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Movie City | Portland

Posted March 24, 2010 to photo album "Movie City | Portland"

Portland | A Place of Inspiration
Portland | City on the Edge
Portland | City of Cinemas
Portland | Land of the Free
Portland | City of Bands
Portland | City in Film
Portland | City of Hope
Portland | City of Bands

Portland | City of Bands

As Jon Raymond suggests, artists, writers, filmmakers and musicians inevitably end up in the same party in Portland. In “The Indie City: Why Portland is America’s rock Mecca,” Taylor Clark tries to understand what draws all these very different talents––the Daddy Warhols, M. Ward, The Shins, Pink Martini (shown performing at the zoo), Viva Voce, Menomena, Richmond Fontaine, and more––to live in Portland. In the end his only answer is simple: “It's easy to live here.” We tapped a few of the local band members (who find it easy to live there) for our Five in Focus: “Portland Bands on Film Soundtracks.”