Pine Street Theater building

Completed in 1928 as a church annex, this Jacobethan-style building in Southeast Portland near Sandy Boulevard went on to host to some of the great names in music history during the 1980s and '90s, including Nirvana, Elliott Smith, Radiohead, Sleater-Kinney, The Replacements George Clinton and Ornette Coleman. Our first interview features local musician Sean Croghan, a singer-songrwiter who graced the Pine Street/La Luna stage with acclaimed bands like Crackerbash. The second interview features restaurateur Ben Dyer, co-founder of the La Luna Cafe, one of many acclaimed food and drink tenants there today.

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In Search of Portland is a continuing journey through the city we love: a celebration of old and new landmarks, and the dreamers who populate them. Each episode is devoted to one special building or place—a sacred ground of sorts—with a focus on its past, present and future.