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Apr
3 Sun
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Chris Cohen

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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w/ Marina Allen



Chris Cohen’s songs initially sound easy. They’re each tiny jewels that unfurl at a leisurely pace, but dig a little deeper and you’ll reach a melancholy core. His previous two albums — 2012’s Overgrown Path, and 2016’s As If Apart — were built from lush, blurry tracks that embedded themselves in your subconscious, like they’d always been there.

Chris Cohen, his third solo album, was written and recorded in his Lincoln Heights studio and at Tropico Beauties in Glendale, California over the course of the last two years. Cohen would sing melodies into his phone, fleshing them out on piano, then constructing songs around the melodies, and later, adding lyrics and other instrumentation with the help of Katy Davidson (Dear Nora), Luke Csehak (The Lentils), Zach Phillips, and saxophonist Kasey Knudsen, among others. It is his most straightforward album yet, but it is also the conclusion of an unofficial cycle that began with Overgrown Path.



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Apr
6 Wed
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FUR

Portland, OR
United States
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $12.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: August 20, 2021 6:00 AM to April 6, 2022 12:00 AM

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In a somewhat isolated pocket of the universe, somewhere along the lines of London, Brighton and Portsmouth, dwells a group divided; a gang of obstacle sailing reminiscer’s, who go by the name of FUR.


Addressing stagnancy in our present world, a place in which all the highlights you once experienced (headline shows at London’s ‘The Scala’ and sold-out stints throughout Asia), are but another memory in life’s locket, FUR, as with any soul with six strings and a taste for musical freedom, would be forgiven for indulging in life’s listlessness… however for Murray, Josh, Tav and Flynn, there’s been no rest, for the creatively wicked. 


For what it’s worth, signing to Norway’s ‘777 Music’ in the Autumn of 2020, meant that FUR were able to secure their debut album on the tail end of the year; a spout of luck and gift of time, which enabled the group to sit-back and relish the respective freedom of recording with neither time constraints, nor pressure, to be anything but “a band at our own pace again”. 


Learning to navigate the seemingly impossible task of banding together in a global lockdown would at first trip appear stalemate, yet three studios down and isolated rehearsals in their respective homes, resulted in something beautifully responsive in the form of the ‘Facing Home Mixtape’; a self-recorded “creative bleed” which attempted to combat “the lack of shows and lack of rehearsal rubbish”, by utilising energy that had been stored up, but not quite made the album cut.


One of the greatest insights in life, is the familiarity found in time. That ever-existing stamp in which art can simultaneously exist pre, present and post pandemic, resulted in an observatory hyper-awareness and desire to soak up life’s endurances, which has frequented FUR’s thoughts often. If the mixtape was a self-described “harmonious meeting of unintentional things” and wistful nostalgia, then it’s intrinsically adept that FUR’s subsequent debut album, is to be titled ‘When You Walk Away’.

Acknowledging the parallels between the historical significance of today’s climate, and the long-foretold pertinency of FUR’s biggest career step to date, do the group believe in fate? “There’s something looking over us- a natural development of patience and how we perceive things.” – a trademark consciousness which makes FUR the influential sweetheart’s, they’ve truly grown to become.




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Apr
9 Sat
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Town Mountain

Portland, OR
United States
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Town Mountain, scheduled for 4/8/22, has been pushed back by a day, and will now take place Saturday, April 9th, 2022.





w/ Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs



The Emporium Presents: Town Mountain show was originally scheduled for March 24th, 2020 and postponed due to Covid. All original tickets will be honored on the new date of April 8th, 2022.


Town Mountain


Raw, soulful, and with plenty of swagger, Town Mountain has earned raves for their hard-driving sound, their in-house songwriting and the honky-tonk edge that permeates their exhilarating live performances, whether in a packed club or at a sold-out festival. The hearty base of Town Mountain's music is the first and second generation of bluegrass spiced with country, old school rock ‘n’ roll, and boogie-woogie. It's what else goes into the mix that brings it all to life both on stage and on record and reflects the group's wide-ranging influences – from the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia and the ethereal lyrics of Robert Hunter, to the honest, vintage country of Willie, Waylon, and Merle. The Bend Bulletin’s Brian McElhiney says Town Mountain, “has serious country and rock ’n’ roll DNA.” Town Mountain features guitarist and vocalist Robert Greer, banjoist Jesse Langlais, mandolinist Phil Barker, fiddler Bobby Britt, and Zach Smith on bass.


