Tone Report Weekly Issue 115 - Page 20

The thriving community of stompbox builders operating in PDX is in many ways a microcosm of the city’s broader scene of creators, makers, and craftspersons. The city has established itself as a world-class place to make things and hang out with other people who make things, and this contributes in no small way to Portland’s reputation as an American hub of innovation, 20 TONE TALK // culture and the arts. Forget the hype and the hipster nomads; when the backlash has subsided Portland will still be standing, and will still be doing things that haven’t been done. That doesn’t mean you should move here, though. It’s wet and cold and full of pretentious assholes. You would hate it. Come visit in the summertime! 8 Pedal Makers that Rule Portland, Oregon