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MIXTAPE: Evan Kinkel, Socal Hardcore

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Creative Projects Manager Evan Kinkel unearthed his SoCal hardcore roots for us with this warm weather mix.

“This playlist certainly isn’t representative of what I listen to these days, but I thought it would be fun to make a summer playlist channeling the salt-crusted surf punk kid I used to be growing up in southern California. Black Flag and Agent Orange were mixed tape staples for my drives to the beach. Windows down, speakers crackling, sun on my face, and surfboards in the back of the truck. Looking back it’s hard to imagine what all the angst was about…”

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

I try to get outside as much as possible, preferably on or near a body of water. Surfing, canoeing, swimming; there’s a lot to look forward to during the summer in Oregon.

What is your favorite thing to eat right now in Portland?

The hardest thing about moving to Portland from San Diego was the lack of authentic Mexican food. I live out near 82nd, so I have been able to find a few gems including Mariscos. They have a michelada with shrimp in it, great tacos, and a loud mariachi band on Friday nights.

Favorite corners of the city?

I feel like every quadrant of Portland is changing so much right now, I’m always discovering something new that wasn’t there a week ago. That being said, I love everything that is happening downtown. I like to counter my outdoor tendencies by hanging in the mezzanine at the Ace with an Americano and a good book.

Thanks Evan!