Released October 26th, Town Mountain's latest album New Freedom Blues (2018) is full of new material and features several guest artists including Tyler Childers who co-wrote one of the songs, Miles Miller (Sturgill Simpson, drummer), and other friends. Their prior album, Southern Crescent (April 1, 2016), debuted at #4 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart while staying for ten weeks on the Americana Music Association's radio chart Top 40, and widely considered one of the best bluegrass albums of that year.



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Apr
13 Wed
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Six Organs Of Admittance

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $15.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: November 19, 2021 10:00 AM to April 13, 2022 12:00 AM

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w/ Plankton Wat


A new instrumental album of acoustic guitar playing from Six Organs of Admittance’s Ben Chasny! Everybody knows it’s been far too long since 2004’s much-beloved For Octavio Paz; even as the landscape has crowded with acoustic players, we’ve all been dying to hear Ben’s distinctive virtuosity again in this format. But The Intimate Landscape is so much more…


KPM Music, the legendary British library music company, extended an offer to Ben to make some songs for their library. Well aware of their history, he immediately agreed. The field of library music (music made for hire, for use in placement in films and advertising) is one that’s come to public consciousness only relatively recently in the long century of record-making, but the influence of such records has been felt for years in the aesthetics of many diverse artists, including several who’ve recorded for Drag City. 


Ben chose the acoustic guitar for these recordings after considering the width and breadth of possible music he could make for the occasion. His approach while playing it was simple – deceptively so: to make music as present and immediate and beautiful as possible. This type of playing requires a deep breath before beginning, as it has to generate from within, as well as at the fingertips.


The album’s title – The Intimate Landscape – is a clue to these dual intentions, as is Ben’s use of his given name rather than the 6OOA alias he has preferred in his career. These songs manifest lovely themes played on acoustic guitar, recorded with spacious, almost pastoral ambiance; richly evocative pieces that can fill the multiple purposes of any sound library around the world. When paired with their titles, however – like, “Last Night to Use the Telescope”, “Circular Road” and “On the Way to the Coast” - these pieces are easily re-contextualized as potently personal expressions. So too are the pieces with titles like “Water Dragon”, “Star Cascade” and “Dust In the Ravine”. Two decades-plus into his life in music, Ben’s got the deft ability to make music that can be heard simultaneously as both intimate AND universal.


Going for melody, Ben employs a relaxed technical facility, supported by a few guitar overdubs, plus several well-placed synths and a passage of wordless vocalizing, accessing the murky depths of his reservoir of spirituality while hand-spinning irresistible sonic candy at the same time. This is a greatly engrossing listening experience, regardless of what the listener’s intentions are.


Given the rarity of such lovely acoustic essays from the fingers of Ben Chasny, and thanks to EMI and KPM Music, we’ll find ourselves returning to gaze over The Intimate Landscape often, for many years to come. 



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Apr
15 Fri
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Choir Boy

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: September 21, 2021 8:00 AM to April 15, 2022 12:00 AM

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Choir Boy


“Choir Boy” was what the kids called singer/songwriter Adam Klopp in his early teens when he fronted punk cover bands in Cleveland, Ohio.  An intended insult, the label seemed fair and fitting in a way, given Klopp’s religious upbringing and angelic voice. After high school, Adam left Ohio for college in Utah. While his career as a student would prove short-lived, he integrated into Provo and SLC’s underground music and art scene, left religion behind, and called his new band “Choir Boy”.
“It seemed funny to me as sort of a comical reclamation of the mocking title I received from “punk” peers as a teen. While serving as a weird reflection of my childhood and musical heritage.”


