Portland has long been known as one of the most idiosyncratic and creative cities in the world, home to a community of people who believe in doing things just a little differently. This pioneering spirit is reflected in the Rose City's burgeoning music scene, which is fittingly diverse and experimental.
Amidst the towering pine trees and flannel bearing residents you'll find a vibrant collective of artists, bringing sounds as far-ranging as sultry bedroom-pop and alternative styled hip-hop together under the cities cloudy skies. With so many bright young talents blooming from Portland's roots, now is a fantastic time to start getting acquainted with what's bubbling in the PNW.
So, before the rain starts to pour down again, let's introduce you to eight of the Rip City's finest musicians!
NOTE: Hit the jump for a brief bio of each of the eight artists, as well as a standout record. At the bottom of the post is a vibey playlist full of even more great cuts.
Disclaimer: With so many great artists coming out it's impossible to give each and every artist there shine, so these our only my favorite selections. Please let me know who I might have missed, and if I missed you, know it's nothing personal.
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