Radical Hospitality.

This month While Rome Burns welcomes back one of our favorite organizations, Rahab’s Sisters, a wonderful group working to create community through radical hospitality with those marginalized by poverty, houselessness, sex work, violence or substance use. This time around we’re bringing in the Jenny Moriarty Experience and The Andventures of Chicken & Dumpling to tickle your musical…

Feed The People, Part 2

This month While Rome Burns continues in our efforts to support local community-based organizations whose mission is to provide support for folks experiencing food insecurity. According to the Oregon Food Bank, The rate of food insecurity (being without access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food) in Oregon is 14.6%. About 552,900 Oregonians are food insecure,…

Feed The People

Not long ago we had the pleasure of meeting D. Bora Harris, activist and one-time political candidate (Multnomah County Chair). Championing the causes of the elderly, homeless people, affordable housing, and the interests of children, Bora, a business specialist and consultant from the black community, told us what her current project is: To help feed folks…

We’re still thankful. Especially for these guys.

We got to know the incredible folks with Red Lodge Transition Services at While Rome Burns‘ first Thanksgiving-proximate show two years ago (I can’t believe we’ve been at this for nearly three years). We were so impressed with their passion, dedication and determination – not to mention the heartwarming support they receive from their community…

A Bouquet of Love in October.

While Rome Burns is pleased to be supporting a wonderful organization with a great music lineup this month featuring The Claes Almroth Trio and Van Riper. As always, 100% of the money we raise goes to our cause-du-jour. This time out it will be 4th Quarter Farm, a wonderful start-up focused on bringing a little…

September is Beautiful Portland Month

While Rome Burns returns from our hot August vacation with a bang-up September show featuring two great acts: The Roadless Travelers and The Twisted 2. As always, 100% of the money we raise goes to our cause-du-jour. In September that would be Beautiful Portland, a non-profit with a mission to ease food insecurity for Portland…

It’s All About Sheila

Those of you fortunate enough to have caught either of Sheila Wilcoxson’s amazing performances at WRB events over the last couple of years know what a special person she is: big voice, big heart, big soul. So it is with sadness that I let you know that Sheila is not well. The bladder cancer she’s…

Making Sure the Kids Are Alright

SMYRC (Sexual Gender and Minority Youth Resource Center) provides a safe, supervised, harassment-free space for sexual and gender minority youth ages 13-23 who participate in positive activities like art, music, community organizing, open mic nights, drag shows, and support groups and receive services including case management, counseling, education, and more. With the goals of increasing academic…

In Our Name

People seeking refuge from unspeakable violence, from abject poverty, from political oppression are imprisoned, deported, or simply turned away – in our name. A generation of young folks – hard-working, talented, studious – is facing the reality that at any time they could be detained and deported to a country they don’t know and may…

Voz is working to protect the rights of day laborers and immigrants.

While Rome Burns, The Go Cats and Michelle Alany want to help. Voz is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working conditions and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity. While Rome Burns is honored to support this wonderful organization at this month’s WRB…