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Copy of Sing A Song of Portland! sing-a-long tour


Know Your City is excited to begin offering our popular sing-along walking tour, Sing A Song of Portland! every month! Join our troubadour and tour leader, local musician Lukas Borsten.

Portland is a city known for great music from The Kingsmen to Y La Bamba with some pretty great bands in between (Dead Moon, The Mel Brown Quartet, The Dandy Warhols, Richmond Fontaine, The Decemberists to name a few) and we want to sing about it, literally out loud on the street!! So come join us for a walking tour with a twist as we learn about the musical history of the Rose City, the issues effecting it today and then join together to sing some of the songs that have helped shape Portland’s music scene.

The tour will be based around Portland’s central vein of Burnside looking at venues past and present, hearing the stories of where Courtney met Kurt, how an internet forum gave birth to Portland’s largest free music festival, where a Motown drumming legend performs in Portland every week and how music in Portland has fought issues of social justice. This tour also explores the independent businesses that have been keeping Portland music locally made and sold from the labels to the record stores to everywhere in between. 

Tour Departs from outside Dan & Louis Oyster Bar, 200 SW Ankeny