September 13, 2011: One of the best attributes of the city of Portland is its rich cultural diversity. From all walks of life individuals come together, creating a landscape that embodies the best facets of the people who make up the city. Nowhere is this more apparent than within Portland’s renowned music scene, where on any given night a person can see just about any style of music being performed, at any number of great music venues. You want Jazz music? Head down to Jimmy Mak’s to catch the best Portland has to offer. Interested in Indie Rock? The Doug Fir Lounge regularly features great local and national acts. Wherever your tastes lie, the great thing about Portland is that your interests will always be satiated.
Being a young professional and lifelong musician, I understand the importance of any music lover’s work-life balance. For many, music is the lifeblood that makes one feel alive, and Portland is a city that can fulfill this passion. I am fortunate to work at a company I enjoy my time with, but also, I’m fortunate to work in a city that has a musical culture that fulfills my musical interests. I could go on forever about the specifics of Portland’s music scene, and will delve more deeply in the future, but most important to understand is that Portland is a city in which no fan of music leaves unsatisfied.
-Aaron McCoy, Researcher/Heavy Metal Aficionado