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XRAY.FM would like to acknowledge the following partners for contributing to our station.

These forward-thinking organizations had the vision to support the growth of purpose-driven, independent media in Portland and beyond. We are deeply appreciative for their help! Please support these organizations and patronize these businesses whenever you have the chance. And when you do, tell them XRAY sent you!

If you would like to explore partnership opportunities with XRAY, including sponsorship and/or on-air underwriting, please fill out the interest form on the right or send an email to underwriting@xray.fm with any goals you have for a partnership.



Located in Southeast Portland on the corner of 56th and Foster, Slingshot Lounge offers an expansive game room, scratch cocktails, and a craft kitchen with a full menu until 2am. Happy hour available weekdays from 3 to 7, and brunch weekends from noon to 4. Slingshot Lounge: Decentralizing Portland since 2007.
North Coast Pinball is Nehalem’s little pinball lounge (and kite shop), Serving Oregon's north coast since 2021. We're a cozy little spot with a warm and welcoming vibe and the largest, most diverse, and best-maintained collection of modern and classic pinball machines we know of on the west coast.
MetroEast Community Media
MetroEast uses media to invigorate civic engagement, inspire diverse voices and strengthen community life. Based in Gresham, they provide access to equipment and affordable training for community members interested in expressing themselves through video.
Wayfinder Beer
Wayfinder Beer, home of the “Party Time” pilsner. Award-winning adult beverages and bites await you on their elevated patio at 304 Southeast Second Avenue in Portland. Wayfinder is now open 7 days a week, Sunday through Thursday Noon to nine, and Weekends from Noon to 10 PM.
¿Por Que No? strives to support our local economy, whether it means using line caught fish and local meats or remodeling with recycled materials. We have traveled from the Pacific Coast of Mexico to the mountains of Oaxaca to share the flavors and the essence of what we found. In the end, it’s all about the food and the community of people who enjoy it!
As the Northwest's only vinyl record manufacturing facility, Cascade is committed to serving Portland's independent recording artists and record labels. Cascade Record Pressing - Local manufacturing for local music. For more information, visit cascaderecordpressing.com.
Portland’s Human Access Project (HAP) was conceived in November 2010 by founder and Ringleader, Willie Levenson. He simply wanted to swim in the Willamette River and got a little carried away. HAP is a volunteer-driven, grassroots advocacy group dedicated to helping people “get into their river." As river advocates striving to get things done, they’ve often made waves at City Hall and elsewhere – asking questions, pushing initiatives, forming relationships, and building support for more Willamette River access and beaches in Portland.
Providing Portland with an extensive selection of records, tapes, and CDs since 1969. Located at 3158 E. Burnside. More information, store hours and a schedule of in-store performances at musicmillennium.com.
The Laurelhurst Theater became part of Portland's cultural and architectural history when it first opened in 1923. The original single screen could seat 650 people and was one of the first art deco style theaters of the period. Over the years the Laurelhurst has been added onto and now offers four auditoriums with modern amenities but still maintains its classic appeal. Now celebrating our 12th year as a theater and pub.
MusicPortland is the united voice of Portland’s music economy. They're a grassroots trade association and advocacy group, whose mission is to make Portland a better place to work in music. Their membership draws from all corners of Portland music—from musicians and labels to producers and venues—in an effort to create economic opportunity for all.
Opened by Rick Spielman and his son Raf, Spielman has been serving high quality boiled and baked bagels and coffee since 2011. Visit their flagship store at SE 21st and Division, or one of the other shops located at NW 23rd and Lovejoy, NE 22nd and Broadway or in Multnomah Village.
Originally sprouting from DJ Bobby D's XRAY show, Night School, the Albina Music Trust is preserving North Portland’s music culture with programming that documents the Black community’s oral history, archival media, and special events. In collaboration with Albina musicians, founders Bobby Smith and Calvin Walker have brought to light a definitive catalog of historic regional music and the memories of its creators.
