bands/musicians List of Famous Bands from Portland

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List of Portland bands, listed by their level of fame. This Portland musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Portland bands are included, as well as many Portland musicians of underground status. This picturesque Oregon city  is known as the home of indie and alternative rock. If a band has cool hair cuts and sings about tress, chances are they are on this list. Bands from every genre are listed here though. Portland has its fair share of rock, pop, punk, metal, hip-hop, and jazz bands throughout its history. From hipster rock to lo-fi folk, this list contains a plethora of niche subgenres too.  

List features bands like Elliott Smith, The Decemberists, and many more

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Portland?" or "What are the best Portland bands?" then this list will answer your questions. 

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Elliott Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Elliott Smith Indie pop, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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The Decemberists is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
The Decemberists Indie pop, Rock music, Folk rock

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Everclear is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Everclear Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock

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Blitzen Trapper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Blitzen Trapper Rock music, Experimental rock, Folk rock

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She & Him is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
She & Him Indie pop, Pop music, Rock music

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Kutless is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Kutless Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Contemporary worship music

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Esperanza Spalding is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Esperanza Spalding Neo soul, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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The Dandy Warhols is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
The Dandy Warhols Rock music, Garage rock, Neo-psychedelia

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Carrie Brownstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Carrie Brownstein Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie rock

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Tommy Thayer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Tommy Thayer Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Brad Wilk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Brad Wilk Rock music, Rapcore, Funk metal

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Black 'N Blue is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Black 'N Blue Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Toxic Holocaust is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Toxic Holocaust Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Black metal

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Pink Martini is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Pink Martini Lounge music, Latin American music, Classical music

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Todd Snider is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Todd Snider Americana, Folk rock, Alternative country

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Khaela Maricich is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Khaela Maricich Indie pop, Pop music, Electro

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The Kingsmen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
The Kingsmen Rock music, Garage rock, Merseybeat

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Quasi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Quasi Indie rock

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Menomena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Menomena Pop music, Experimental rock, Jazz fusion

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Richmond Fontaine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Richmond Fontaine Alternative country

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Hudson Brothers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Hudson Brothers Pop music, Rock music

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Kelly Joe Phelps is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Kelly Joe Phelps Americana, Folk music, Blues

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Jaguar Love is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Jaguar Love New Wave, Dance-punk, Electro

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Hockey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Hockey New Wave, Dance-punk, Rock music

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Epoxies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Epoxies New Wave, Punk rock

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Velvet Cacoon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Velvet Cacoon Dark ambient, Black metal

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Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Quarterflash is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Quarterflash New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

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Agalloch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Agalloch Doom metal, Post-metal, Dark ambient

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Kathy Foster is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Kathy Foster Indie pop, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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Chromatics is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Chromatics Synthpop, Italo disco, Electronic music

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Above the Golden State is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Above the Golden State Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock

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Hazel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Hazel Grunge, Power pop, Alternative rock

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Illmaculate is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Illmaculate Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop

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Pete Miser is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Pete Miser Hip hop music

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The Exploding Hearts is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
The Exploding Hearts Power pop, Punk rock

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The Nice Boys is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
The Nice Boys Power pop

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Hyper Static Union is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Hyper Static Union Alternative rock, Christian rock, Funk rock

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The Leftovers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
The Leftovers Pop punk, Power pop

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Swan Island is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Swan Island New Wave, Rock music, Queercore

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Grails is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Grails Rock music, Instrumental rock, Post-rock

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Susan Raye is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Susan Raye Country

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Laura Veirs is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Laura Veirs Folk music

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Pond is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Pond Emo, Grunge, Alternative rock

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Poison Idea is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Poison Idea Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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Anna Oxygen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Anna Oxygen Synthpop

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Lee Morse is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Lee Morse Jazz, Blues

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Rustic Overtones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Rustic Overtones Ska, Rock music, Jazz

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Heatmiser is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Heatmiser Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Portland
Thanksgiving Experimental rock, Indie rock