All Ages. Always.

Portland, OR

Supporting creative youth in Portland through all-ages concerts, workshops, and experience navigating the music scene.

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Programming

Inclusive All Ages Shows

An integral core foundation to Friends of Noise is the belief that getting young performers and audience members involved in music is essential to the growth of the local and global music community. That’s why we create lineups with youth and adult artists to create a more diverse environment.

Professional Developement

Friends of Noise provides programs, workshops, and other professional development opportunities for teens and young adults to gain experience with sound equipment, and performing so they are more prepared to navigate the music industry.

Amplify youth Voices

Friends of Noise provides resources, support and mentorship to youth that have something to say. The youth of our community have agency and the self determination to have a positive impact on our community now, not some for off future. So we aim to make sure that they are heard loud and clear.

Fon Talent & Sound Services

Need sound equipment and a sound expert for your next event? We have you and your needs covered. From garden parties to outdoor festivals we have the gear and expertise to make sure that your event sounds great!

Friends of Noise presents on XRAY.fm

Through an exciting partnership with XRAY.fm we have trained and offered radio DJ slots to youth members of our community. Check them out on 2-3pm Mondays on 91.1 fm or on demand at XRAY.fm.org

Help us get a building

Friends of Noise is working to on getting a building as our homebase and All Ages always venue! Were raising money this givig season to help cover the expenses related to getting a brick and mortar space so please click the Give Guide link to donate today!

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Find Your Future Fest

Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 11am – 6pm
  • 11am-4pm – Career fair
  • 4pm – 6pm – Live concert
Location: Parkrose Middle School, 11800 NE Shaver St, Portland, OR 97220

🚀 Get ready to dive into your future with Find Your Future Fest! Join other young explorers like yourself for a day packed with cool career insights, hands-on activities, and real talk with pros. Discover paths you’ve never considered and make new friends along the way. Plus, there’s gonna be live music and free eats! Don’t miss out—come find what’s next for you! 🎉

Registration for participants – click HERE

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Elan Oster Eichler Memorial Fund

It is with a heavy heart that we must share that a beloved member of the Portland Hip Hop natch the entire music community has passed away. Elan Oster Eichler aka Mighty Misc is, and will always be, a soul who’s grace, creativity and love of Hip Hop will impact all who knew him .

As the founder of Hungry Hungry Hip Hop Elan opned the door of the Atlantis Lounge to a community of Emcees and beat makers that were hungry for a space to create, collaborate and show each other love. As an Emcee in his own right, as whomever hears his music can testify, Elan was a lyrical innovator that exemplified the heart of hip hop. 

We here at Friends of Noise were touched when his family reached out to us to establish a way for those that were impacted by his life and his passing to share his legacy with the creative youth that we serve. It is with thier blessing that we have launched the Elan Oster Eichler Memorial Fund as a means to raise funds towards a scholarship program or even help us open our own all ages always venue where young people can follow in Elan’s footsteps and build community with music. To donate please click the collage or use this link

 

 

What We Value

Safer Spaces

We believe that no matter how youth identify, music and self expression should be accessible. At Friends Of Noise, our goal is that no matter who you are, you always feel welcome at our shows and are able to freely enjoy and participate in our region’s music ecosystem. 

all ages always

#allagesalways Here at Friends of Noise, we believe art is a medium for social change; therefore, our mission includes empowering youth through music, poetry and prodution skills to give them the tools to enhance their communities with their creativity.

diversity & Inclusivity

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are principal values that have driven our growth and relevance to the youth that we serve. This is why most of our shows are multi genres so that young audiences from different backgrounds can enjoy music together. 

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FoN Talent & Sound Services

If you and or your organization needs entertainment, FoN Sound Services can help. The teen musical artists are not only extremely talented, they are crowd pleasers as well. By bookingthem for our own all ages shows first we get to vet them and see their creative and professional growth. Need sound equipment and a sound expert for your next event? We have you and your needs covered. From garden parties to outdoor festivals we have the gear and expertise to make sure that your event sounds great! From staging to lights, from microphones to speakers and from tents to generators we have what you need or we’ll get it. Use the button below to request talent and sound services from us!

15,000 young people served

Performers + Safer Spaces + Audience = Community

#allagesalways = #allagesallstages

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They have not only provided the venues and shows but have given kids the opportunity to learn the business aspect of getting gigs, networking and promotion. It is amazing to see how much Friends of Noise has grown and how many students and young adults they have supported these past few years. Friends of Noise presence in the community has brought many youth together with mentors, other youth with the same goals and helped them develop skills needed to become future artist.

- Donna Cruz-Moreno

All Ages. Always.

Friends of Noise is a non-profit organization built on the values of collectivism and restorative justice. We seek to transform the culture of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth access to the music industry.

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