Vinyl in Portland...2nd Ave Records?

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  1. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Got an hour to kill before heading to Union Station in Portland tomorrow. Thought about checking it out. Little out of my way...worth trip? Appreciate feedback.
     
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  2. Lord Hawthorne

    Lord Hawthorne Currently Untitled

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    Nice place. Say hi to Kathy.
     
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  3. tvstrategies

    tvstrategies Isn't music grand?

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  4. Kicker55

    Kicker55 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, music millennium is actually fairly close to union station. You can make it if you make smart transportation decisions.
     
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  5. Clanceman

    Clanceman Forum Resident

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    2nd Ave used to have a phenomenal metal selection. Still a cool shop.
     
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  6. Merrick

    Merrick The return of the Thin White Duke

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    Music Millenium has more space but IMO 2nd Ave is aces. Cool staff, strong selection, great atmosphere and always awesome tunes playing.

    I like both but I enjoy 2nd Ave more.
     
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  7. tvstrategies

    tvstrategies Isn't music grand?

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    Never been to 2nd Ave - should I skip Powell's next time and go there instead?
     
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  8. Clanceman

    Clanceman Forum Resident

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    It depends. If you're a book fanatic...Powells is Disneyland.

    Loads of record stores. But as Merrick says, it's a cool vibe. They'll ask "do you want to look at the CDs?" - & bring out a giant box from behind the counter.

    I live in West Portland & go there about every couple mths. Always find something, then swing by Voodoo Doughnuts & bring home a pink box for the fam.

    Everyone wins.
     
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  9. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Thanks everyone for the recs. Gonna see what time allows.
     
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  10. 4_everyman

    4_everyman The Sexual Intellectual

    Wish I'd seen this thread a day earlier. I would've recommend to the OP that he take that taxi to Crossroads Music!
     
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  11. tvstrategies

    tvstrategies Isn't music grand?

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    Not a total loss - now there's one more place for me to check out next time in PDX
     
  12. Lord Hawthorne

    Lord Hawthorne Currently Untitled

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    I would too, but we aren't on Hawthorne any more (forced out by developers). We're now at 8112 SE Foster in a a larger, nicer space.
     
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  13. tvstrategies

    tvstrategies Isn't music grand?

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    And another! Thanks
     
  14. 4_everyman

    4_everyman The Sexual Intellectual

    Awesome! I'm back in town for a little while...I should drop by and see your new location.
     
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  15. Lord Hawthorne

    Lord Hawthorne Currently Untitled

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    Please do.
     
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  16. e.s.

    e.s. Forum Resident

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    It's pretty awesome.
     
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  17. 4_everyman

    4_everyman The Sexual Intellectual

    Don't be surprised if you see me darken your door today. :wave:
     
  18. Potential Energy

    Potential Energy Forum Resident

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    Bummer you had to move but glad for the update. I'm in PDX every couple months and Crossroads is always a stop on my list!
     
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  19. Lord Hawthorne

    Lord Hawthorne Currently Untitled

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    Well, there's always tomorrow.
     
  20. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    It's OK. Quite good for 80s music, new wave, punk, & alternative, and it's decent for other things, too. I prefer some other stores in town (like Music Millennium and Lord Hawthorne's place Crossroads), but it's definitely worth a visit
     
  21. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

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    Portland, OR
    2nd ave has the best prices in town for new music, hands down. not a lot in the way of used, however.
     
  22. Craig

    Craig (unspecified) Staff

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  23. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

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    Music Millennium is about 2 blocks from Powell's.

    Be sure to check what bands are playing at the Crystal Ballroom. You can see the marquee right from MM's front door.
     
  24. Clanceman

    Clanceman Forum Resident

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    Portland, Or
    I “think” you’re referring to Everyday Music that’s across from Crystal Ballroom, & down from Powell’s. Jackpot may be the other one you’re thinking of nearby.

    Of course, we used to have the Music Millennium on 23rd, which is the one I used to always go to - as I’m on the West Side just over the hill from that old location. Ironically, some big retail chain popular with the youngsters called Urban Outfitters is the only place over there with Vinyl now...I’m pretty sure.
     
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  25. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

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    correct, good sir.
     
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