The PDX Beat

The PDX Beat

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The PDX Beat is a podcast that keeps a finger on the pulse of all things Portland, Ore. Hosted by Amado Lumba, our shows focus on food, drink, music, the arts, and local culture.


#64 - Coastal Cascade
Jun 9, 2016 • 33 min
This episode features my chat with Matt Hartman who performs under the moniker Coastal Cascade, including music from his recently released self-titled EP. | Additional music included in this episode courtesy of Sweet Nothing. (Artists retain original …
#62 - Author Chat: Monica Cable
May 12, 2016 • 54 min
Local author, Monica Cable, chatted with me about her upcoming book entitled “If You Were An Alien Would You Want To Live Here: an Alien Hypothesis | 101 Reasons Why Fearing an Alien Invasion is Absolutely Preposterous and 10 That Kinda Make Sense.” |…
#61 - Silenced In The Surf Book Launch
Apr 7, 2016 • 37 min
A live recording I made of fellow podcaster, Sean Barron (of The Portland Cool Podcast), of his interview with local author, Kate Dyer-Seeley, during the launch party for her newest book, Silenced in the Surf. Also featured in the podcast are Anneke Ay…
#60 - Author Chat: Ellie Alexander
Mar 17, 2016 • 33 min
Author, ELLIE ALEXANDER, chatted with me about her writing journey and her book, ON THIN ICING. | Theme music provided by Sweet Nothing, and additional music provided Kai Engel (artists retains original copyright) | Additional vocal work from Danie…
#59 - Redux: The Zone Continuum
Mar 3, 2016 • 30 min
Friend of the show and former guest, Bruce Zick, chats with me about his much anticipated “The Zone Continuum” reboot project. | Theme and additional music provided by https://soundcloud.com/sweet-nothing (artist retains original copyright) | Find more…
#58 - The Vegan Episode
Feb 18, 2016 • 44 min
My good friend and vegan, Janessa, chatted with me about Portland’s vegan subculture. | Theme and additional music provided by https://soundcloud.com/sweet-nothing (artist retains original copyright) | Find more info about the show on our website: …
#57 - The Portland Cool Podcast
Feb 4, 2016 • 29 min
Fellow podcaster, Sean Barron, chatted with me about his own Portland-focused show called The Portland Cool Podcast. | Theme and additional music provided by https://soundcloud.com/sweet-nothing (artist retains original copyright) | Find more info …
#56 - Proletariat Butchery
Jan 21, 2016 • 26 min
In this episode, Zeph Shepard, owner and head butcher at Proletariat Butchery, chatted with me about his journey into the world of craft butchery. | Theme and additional music provided by https://soundcloud.com/sweet-nothing (artist retains original …
#55 - Timothy Blackton: In Case You Missed Him
Jan 5, 2016 • 50 min
Local comedian, Timothy Blackton, visited me in the studio to chat about the Portland comedy scene and he also brought back a special episode of ICYMI (In Case You Missed It). | Theme and additional music provided by https://soundcloud.com/sweet-noth…
#54 - Mixed Tape 06
Dec 9, 2015 • 48 min
This episode includes music from Portland-based musical artists Pure Bathing Culture, Hemmit, clintongore, The von Trapps, Lost Lander, Eyelids, Sama Dams, Grandparents, BLOUSE, Divers, Monarques, Hosannas, and Matt Lande. | Additional theme music pr…
#53 - Author Chat: Kate Kort
Nov 17, 2015 • 20 min
I chatted with Portland author, Kate Kort (http://www.katekort.com), about her debut novel, GLASS. Includes excerpts. | Music included in this episode courtesy of https://soundcloud.com/sweet-nothing (artist retains original copyright) | Find more inf…
#52 - Patternist
Nov 10, 2015 • 31 min
This episode features my chat with Portland musician, Gabe Mouer (a.k.a. Patternist) about his musical journey and his upcoming single, “Dizzy” | Check out his music here on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/patternistmusic | Find more info about …
#51 - Author Chat: Michael Helquist
Nov 3, 2015 • 29 min