Portland's Rum Club has been a perennial favorite for industry folks looking for a post-shift drink since Mike Shea first opened the bar in 2011. Shea worked behind dance club bars before teaming up with his best friend, Kevin Ludwig (of Beaker and Flask fame) to open a cocktail bar with one of the most extensive rum selections in town and off-the-beaten path modifiers including a collection of 5 different orange liqueurs. Many of the cocktail ingredients are made in-house, including a passionfruit syrup, mulled wine grenadine, and house-recipe tonic water.
Launched in partnership with XRAY in 2018, The Numberz is a radio station committed to carving out space in media for Black Portlanders, in a city where gentrification has played a significant part in scattering their voices and neighborhoods. Listen to them on air in East Portland at 96.7 FM, streaming online at thenumberz.fm, or under the 'Family' tab on the XRAY app.
The Sou’wester Historic Lodge and Vintage Travel Trailer Resort is a hodgepodge of accommodation types including suites, cabins, vintage travel trailers, RV & Camping spaces on the Long Beach Peninsula in historic Seaview, Washington. They offer fully self-contained as well as minimal contact stays. Just a few blocks from the beach, the Discovery Trail, and just 15 miles from Astoria, Oregon.
The Alberta Abbey is a non-profit venue nurturing the arts in NE Portland by providing affordable studio and performance spaces and diverse programming for the community.
Portland’s log cabin of live music, featuring food, drinks, and a whole lotta wood. Proudly part of the lower East Burnside neighborhood, Doug Fir Lounge is open 7 days a week from 7am until late.
Volume Bomb Block Party 6 is happening Saturday August 26th from 3pm to midnight. With 57 local Portland bands playing 5 different stages on 48th and Hawthorne for all day punk rock debauchery! See the whole lineup at volumebomb.com
Since opening in the late ’90s, this pioneer of local ink parlors (P-town claimed fewer than 10 tattoo shops when Atlas opened, compared to around 83 now) has been our tat-crazed town’s de facto skin engraver of record.
Located in Portland’s Historic Mississippi District: the acclaimed former neighborhood Baptist church turned recording studio turned music venue. The venue offers show-goers incredible acoustics and sight lines. We also smacked Bar Bar right onto the side the of Mississippi Studios back in 2010. Bar Bar is home to one of the best burgers in town. It is a fun spot which has two large outdoor covered patios, indoor seating, and a secret garden way in back.
Flutter opened its doors in 2006 and is located on Mississippi Avenue in North Portland. Flutter, true to its tagline, is a delightful disarray of found objects and clutter. With its peacock blue walls, sparkling chandeliers and charming displays, this elegant shop combines classic, vintage and one-of-a kind items from around the world.
Making Vinyl, CDs, Custom Shirts and more for Portland artists and small businesses since 1993. For more info and to browse products, visit Cravedog dot com. Cravedog: A Brand's Best Friend.
Oregon Humanities offers programs and publications that help Oregonians connect, reflect, and learn from one another. Each year, they offer hundreds of public conversations and programs across the state, train and support dozens of discussion facilitators, and award grants and fellowships that help people connect, reflect, and cultivate a stronger sense of agency in their communities. They publish stories that explore the thoughts, perspectives, and experiences of Oregonians, especially those who have been ignored, generalized, or oppressed.
Portland Opera
The Portland Opera aims to gather and inspire audiences, artists, and collaborators to share opera experiences that enliven and connect us all, enhancing the cultural landscape of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Learn more and see show schedules at PortlandOpera.org.
A Portland based non-profit that provides a creative space for homeless youth to build healthy relationship-centered communities through music and art activities.
A pinball bar in the Hollywood neighborhood offering a menu with curated sandwiches and Tex-Mex inspired food offerings, craft cocktails, all-you-can-play pinball with over 20 rotating machines, and home to Portland's only weekly co-op pinball league. Located at 3728 NE Sandy Blvd.