Since Choir Boy’s gorgeous debut LP on Team Love records in 2016, the dream-pop outfit has gained a cult following online and in underground circles.  Adam’s stunning vocal range, layered compositions, and heartbreaking melodies are backed by musical partner Chaz Costello on bass (Fossil Arms, Sculpture Club, Human Leather) - and along with a rotating cast of players, create the perfect blend of nostalgia-laced romantic pop music we’ve been waiting years to hear

Riki

Riki is the Los Angeles based dark synth-pop outfit commandeered by the mysterious Niff Nawor, a visual artist and musician active in the deathrock / anarcho-punk scenes of the California bay area (formerly a member of Crimson Scarlet), before founding her solo endeavor as Riki in 2017.


Like all the most elusive pop, Riki’s songcraft is simultaneously direct and oblique, dynamic and detached, shifting from sparkling chorus to elliptical outro according to its own poetic logic. She characterizes her lyrical muse as “very much what’s going on in my life, things I wanted to say but didn’t have the platform.” This subcurrent of dream fulfillment animates the melodies with a specificity and immediacy that transcends her pantheon of 80’s influences: from Saâda Bonaire and Strawberry Switchblade to Bryan Ferry, Bananarama, and beyond. Gold skews less dance floor than her instant classic 2020 debut but taken as a collection it’s equally stirring, stylish, and exquisitely produced. Evocatively layered arrangements of drum machinery, sequencer, fretless bass, grey sky guitar, saxophone, and FX, anchored by Riki’s singular voice, alternately widescreen and wounded, yearning beyond time for ecstasies both fleeting and forever: “Thought I knew you, but you’ve gone far away / it’s not in your nature to stay / but the thought that I need you, grows stronger every day / the colors begin / to change.”


‘Gold’ comes out on November 26, 2021 on Dais Records.


 




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Apr
30 Sat
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Yumi Zouma

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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Originally created as a long-distance project between friends online, Yumi Zouma is a collaboration drawn from around the world, with members based in New York City, London, and their home of New Zealand.

The self-produced quartet have honed their craft of delicate pop tapestries by way of emailed home recordings, resulting in records such as 2020's acclaimed Truth or Consequences, lauded by FADER as "shimmering nostalgia-pop.”

However, on the fearless new single "Give It Hell," singer Christie Simpson issues a call of resistance amongst the chaos of our modern age. The song, which was recorded over remote sessions undertaken throughout 2020, showcases an expanded sonic palette of live drums, grand pianos, orchestral strings, and woodwinds revealing a cacophonous glimpse of the band's fourth and most formidable album yet, out early 2022.


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May
6 Fri
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Risk! Live in Portland

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: November 10, 2021 10:00 AM to May 6, 2022 9:00 PM

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This event was rescheduled from 11/19/21 at Revolution Hall to 5/6/21 at Mississippi Studios. Tickets purchased for the original date at Revolution Hall will be honored at Mississippi Studios.


RISK! is a live show and podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they'd dare to share. Founded in 2009 by Kevin Allison of MTV's legendary sketch comedy show, The State, RISK! has been downloaded tens of millions of times and has featured incredible true stories from Sarah Silverman, Kevin Nealon, Dan Savage, Margaret Cho, Trevor Noah, Michael Ian Black, and regular folks from around the world. Slate calls RISK! "jaw-dropping, hilarious and just plain touching." Come see RISK! live to hear incredible true stories that will make you laugh, cry and feel more human. Learn more at www.RISK-show.com, get the RISK! podcast wherever you get podcasts, or follow RISK! on social media at @RISKshow. 

Kevin Allison is the creator and host of the hit podcast, RISK!, where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share. Since Kevin started the podcast as a DIY passion project from his bedroom in 2009, RISK! has grown to have over one million downloads per month and legions of ardent fans around the world. It has featured incredible true stories from famous folks like Janeane Garofalo, Marc Maron, Aisha Tyler, Trevor Noah, Margaret Cho and more, as well as ordinary people from around the USA and beyond. Slate.com called RISK! “Jaw-dropping, hilarious and just plain touching,” and Rolling Stone named it one of its top podcasts.

