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Posted: July 7, 2017

A guide to Portland’s street performers

Written by: Ben McCanna

Birds are chirping, bees are buzzing, and buskers are busking. It’s summer in Portland, which means tourists are out in force. And so are the street performers. From Deering Oaks to the waterfront, buskers are everywhere — playing tunes, twisting balloons, or even standing perfectly still. The money is unreliable and the working conditions are hot, but for many of these musicians and artists, taking their talents to the streets is a way to hone their craft, breathe fresh air and meet strange people.

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