The historic Crystal Ballroom -- now over a century old -- is one of those rare concert halls that can point to a proud, diverse history while also laying claim to an ongoing musical legacy. Every time you enter this majestic ballroom, let your imagination sense the tremors resonating from a century's worth of gatherings, and realize that you are joining a thriving, generations-long procession of show-goers.
B-Line Urban Delivery, proudly supporting XRAY FM. B-Line also supports local business with affordable access to zero emission delivery, warehousing and advertising service. Learn more at b-linepdx.com.
Founded in 1999, Street Roots is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization in Portland, Oregon, that creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.
Show Bar is a lovely venue-within-a-venue of Revolution Hall, the grand structure originally built in 1906 (and rebuilt in 1924 after a fire) that housed Washington High School students, including such luminous alumni as Linus Pauling and James Beard. Their Library Room features a gorgeously-lit stage with state-of-the-art sound for intimate performances and audience capacities up to 250. Show Bar offers a heated outdoor patio and a full bar, and their burgers are renowned.
Friends of Noise is a non-profit, educational, all-ages organization. Their mission is to provide safer and productive spaces for all-ages concerts, focused arts education, and leadership opportunities for youth with a focus on providing marginalized youth and youth of color access to performative creative expression. Check out their weekly show on XRAY Mondays at 2pm!
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The Northwest Film Center is now the Portland Art Museum's Center for an Untold Tomorrow - still offering classes, summer camps, artist services, and screenings challenging for whom, by whom, and how cinematic stories are told.
CCC PDX is Portland's freshest bicycle food delivery service delivering to the Portland metro area in an hour or less, deliver 7 days a week from 7am-10pm, lunch, dinner and everything in between. More information and a list of local eateries they work with can be found at PDXCCC.com.
Fluff & Gravy Records is a full service record label and recording studio based in beautiful Portland, Oregon. Check out our artists, buy albums, and contact us for studio availability. Specializing in Indie Folk, Indie Pop, Garage Rock, Psychedelic Americana, and whatever else you got.
Kickstand Comedy is a nonprofit theater that strives to provide programming and educational outreach that helps people laugh, connect, and create together. Guided by a diverse and dedicated Board of Directors, we work tirelessly to advance our organizations mission + vision, develop performers, create hungry fans, and strive to make Portland comedy undeniable!
PDX Jazz is the largest organization presenting jazz performances and associated education programming in the Pacific Northwest. They present a two-week, multi-venue citywide jazz festival each February celebrating Black History Month that includes ticketed and free performances, films, artist conversations, lectures, masterclasses, exhibitions, and jam sessions; flanked by year-round seasonal concerts.
New Deal Distillery has been proudly crafting small-batch, award-winning spirits in Portland’s Southeast industrial district since 2004. We offer a wide range of spirits made from natural, high-quality ingredients and distilled on our custom copper still. New Deal can be found at liquor stores, farmer’s markets, restaurants, bars, and our tasting room at 900 SE Salmon. Visit us and sample what we’ve been up to lately.
A physical paper, toner, and staples zine dedicated to horror films, books, comics, bands, and events. Available at comic book stores all over the Portland metro and online at StapledSpine.com
A true classic in every sense, the historic Hollywood Theatre is being renovated and even improved as the years reel on. If only the people who were here for the Theatre’s Prohibition-era silent film premiere in 1926 could see it now. Their jaws would drop (and so might their beer).
Launched in 2017 in partnership with XRAY, KXRW is a station committed to serving and highlighting local voices in Clark County. They're an independent, volunteer-run, values-driven, community-supported organization dedicated to delivering quality programming with an emphasis on local voices. Listen to them live on 99.9 FM in Vancouver, WA, online at kxrw.fm, or on under the "Family" tab on the XRAY App.
Holocene is a music + arts venue, nightclub and events space in the core of inner-SE Portland. Since the summer of 2003, Holocene has been hosting touring acts from folk to minimal techno, Portland’s own most exciting musicians, unforgettable dance parties, and all manner of arts and multimedia parties that blur the line between highbrow and down-and-dirty.

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