keep music at McCormick & Schmick
Originally published 2/20/2008
The Original McCormick & Schmick, 235 SW 1st Ave, Portland, is a wonderful old Portland business. Lots of wood and history. And a loft, where a pianist always played. Until the company discontinued the music. McCormick & Schmick has grown into a big national chain. Doing fine without live music, I guess. But Beverly Edwards, the current manager at the original restaurant, brought back the live music a year or so ago. Three nights a week at first. But the company told her to cut it to two, and then to one. It's only on Fridays now. And she's afraid they might tell her to cut it again, down to 0 nights.
You can help keep the music going. First, you can email Bev (she asked me to ask you to email her, so that she can pass on to her bosses the messages of support for live music). Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org . Just tell her, in your own words, that you like the music there and would like it to continue.
And second, you can help by coming to hear me there! And you can go hear other musicians there, too, if you want. There is music, for now, every Friday from 6-9 p.m. I play Feb. 29 and March 14, so come on one or both of those dates if you can! Another reason to come: They have great happy-hour food, including the best deal on the best burger in town. Cheers and hope to see you there, SC