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Housewarming gift-guide for your favorite audiophile

By Patricia LoCascio, December 12, 2023

Music can be one of the easiest ways to make a new house feel like home.  Thankfully, Portland has endless resources for the perfect gift for your favorite audiophile.

For the most unique gift:

Memory Den

Do you love the look of a vintage radio but wish you could have the modern convenience of Bluetooth? Memory Den has your solution! They have a collection of over 80 vintage radios that they can upgrade to be Bluetooth compatible. You no longer have to sacrifice style for function and can have the vintage aesthetic of your favorite audiophile’s dreams.

Browse dozens of options on their website here.


For the perfect display:

Wicker Woodworks

While this Portland maker creates some of the most stunning audio storage I’ve ever seen, they also make the sexiest vinyl display shelves.  See for yourself.


Irvington Woodworks

another Portland maker, Irvington Woodworks makes so many wonderful gifts, from cutting boards to coasters, incense burners to plant stands.  But my personal favorite is their record display.  It’s a clean, simple design and with a deeper platform, this display doubles as record storage.


For records and tapes:

Mississippi Records

a personal favorite, this is the coziest record store in Portland.  With a neighborhood vibe, the selection remains expansive.

From their site:
“Depending on who you ask, Mississippi Records has been around for 20 years as of 2023. A rotating cast of characters has contributed release ideas, art, sound, and sweat. We aim to keep prices affordable and horizons wide. We work directly with artists and their families. We release “discarded music of the world”, according to one of our dear friends and mentors, Lonnie Holley.”



Another cozy neighborhood favorite, Speck’s is also great for records but unbeatable for tapes.  And hands down, they have the best Instagram account!

Speck’s Instagam


Patricia LoCascio

Broker | Seniors Real Estate Specialist | OR


I bring something very special and unique to real estate: YOU.

What you get: Unmatched enthusiasm, limitless curiosity, continued commitment, and an unparalleled team. What I do: I am a deeply committed Realtor, a messy painter, an amateur woodworker, a decent knitter, a (very) lazy homeschooler, an intentional cook, an avid soil resuscitator, and a practicing (and stumbling) Buddhist. How I got here: Growing up in New Orleans, moving to Kansas City at 18, living there for 18 more years, I assumed I was just a nomad. I felt like home would always be temporary and I’d always be happiest “in transit”. But Portland has taught me a very important lesson; I was never a nomad, I’d just never been home. This region, this state, and especially this city mean so very much to me. I am raising my children here and growing my food here. I’ve met friends and family alike in this town’s neighbors. This is where I live, this is where I work, this is where I love. Who I love: my partner my five daughters bell hooks Robin Wall Kimmerer Sheri Huber Thich Nhat Hanh Nina Simone Nick Drake You
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