Portland has many music scenes. Amongst these diverse groups, there is a distinct ethos of community over competition. MusicPortland seeks to support individual artists, services and makers while uniting all creators to grow our scene—because our independent spirit is stronger together.

The most important thing that we need right now from every person earning any money from music (performing, creating, any music business or venue job,...anything) is to take 5 minutes to complete a NEW Music Portland Profile.  If you did it before August 2019, you need to update your profile with an improved form.  Still free, still takes only 2 minutes.  It is the most important thing you can do to support your musical career....do it now, while you are thinking of it.

Complete a NEW MusicPortland Profile

Even if you did a profile previously, please take a few minutes to update via this new form and get your peers to do the same.  There is nothing you can do in the next few minutes that will have as big an impact on your music careers.

What we are accomplishing

MusicPortland Policy Council

For the first time in Portland history, the voice of the voice of the music community will formally influence the way that city policy, practices and regulations evolve to make Portland a more music supportive city.  Watch for a full announcement and updates starting in October 2019.

Monthly MusicPortland Meetups

Each month (on the first monday) more than a hundred local music professionals (musicians, producers, labels, managers, publicists and more) gather for professional development programs, industry updates, and productive networking.  Watch Upcoming Events for details on upcoming Meetups.

MusicPortland Gear Fest

The first annual event to present two dozen of Portland's boutique music manufacturers. Hold the Date: November 10, 2019

Musician Loading Zones

In cooperation with Fair Trade Music PDX, and city leaders, MusicPortland is thrilled to have enacted musician loading zone permits at 16 local music venues.  This is just the first of many industry enhancements that solidarity is able to provide.  Be sure to complete your MusicPortland Profile and then go to the permit application form

Support MusicPortland


MusicPortland is a grassroots organization by the industry for the industry. Who are we?

Vision: Make Portland a better place for artists and makers in the music industry

Values: Inclusive, strategic and integrated approach to growing all parts of the Portland music ecosystem

Mission: MusicPortland unites, defends and amplifies all sectors of the Portland music ecosystem


MusicPortland is the only trade association and advocacy group exclusively for the Portland area music industry. If you create, produce, distribute, promote, book, or in any way support music in the Rose City, MusicPortland is your champion and information hub. Our mission is to assess, unite, support and amplify Portland artists, manufacturers, services and venues. As a 501(c)(6) trade association and advocacy group, all industry member fees are fully tax deductible for music businesses and no fees are required of artists at this time.

Home page photos by John Alcala, Jason Quigley and Tojo Andrianarivo