Kevin is also the founder and lead instructor of The Story Studio, a storytelling school which offers classes around the USA and online, and corporate workshops domestically and internationally. 

Kevin edited the book adaptation of RISK!, published by Hachette Books in 2018, which features many of the best true stories from the podcast, with an introduction from Kevin. 

As an actor, writer and comedian, Kevin began his career as a founding member of the legendary sketch comedy group, The State, whose cult classic show aired on MTV from 1993-96. More recently, Kevin has appeared in shows such as Reno 911!, Flight of the Conchords, @Midnight, High Maintenance and more. Follow him on social media @TheKevinAllison. 



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May
7 Sat
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Tora

Portland, OR
United States
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: September 24, 2021 9:00 AM to May 7, 2022 12:00 AM

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The adage that music is universal has never been truer in recent times. In times of darkness and disillusionment, music exists as an avenue of escape, healing and expression. And for the musicians making it, the opportunity to create is one that sits as both a treasure and responsibility.

For Australian electronic act Tora, it’s a mantle they picked up confidently in 2020 as they began to create their third studio record, A Force Majeure. Eleven songs that capture the essence of a band who have found themselves a world away from the normalcy they were accustomed to. Eleven songs that shine bright with refreshed perspective and a deepened understanding of the group’s artistry and identity.

As a definitive snapshot of the type of band Tora is today, A Force Majeure is sophisticated, mature and beautifully contemporary in both sound, feel and execution. Though Byron Bay is still home, A Force Majeure is a markedly international album. Tora relocated to Amsterdam, set to make the city their base; an anchor around which a full year of European and American touring was to revolve.

Soon after their arrival however, the threat of COVID-19 became a very real presence, forcing Tora to cancel their entire tour schedule, but also retreat into a strict new locked-down lifestyle. Though the opportunity to perform was taken away, the band’s love for creating music remained and so, across the next eight months, Tora’s focus became set on their new record.

As Loewenthal describes, the album has grown in resonance for him as time has progressed. A Force Majeure is not an album written as a response to the pandemic, but it is an album that captures the adaptability and ambition of the band.

“The songs hold increasing importance and relevance to me. I’m glad we were patient,” he says. “We were in a rush last year when we were working on the music. We wanted to just get it out. During the COVID crisis we were like, “We’ve got to do something to stay in the public eye,” and then we thought, “Let’s just take our time; be patient with it”. It feels like it was a good decision, because the concepts have grown in potency over time.”

‘Call On Me’ yearns for connection, but is a danceable track that represents one of the album’s more upbeat moments. And then with ‘Inundated’, exists in a beautifully melancholic space. “I had to bear the weight of the future…” Loewenthal sings. There’s added emotional weight that heightens the mood of the song without taking the listener out of the experience. The sounds Tora plays with are fresh yet accessible - it’s the sort of music meant to generate heat and moods; whether you’re in a club, at a festival, or set up at home.

Though pushed out of their comfort zone in many ways, Tora is at their most refined and self-aware on A Force Majeure. In navigating this new normal together, the band has emerged out the other side of this process tighter as a unit than before; it’s a dynamic irrevocably tied to the music.


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Jun
5 Sun
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Still Corners

Portland, OR
United States
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $16.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: September 16, 2021 10:00 AM to June 5, 2022 12:00 AM

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Still Corners is the musical project of Tessa Murray and Greg Hughes. The group formed shortly after Murray met Hughes by chance at a London train stop in 2009. Over the past decade, the band has delivered a steady stream of music that is at once reflective, searching and romantic.


Sub Pop quickly signed the band after their first few singles and went on to release their debut album Creatures of an Hour in 2011 and followed that with Strange Pleasures in 2013.  Shortly thereafter the band started their own record label Wrecking Light Records and have gone on to release albums Dead Blue in 2016 and Slow Air in 2018 to critical acclaim.


