Live music and marijuana just go hand-in-hand for me.
Weed enhances the power of music, and at the same time music makes the effects of cannabis so much more impactful.
In other words, I won’t go to a concert if I can’t smoke weed there. I know this is increasingly hard to find, because of the strict federal laws about smoking indoors. Mostly I frequent outdoor shows, or festivals with several days worth of live outdoor music. This is one of the many reasons I love Portland, because the weed is amazing, and the live music is even better. It would be a lot easier for me if I liked vape products, which are also widely available in Portland. I am “old school” you might say, so I like smoking cannabis buds and flowers because it feels more natural. Recently I discovered a new cannabis dispensary on the outskirts of Portland which has a small bandshell on the property. Although it rains a lot in Portland, any night that has clear skies you can find a local musician playing on the bandshell at this cannabis dispensary. This place has become my go-to spot both for buying cannabis and catching some killer local Portland talent. The blend of weed and music is the ultimate happy place for me, so I doubt I will ever move away from Portland. If there is a city that has better music or better cannabis than Portland, I would love to hear about it. Hit me up in the comments if you have a Portland musician you want to shout out!