Music loading zones strike right note for Portland bands

The Portland Bureau of Transportation says a new free permit will offer access to Musician Loading Zones outside 16 venues across the Rose City.

A new parking program in Portland will strike a chord for the city's plucky musicians.

Singers and songwriters of all stripes can now apply for a free permit in order to unpack their drums, amps and the rest of the brass band at specially-marked loading zones near popular venues and dance halls.