitely gives you something to look forward to.
Well as far as helping you out, I would be happy to. What are somethings that you would like to know? Portland really isn't that big and so no matter where you plant yourself you will get a good feel for the area. Though the city definitely has different personalities in certain neighborhoods. Will you be renting? Do you like roommates? What kind of work will you be looking for? Or do you go to school? What is important to you to have close by? Will have a car or will you be using public transportation? I know so many questions!
Talk soon.
At 2:35pm on September 30, 2008, René Gillette said…
Hi Andy... good thing you came across this site. It will be the place to gather quite a bit of information.
That is one of the things that I love about Portland. There is always live music going on. They may not play late into the night but you can find just about anything. Have you made a trip out here to Portland before? Or do you have any friends/family out in this area?
At 7:25am on September 26, 2008, Lorri E. said…
Hi Andy, welcome to the site. I think Portland is music friendly, but why not ask one of our musician friends here on the site, Ross Seligman? He is the head of local band Echo Helstrom and I am sure can give you the inside scoop!
At 9:14pm on September 25, 2008, Angela Higgins said…
Hey Andy-- Portland loves a musician ;-) Have you checked out our neighborhood pages to learn more about PDX?

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