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The Shop // Sports Talk Show [Video]

503tv recently had the opportunity to work with a group of locals looking to share their incites via a sports talk show entitled “The Shop.” We’re sharing an extended version of their initial offering which was used as a rough draft of what’s to come.

The unique and challenging part of this venture is that they plan to film each show in a black owned business. This initial show was filmed at Amalfi’s Restaurant & Mercato and featured owner Rashad Floyd as a guest panelist.

First ever Vanport Jazz Festival a huge success!

On August 5th 2017 Portland experienced the first annual Vanport Jazz Festival! 503tv was fortunate enough to be on hand snapping photos and recording video. The event was brought to town by local business man James Taylor.  The high-caliber acts included:

Vanport Jazz Festival Founder James Taylor with Althea Rene’

As with any event in its first year there will always be room for improvement, but the reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

Click here to check out photos from the festival. Next year’s event is dated for August 4, 2018. Stay tuned to the their website for an announcement of the lineup.

Mike Phillips

Althea Rene’

Patrick Lamb


Boney James

Brian Culbertson


Introducing the 1st annual Vanport Jazz Festival! 8.5.17

“Today, the Vanport Jazz Festival intends to carry the torch of those musicians who moved to Oregon for work and filled the air with art.”

2017 acts include:

Saturday August 5, 2017 at Portland Meadows. Doors open at 10:30am. Click Here For Ticket Info!


Away From Home // The Alan Bell Project [Video Interview]

Alan’s Release Date

In March of 2014 we brought you a message from Alan Bell who at the time was an inmate at Columbia River Correctional Institution. We were working on a documentary on recidivism and the impact it has on the families of those locked away and the community as a whole.  The project is a work in progress but here’s a short clip where we combined Alan’s previous interview with one of his lady Becca recorded prior to his release.