This episode features my chat with writer, historian, and activist, Michael Helquist, about his new book, “Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions.” Visit www.michaelhelquist.com for more info and to buy the book! | Music included in this epis…
#50 - The Noted
Oct 27, 2015 • 39 min
THE NOTED’s John Dwyer and Daniel Work chatted with me about their newly-released sophomore effort entitled “Not Far Away,” which features the single “Wait” and my personal favorites “The Moon Is Rising” and “Too Late.” | Find more info about THE NOTE…
#49 - The Peculiarium
Sep 15, 2015 • 30 min
Mike Wellins from The Peculiarium chats with me about his creation that’s helping to keep Portland weird. Theme music provided by https://soundcloud.com/sweet-nothing (artist retains original copyright) Find more info about the show on our websit…
#48 - Salvo Idly
Aug 25, 2015 • 37 min
This episode is a profile of Portland-based duo, SALVO IDLY, whose debut album 81 DAYS is available on iTunes, Amazon Music, CD Baby, and on their website (www.salvoidly.com). Additional music provided by Sweet Nothing. Music from “81 Days” used in…
#47 - Mixed Tape 05
Aug 4, 2015 • 29 min
This episode Includes music from Portland-based bands Fringe Class, The Weather Machine, Kool Stuff Katie, Minden, Fog Father, Cat Hoch, Wishyunu, and Chocolate Cool But Rude. Theme music provided by Sweet Nothing. All artists whose music is featur…
#46 - Hidden History of Portland
Jul 14, 2015 • 32 min
Author and “local historian,” J.D. Chandler talks about Portland’s colorful past, his writings, and a few of Portland’s most mispronounced street names and areas. Music provided by Sweet Nothing (https://soundcloud.com/sweet-nothing), who retains or…
#45 - Nomalicious
Jul 7, 2015 • 19 min
Sean Wiese chatted with me about his subscription box service, Nomalicious, that’s changing the way consumers access artisan foods from all over the U.S. http://www.nomalicious.co Background music provided by https://soundcloud.com/sweet-nothing (a…
#44 - Mixed Tape 04
Jun 30, 2015 • 34 min
This episode contains music from Portland-based bands Bibliothek, Thanks, Old Wave, LEO, Beach Fire, Gold Casio, Psychomagic, Appendixes, and White Glove. These band and many others are part of this year’s PDX Pop Now!’s compilation. Check it out at ww…
#43 - Coco Donuts
Jun 23, 2015 • 31 min
The fine folks from Coco Donuts joined me for this episode to talk about, well, donuts and the business behind producing these tasty treats. Theme music provided by https://soundcloud.com/sweet-nothing (artist retains original copyright) Find mor…
#42 - The Junebugs
Jun 2, 2015 • 29 min
Moses Barrett of @thejunebugs joins me in this week’s episode. Learn about their music and Kickstarter campaign. Theme music provided by @sweet-nothing (artist retains original copyright). All other songs retain original copyrights by their original…
#41 - Mixed Tape 03
May 19, 2015 • 30 min
The third all-music episode, featuring Portland-based musicians The Zags, The Domestics, Albatross, There Is No Mountain, Ghost Towns, Moorea Masa, The Fourth Wall, and Ezra Bell. Theme music is called “Cataracts” by Sweet Nothing. Find more info…
#40 - The Portland Mercado
May 4, 2015 • 19 min
Jamie Melton from The Portland Mercado chats with me about the first Latino public market in Portland, Ore. Theme music is called “Cataracts” by Sweet Nothing. Find more info on our website: www.thepdxbeat.com © 2015, JonSquared Media
#39 - The Alberta Abbey
Apr 25, 2015 • 15 min
Billy Bork from The Albert Abbey chats with me about his unique event/performance venue and collaborative work spaces. Also features music from local singer/songwriter, John Rankin. Theme and additional music by Sweet Nothing. All artists/creator…
#38 - Parking in Portland
Apr 18, 2015 • 33 min
My good friend and hospitality parking management professional, Rick Thompson, joins me in this episode for a discussion on parking in the City of Roses, and the advent of private for-hire transportation companies. Additional Music by Sweet Nothing….
