Portlanders who frequent the South Park Blocks have likely noticed a piano outside the Portland Art Museum, beckoning passers-by with the words “Please Play Me!”
Maybe when you passed by, someone was at the keys, fingering out an old familiar tune.
If the piano was empty, maybe you sat down to tap a few notes.
The old brown upright, one of five pianos that have cropped up in public places throughout the city this summer, is the result of a partnership between a Portland musician and a foundation dedicated to bringing music to disadvantaged kids.
It all started last summer, when 29-year-old Megan McGeorge saw a cellist busking outside Al’s Den on West Burnside Street and 13th Avenue. To continue reading, click here.