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Friends in Folk Places!

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Artichoke Music , 2007 SE Powell Blvd, Portland

Radio Stranger joins our friends Night Folk for a Saturday night of new songs, new stories, and great music. This is Radio Stranger's first Cafe Artichoke performance in over 2 years. You gotta come out for this one. Tickets $20. STREAMING LIVE FROM PORTLAND You can watch the show live in Chicagoland, California, Texas and around the world. Go to either: suggested donation $20 to: FROM ARTICHOKE MUSIC Please note we are requiring proof of vaccination for admittance into Cafe Artichoke for ALL scheduled events. Due to the current mask mandate, all patrons must wear acceptable face coverings at all times while inside the building except when eating or drinking inside the cafe.

Previous events


Benefit for Oregon Food Bank

Mississippi Pizza Pub, 3552 N Mississippi St, Portland, OR

Great lineup of local bands for a good cause:  Michael Henchman, KBB, Christie Josef, Anchors of Ascension, and James Faretheewell.



Songwriter Showcase!

Cathedral Coffee Shop, Portland, OR


Songwriter Showcase!

Central Hotel St. John's, Portland, OR


Songwriter Showcase!

Brickhouse Bar and Grill, Vancouver, WA


opening for Anne Weiss

St. David of Wales, 2800 SE Harrison St., Portland, OR

$20 General Admission/ $17 public


Edgefield Winery

Edgefield Winery, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale, OR


Art in the Pearl

Art in the Pearl, Portland, OR


Duo show

Portland Farmer's Market - Buckman, 1137 SE 20th Avenue, Portland, OR

The Thursday Market in the Buckman/Sunnyside neighborhood of Southeast Portland is located at SE 20th & Salmon between SE Belmont & SE Hawthorne — in the parking lot of Hinson Baptist Church. A close street address to this market is 1137 SE 20th Avenue.  


Music in the Winery

Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale, OR

Join a few members of the Kelly Brightwell Band for a pre-holiday winery unwind.  Michael Henchman on bass, and Jeff Porter with pedal steel stylings...   

No Cover!


Courting the Muse with Adrianne Gunn

Jade Lounge, 2342 Southeast Ankeny St., Portland, OR

Courting the Muse is a showcase, a salon, a tribute to the creative spirit in all of us!  Hosted by the inimitable Adrianne Gunn. It's about opening up the discussion about creativity that artists mostly have behind the scenes. It's about how we support ourselves and others. It's about why the heck we're compelled to do this art-ing thing in the first place. This setting will encourage participation and conversation --  as though it was a living room or den and we just happened to be spending time with a great group of creative folks;) If you ever wanted to know the secret details behind my songs or writing process, or want to witness my ability to share intimate details without hopefully going overboard into TMI, this is the time and the place.  Be there!  

no cover!


First Friday Songwriter Showcase

Insomnia Coffee @ Baseline, 5389 West Baseline Road 97123, Hillsboro, OR

Join me and friends Michael Henchman and Sunny Side Up (Avery Hill & Paul Kwitek) for an evening of hand-crafted, locally roasted folk-pop fun!