#37 - Mixed Tape 02
Apr 11, 2015 • 33 min
By popular demand, here’s volume 02 of The PDX Beat Podcast “Mixed Tape,” featuring music from Portland musicians Novosti, Natasha Kmeto, Big Haunt, Morning Ritual, Coma Serfs, Fault Lines, The Tamed West, Modern Kin, and Charts. Additional Music: “…
#36 - Easter Weekend Music Jam
Apr 4, 2015 • 14 min
Relax this Easter Weekend to tunes from previous guests Will West & The Friendly Strangers, IanJames, and Bike Thief. Background music provided by https://soundcloud.com/sweet-nothing (artist retains original copyright) Find more info on our webs…
#35 - The Breakfast Episode
Mar 28, 2015 • 13 min
Learn about my recommendations for breakfast in The Rose City! Background music provided by https://soundcloud.com/sweet-nothing (artist retains original copyright) Egg Cracking & Frying on Pan sound effect by https://www.freesound.org/people/Ben…
#34 - Beers of Portland and Oregon
Mar 21, 2015 • 29 min
This week, local beverage consultant and bar manager, Nick Keane, lends his expertise to chat with me about Oregon beer. Background music provided by @sweet-nothing (artist retains original copyright) Find more info on our website: www.thepdxbeat…
#33 - Mixed Tape 01
Mar 14, 2015 • 26 min
This is the very first “Mixed Tape” episode of The PDX Beat, featuring music from Portland musicians Radiation City, And And And, Queued Up, Dogheart, Pony Village, Shayla Carpenter, and Adventure Galley! Additional Music: “Cataracts” by @sweet-noth…
#32 - Water Avenue Coffee
Mar 7, 2015 • 30 min
This episode features my recent chat with Matt Milletto of Water Avenue Coffee (from Portland, Ore.) Theme Music: “Cataracts” by https://soundcloud.com/sweet-nothing (artist retains original copyright) Find more info on our website: http://www.th…
#31 - Shelter Dogs of Portland
Feb 28, 2015 • 23 min
Danni Duggan and Sarah Riddle of Shelter Dogs of Portland chatted with me about their worthy cause. Theme Music: “Cataracts” by https://soundcloud.com/sweet-nothing (artist retains original copyright) Find more info on our website: http://www.the…
#30 - Let’s Talk Jerky!
Feb 20, 2015 • 30 min
In this episode, I chatted with Mike Shur of ShurkyJurky about his Portland-based company’s delicious treats. Plus, comedian, Timothy Blackton, recaps the recent local headlines. Theme Music: “Cataracts” by https://soundcloud.com/sweet-nothing (arti…
#29 - Pub Trivia
Feb 14, 2015 • 39 min
Shannon Donaldson of ShanRock’s Triviology, chats with me about what makes Portland’s premiere pub trivia company tick. Theme Music: “Cataracts” by https://soundcloud.com/sweet-nothing (artist retains original copyright) Find more info on our web…
#28 - Tech Talk & Local Music
Feb 7, 2015 • 22 min
I feature music from local musicians Just Lions, Gallop, and Bad Move. Plus comedian Timothy Blackton recaps the recent news, and I get into a bit of local tech talk with Rich Brueckner. You will also find us on iTunes. Subscribe here: http://bit.ly…
#27 - Cocktail Bars
Jan 31, 2015 • 23 min
Local beverage consultant and bar manager, Nick Keane, joins me again for this week’s installment. This time, we ruminate on distinctly Portland cocktail bars. Some use of adult language. Listener discretion is advised.
#26 - Dive Bars
Jan 23, 2015 • 22 min
Beverage Consultant & Bar Manager, NICK KEANE, joins me in banter about Portland dive bars, and comedian TIMOTHY BLACKTON recaps the recent headlines. #NSFW due to adult language and mature subject matter.
#25 - Portland Tech News
Jan 16, 2015 • 29 min
Inside-Startups.com’s Rich Brueckner chats with me about Portland tech news, and gives predictions for 2015 in the wide world of tech. Plus, a bonus song from Portland-based rock band, Gay Ghost!
#24 - Welcome to 2015!
Jan 9, 2015 • 35 min
First episode of 2015! Featuring food and drink banter with my cohorts, Jennifer Heigl (from DailyBlender.com) and mixologist, Nick Keane.