Portland Music Award Winners Are Announced

The inaugural Portland Music Awards '08 held at Roseland Theater on January 28th is proud to announce the winners:

(Update 2009: Portland Music Awards: March Fourth, Floater, Ben Darwish | Crystal Ballroom)

Outstanding Achievement in Talent Buying: Alicia J. Rose
Pioneer Award: Terry Currier
Best Record Store: Music Millennium
Best New Band: The Dimes
Outstanding Achievement in Jazz: Drew Shoals
Outstanding Achievement in Blues: Papa Salty
Best Music Venue (Large): Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Best Music Venue (Mid-Size): Doug Fir Lounge
Best Music Venue (Small): Mississippi Studios
Band of the Year: The Decemberists
Album of the Year: Ohmega Watts
Best Compilation Album of the Year: “Bridges” by Pacific Oncology
Outstanding Achievement in Classical Music: Portland Cello Project
Outstanding Achievement in Country Music: Caleb Klauder
Best Male Artist of the Year: Renato Caranto
Best Female Artist of the Year: Debra Arlyn
Outstanding Achievement in World Music: 3 Leg Torso
Best Radio Station: KMHD 89.1 FM
Legends Award: The Kingsmen
Best Live Show By A National Touring Act: Chris Isaak
Best Live Performance: Modest Mouse


3 Responses to Portland Music Award Winners Are Announced

  1. Notorious Kelly January 30, 2008 at 1:59 pm #

    Who went?

    How was it?

    I’ve seen no feedback on this event. I didn’t go cuz it was 20 bux.

    (maybe that’s WHY they made it 20 bux….)

  2. Julian Chadwick January 30, 2008 at 5:25 pm #


    I didn’t end up making it down there as I had planned. I haven’t really heard that much about it myself except some issues with the curtain…and that it was somewhat sparsely attended.

  3. Travis February 13, 2008 at 1:24 am #

    I went. It was actually quite good. Had quite a few 1st timer issues (the curtain was pretty funny actually). The music was great, the awards looked top quality and I hope it goes again next year!

    We really have a lot of great local music here, and it is great that somebody is trying to rally behind it and recognize it in a more formal way.

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