I arrived in Portland by train Wednesday afternoon, starting another chapter in this magical, wonderful town. Living and working in the Caribbean was fascinating, but only Portland feels like home.
I skipped First Thursday; my first few nights in town have been given to housemate-reacquainting time. There are so many options in this town… enough people, events, and projects to occupy me ten times over. I look forward to exploring my new neighborhood and city— and growing the webzine along the way.
This is a tough choice, but my decision for Saturday night comes down to proximity. I only heard of Charles Bradley & Suggie Otis earlier tonight, and Bradley is a welcomed fresh voice in my ongoing return to the blues. It’s feels like going to church after a long time gone. Check out the sweet piece by The Mercury’s Andrew Tonry on his own blues redemption.
Crystal Ballroom * $25 * all ages * doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m.
Instead of the blues show, I will be attending the Spy vs Spy burlesque showcase— because it’s within walking distance and I got the invitation first. Hooray for PDX artistry and dance.
The Analog Cafe, 720 Hawthorne * $10 * 21+ * doors 6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m.