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.

All over the country, from San Francisco to Brooklyn, once vibrant music scenes have been crushed by civic development and changing demographics. Without a strategic and organized effort, music in Portland will struggle and decline.



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 assesses, unitessupports 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