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The Best Musical Artists From Oregon

Updated 8 Aug 2019 1.5k votes 94 voters 3.1k views101 items

List RulesOnly artists born or raised in Oregon or bands formed in Oregon.

Here are the best artists and bands from Oregon. When you drive around Oregon, you will find it is an incredibly diverse state. You may pass through Portland and see a thriving city landscape and an hour later down the road, you are in the middle of the wilderness. Oregon also has a diverse range of musical artists who have come out of the state. Artists in hip hop, electronic, pop, jazz, rock, country, and blues have made a name for themselves and found fame outside of the Beaver State. 

The best musical artists from Oregon perfectly encapsulate everything great about the state. A lot of people associate Portland with its weird, eclectic aesthetic, and this is seen in various artists who have come from Portland or nearby cities. This includes bands like The Decemberists, The Dandy Warhols, and Elliott Smith. Many of these artists have referenced Oregon life in their songs. For example, The Decemberists sing about Downtown Portland, more specifically the Portland Transit Mall, in their song, "On the Bus Mall." Some of the most popular Oregon artists and bands include She & Him, Everclear, Kutless, and The Slants.

You are bound to find one band, singer, or rapper on this list of famous Oregon musical artists you love. You have the power to tell the world what makes Oregon so great, so start voting for your favorites and add any other artists with Oregon roots.

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