Michael and Maia Gersten opened Speck’s Records and Tapes in March 2017. The family owned shop is inviting, unpretentious, and a cozy place to spend rainy days browsing for hidden treasure. Speck’s offers a little bit of everything, without any focus on a particular genre. You’re sure to find some of the essentials as well as a few rarities in the new wave, electronic, rock, and reggae crates. The “tapes” portion of the namesake includes obscure world recordings and spot-on compilation mixes. Speck’s also carried a curated collection of refurbished audio equipment including record players, amps and speakers. On Sundays, live DJs spin in the shop and often the space hosts release parties and other community music events. Speck’s has quickly become a celebrated gem of the Kenton neighborhood, visit them daily 12-7pm.
8216 N Denver, Suite C, Portland, Oregon
Hours: Daily 12pm-7pm