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Cervante Pope: Coffeeshop Conversation #75 - the making of a music journalist


Welcome back to World Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan in Portland for another in the long line of Coffeeshop Conversations. Hard to believe this is number 75, but it is.

Joining me today is journalist Cervante Pope. You may recognize her from the pages of Oregon Music News which is where she got her start in Portland. These days, however she is also the editor of The Deli, a music webmagazine, a full-time reporter for the Portland Observer, as well as writing for music magazines The Owl, mixdown and free-lancing for the Mercury and Willamette Week.

How did she get t.here?  How did she get to Portland from her native California? And a big question, “What does she have to do in order keep writing in her own special voice while keeping editors happy?’

That’s something she learned a lot about at OMN.

Let’s meet Cervante Pope:


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