There are three places we always go when we visit Portland: First Cup, Everyday Music, and Music Millennium.
First Cup Coffeehouse is so tasty, and they’ve just expanded so you can always be sure of getting a seat (inside or out). I always go for the spicy Chai tea, and the lemon ginger poppy seed scone. Ad likes the jalapeno bagel, and Hair Bender coffee.
Everyday Music and Music Millennium are both great places to go to get cheap used CDs. I’ve found Everyday Music to be a little on the cheaper side. They’ve got a huge selection of used stuff, and lots of bargain CDs that are only one or two dollars. But Music Millennium sometimes has free in-store performances (we saw The Black Angels there once), so they’ve both got their perks!
Ad and I scoured both music stores to get some cheap new tunes for our road trip back to PA at the end of July. We made the trip from PA to WA last summer w/ only one new album in the car and that was a mistake. Here’s what we got:
Weezer – Pinkerton
Blitzen Trapper – Wild Mountain Nation
The Thermals – The Body The Blood The Machine
Devendra Banhart – Oh Me Oh My…
Pickin’ On Franz Ferdinand, a Bluegrass Tribute
Bill Monroe – 16 Gems
Trampled by Turtles – Stars and Satellites
It’s an odd combination, but we’ll be on the road for days so who knows what mood we’ll find ourselves in! The rule is, we can’t listen to any of them until we start the trip. I may have already listened to Trampled by Turtles and Bill Monroe accidentally. I’m on a bluegrass/newgrass kick at the moment, so I can’t really be blamed.
Any suggestions of must have road trip music?