Other cities in the Pacific Northwest may get more attention for their music scene, but Portland is the best of them all. This city has its own vibe, and maybe there aren’t a lot of sizable superstars that come from here, but the local music scene is amazing and has been for yearsâ€¦ A lot of superb bands are from Portland, including Quarterflash, Everclear, Elliot Smith, Portugal the Man, and the Kingsmen! For fifty years, both of us have had a killer music scene. Lately, Portland has been hosting more and more outdoor concerts, some of which are sponsored by local cannabis dispensaries. For a guy enjoy me this is the best of both worlds, because our more than one passions are music and cannabis. To be able to love both of them at once, separate from fear of the law, makes Portland our new musical Mecca! I suppose that I tend to go on and on about how superb the cannabis is in Portland, I would be remiss in not mentioning locally brewed beer. I have always been a “beer and cannabis” guy – I don’t need strenuous booze or strenuous drugs, just deliver me a chilly heineken and a tepid joint; Portland is just our speed, because the locally brewed beers are just as enjoyable as the locally grown cannabis. And then there is all that amazing music! I will take Portland, OR over Seattle any afternoon of the week, for sheer variety of musical talent. The legacy of grunge rock is still heavy in Portland, but the jazz scene is on the rise, and so is the reds.