Welcome to Portland


Here you will find up to date information about what's going on in the WCS Portland Chapter.  It's easy to find who to contact, where to go and when it's all happening!  If you need to reach us, please follow the link below to email the Portland Managers.

Please be sure your membership is current.   RENEW MY MEMBERSHIP.

The Portland chapter is a vital resource to songwriters in the Portland area &  the northwest. Our monthly Performing Songwriter Showcase offers our members the opportunity to share and perform their songs with their peers and community, and to  share in monthly workshops that vary in topic and discussion. Our monthly events are always free to our members, and allow them to showcase their songs at one of the finest listening rooms in the Portland area.


  • FIRST Sunday of the month starting Dec 2, January 6, February 10, March 3, April 7,  May 5, June 2,  July 7
  • Location: Spinella's Off the Wall 436 N Main Ave, Gresham, OR
  • TIme: 5pm
  • Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK)
  • Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)  
  • CONTACT the Portland Managers


Songwriting Competition Prizes

There are 2 winners of the Songwriting Competition each month, Best Song and Best Performance.

  • Best Song of the Month will receive Song Critiques from Buffalo Roadhouse Music;  Additionally, Best Song will be posted on the WCS YouTube Channel as a featured artist. Video file (not YouTube link), song title, location and short blurb with link to website/facebook should be provided to info@westcoastsongwriters.org
  • Best Performance of the Month will receive Performance/Vocal Coaching from Perfect Harmony Music Lessons 
  • A member can win Best Song Of The Month and Best Performance Of The Month twice during a season (with different songs) in each WCS Location. Playoffs are in July to determine Portland Best Song Of The Year. September 6th, the winners of Best Song of the Year from every WCS Location compete at the Finals for WCS Best Song of the Year. Three winners are chosen to perform at the annual WCS Conference in September.

Monthly Winners

Best Song:  
Chris Merril "I Want You Back In My Pictures:
Best Performance:  Chris Merril "Watcha Gonna Do About It"

Best Song:  
Carl Solomon "Play2Win"
Best Performance:  Diane Hurst

Best Song: 
Larry Lotz "Must've Been Love At 1st Sight"
Best Performance: Carl Solomon

Best Song: Larry Lotz  "She Waits For Me" 
Best Performance: Barrie Dempsey


Song of the Year 2017-2018
Diane Hurst  "This is A Question"


Current Season

Portland Location Photos 2016-17

Portland Photos 2012-2016