Vancouvers Terry Currier Music Millennium owner honored by city of Portland

first_imgPORTLAND – Very few things are more “Portland” than Music Millennium.Since 1969, when it first roosted at East 32nd Avenue and Burnside Street, the stalwart record store has played an outsized role in the regional music scene.And its owner, Terry Currier, does little to challenge the idea of what kind of man owns a music lover’s mecca. His office floor is covered with vinyl records and CDs. Music from a stereo carpets the conversations there.The 62-year-old, with a curly mop of hair and a short-bristled ‘stache, looks like a throwback. He speaks with an aloofness of an accomplished rocker. Even his computer, an old block of beige plastic, somehow makes him more rock ‘n’ roll.Saturday is officially “Terry Currier Day” in Portland, as proclaimed by mayor Ted Wheeler. Although he spends the lion’s share of his day there, and his record store has been invaluable to the city’s eclectic personality, Currier is a Vancouver native.Before he owned Music Millennium, he moved to the Lincoln neighborhood, he said, so he could “play my music as loud as I wanted, any time of day, without having to worry about the neighbors.”last_img read more