Our friend Brandon started a group called the Portland New Music Society a few years ago. Here he is atop the Astoria Column, cowering in fear of the edge. I’ve known him since we both lived in Salem as wee high schoolers when he was a brilliant guitarist. He now studies composition at Portland State University and plays the clarinet. Check out the music society site for more information on his group. They have monthly events, at Jace Gace (waffles… oh yes) on Belmont, where you will always hear something interesting and unusual.