Our busiest, craziest BMP ever
We had another record-breaking Best Music Poll voting year, on top of the last several, and big categories got new winners with huge write-in campaigns. Yes, Portland music fans, we're listening - and next year we'll craft a ballot even more tempting for you. In the meantime, music-makers and -listeners alike can take pride in the energy and diversity in our local scene, supported by venue owners and a huge cast of professionals both behind the scenes and (more visibly) working the boards.
We here at the Portland Phoenix are, as ever, humbled by your enthusiasm about local music, and grateful to everyone who is part of making it better. If your favorites didn't win this year, take that as fodder for voting next year - and check out the folks who did win, especially if you haven't heard them play yet.
_Jeff Inglis, managing editor