Shopping >Everyday Music
1313 W Burnside St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.523042 -122.684860
Neighborhoods: Pearl, Neighbors West - Northwest
Huge selection of very reasonably priced used & new records and CDs across a wide variety of genres. Lots of inventory turnover makes each visit unique. The listening station can help you decide whether to shell out $2 for that semi-obscure 70s soul compilation you’re eyeing.
This massive music store has pretty much anything your ears could ever want. It's good for a long lunch hour browse, or for finding obscure gifts for the music obsessor in your life.
Not as hip as jackpot but great selection – EM has a wide selection of CDs and vinyl, and good used deals on both. The electronic section is lacking, but jazz, world music, and rock/pop have lots to choose from. The staff is helpful if solicited but not overly friendly (but what record store employees really are?). New vinyl is expensive but listening stations are conducive to hands-on browsing. There are sometimes great finds in used DVDs too (films and TV series) and the "Just Arrived" sections for CDs and DVDs cause random finds you otherwise might not be searching for.
A Portland Mainstay! CD's, DVD's and Vinyl... and more. – New and used music stores seem to be going the way of the 8-track tape. We've lost Ozone three times now (the original, Ozone UK, and O3), Turn Around Sound, Django's, Tower, and now Music Millennium West. Now could not be a better time to praise a mainstay, Everyday Music. In the ten years I've shopped at EM, I've seen staff come and go. For the most part, they are knowledgeable about music across the board. I once witnessed a customer hum a song to the clerk, who in turn called the Sandy store and hummed it to the clerk on the other end, trying to figure out what that song was until another customer chimed in with the answer. That moment alone breaks down the rather impersonal warehouse-like vibe. EM hits it for being open late everyday. Although vast, the selection ebbs and flows depending on the used cd selection, and if you come up empty one day, two days later you may have found everything you wanted and more. Take a careful look; I often find the CD I came for not on the racks, but below in the overstock. The wall of used DVD's rotates as do the used CD's so check back often. EM also carries new and used vinyl, and the time I found the Repo Man soundtrack on cassette for a buck fifty made my night. With Music Millennium West about to be history, the always anticipated in-store goes with it. It'd be nice if EM made some space for touring bands to put on a short set. With the Crystal Ballroom just across the street, you know bands are stopping in anyhow to grab a couple of new tunes for the tour bus. EM is a recommended trip for all types of music, and time for browsing (and listening) is mandatory.
You can shop for music here 15 hours a day, 365 days a year. – In Short
If you're still trying to get New Kids off your hands, check out Everyday Music. New CDs, vinyl, and posters are also available. For those who like to listen before they buy, EM offers several stations where any CD in the store can be sampled. The clerks will make an offer on every used CD brought in, which means EM has one of the best selections of used CDs in town. There's also a Jazz and Classical store right next door.
Definitive Music Collection in town – I know, if I'm looking for pretty much anything, the end of the line is always going to be Everyday music. And, to make matters ever better, there's times where it comes through with used cds too. The real place where Everyday excels is for the browser. I can look through the current bins anytime and come away with a handful of titles worth buying. Sometimes, I can spend hours on end browsing. The inclusion of a seperate Jazz and Classical store (for the Burlingame location) is excellent.
Finally, the ability to take ANY cd off the shelfs and bring it to the front for a pre-purchase listen is crucial. How other stores don't do this, I'll never understands. I can even listen to one of the many LP titles which reside in the back. Everyday is the complete music store.
love this place – This place is huge and has the biggest selection I have ever seen! The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed. Selling and buying used CD's is a breeze. Definitely a good place to go for those hard-to-find buys.
Look no further – If it can be had in Portland, EM has it! I'm a lot more selective in my music purchases these days, which translates to "obscure and picky." Only on a few occasions have I not found the artist/album I'm looking for, and then I had to track it down via the web. They have regular rotation of their selections (which they keep up to date), but most importantly their staff loves music. Your not going to find the wage-slave bop-do glam rocker behind the counter who thinks that punk rock began with Green Day. These are people who know better than you what you're listening to.
Know before you buy... – Better selection than most, both new and used, including world music and other less popular genres. And you can try anything before purchasing. Still, if it can be found at Best Buy, Fred Meyers, or Target, get it there because you will pay more at Everyday Music. But it's a great place to browse and no megastore will beat the price of used CDs.
Great music for a low price – Ya like music and ya like to find it cheap? This is a good place to be. Whenever I need to find cheap and/or out-of-date tunes, this is the store I go to. The employees are friendly and knowledgeable about music if you have any questions. With two monstrous locations in Portland and treasures hiding everywhere, any music lover could get lost.
EM Rocks!!! – Such a cool store. You could spend hours in here digging through the used cd's, you never know what your going to find. I hardly ever buy new anymore, chances are you can find whatever you are looking for at EM, with a little work. They have a great selection, and multiple locations, all of which are stocked with mass quantities of cd's, records, and tapes.
Cheap tunes – this is the best place to buy used cds, dvds, records or whatever.
also great to just browse and listen to whatever is playing.
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