Taken from Strange Pleasures, The Trip became a streaming phenomenon with one YouTube video acting as a virtual community for like-minded fans around the world. Lead singles from 2018’s Slow Air, The Message and Black Lagoon have followed suit and helped contribute to the band’s growing profile and most expansive touring schedule yet across North America, Europe and Asia in 2018 and 2019.


Building on Slow Air, Still Corners return with The Last Exit, an album about the myth and folklore of the open road.  In a world where everyone thinks all the corners of the map are filled in, Still Corners believe there's something beyond what we see and feel, something eternal in the landscape of those never-ending drives.


With the shimmering desert noir sound the band has become known for, The Last Exit takes you on a hypnotic journey, one filled with dilapidated towns, rolling unconcerned skies, and long trips that blur the line between what’s there and not there.


The Last Exit was released worldwide on 22nd January 2021.




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Jun
11 Sat
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Shad

Portland, OR
United States
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: October 28, 2021 10:00 AM to June 11, 2022 12:00 AM

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Shad

Artist Biography by Vish Khanna

If you boil down Shad’s trajectory as a hip-hop artist up to this point, it all comes down to love. At a show, his people stare up at him with unconditional amounts of the stuff and he has used his platform as a rapper, a musician, and a writer, to search for and highlight all the love this hard world has to offer.


Shad’s family settled in London, Ontario after fleeing the Rwandan genocide. He came up like a lot of first generation Canadian kids, with this cultural duality and the sense that this good country had some baggage that he’d have to unpack some day. It was complicated, but he was raised well and he studied and contemplated the world. He has a Master’s degree, which he earned living in Vancouver for a few years but has since settled in Toronto.

He has released five solo albums: 2005’s When This Is Over; 2007’s The Old Prince; 2010’s TSOL; 2013’s Flying Colours; and 2018’s A Short Story About A War. The middle three were all nominated for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize and TSOL won the 2011 Rap Recording of the Year at the Juno Awards. With a rare combo of humour and substance, Shad’s records are a joy to listen to, full of pop craftsmanship that doesn’t turn a blind eye to human nature. Oh, and on a strange whim, he explored late eighties/early nineties chart-topping R&B vibes, on 2016’s Adult Contempt, as Your Boy Tony Braxton. Shad likes pop music.

In the past five years, Shad has elevated his profile and practice by emerging as a vital broadcaster: after departing his hosting gig on CBC Radio’s q, he went on to host the Hip-Hop Evolution docu-series, whose 2016 season was released by HBO Canada and earned both a prestigious Peabody Award and an International Emmy Award. Shad is on an Award Tour.

With all sorts of flows, a gorgeous singing voice, and a mind full of musical ideas, Shad is one of rap’s most significant artists. He’s on a mission of sorts that involves some soul searching of his own but is also about connection. His powerful work has galvanized fans and, after flying into the sky, always lands on common ground. Love is love.


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Jul
22 Fri
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Portland, OR
United States
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: June 10, 2021 7:00 AM to July 22, 2022 12:00 AM

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In any discussion regarding songwriters and lyricists of 21st century indie music, Alec Ounsworth and his moniker, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, will feature prominently. Few have been as consistently brilliant, eclectic, and intimate; fewer still remain defiantly independent, refusing to sign deals that compromise artistic vision. That is what characterizes Ounsworth’s oeuvre, especially the lifetime project he initiated sometime in the early 2000s, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. And with each release since its landmark self-titled debut, he has refined and broadened his sound, indulging an ever wider set of influences.


Prolific and enigmatic as ever, his recent works marry the quirky, left-field spirit of the early years with a well-earned confidence, and grander sense of scale and ambition. Always heading down new avenues of song arrangement and organic connection to his audience, after nearly two decades Ounsworth remains one of music’s most distinctive voices.


Around 2004 and 2005, when we were receiving attention from labels and were presented with the choice of signing or remaining independent, what really cemented the decision – after the coin toss – was an inscription my friend wrote in a book he gave me, titled I, Lucifer. He quoted Paul Bowles: “Security is a false God. Begin to make sacrifices to it and you are lost.” – Alec Ounsworth, 2020.


 


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3939 North Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR
United States