In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week Portugal. The Man‘s Ryan Neighbors gives the scoop on Portland, OR.
 
Portland has always been known for having a variety of unique bands constantly creating music around town. When I was growing up in Salem, every concert I went to was in Portland. These were all bigger, touring bands. When I moved up here after high school I realized the depth of the local scene. Lately it has seemed like heavier, guitar-driven bands have been getting more attention, which is extremely refreshing to me. Don’t get me wrong: I still enjoy weird, spaced-out indie pop, but it is nice to see bands that rip every once in a while.
 
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