Wednesday, July 27, 2022


 NEWS alert:  The Everyday Music Bellingham is changing hands!  I have sold the store and the inventory. Running a store from Portland was no longer manageable for me since my partner in life and the business, Scott Kuzma, passed away in April.  The new owner is Cory Blackwood of Bellingham and I hope for continuing success as a record store in that sweet spot downtown.  Cory will surely put his own stamp on the business in time, including a name change: Ritual Records.  I’m pleased to find someone I can pass the torch to as the Everyday Music empire downsizes.  

An experienced retail manager, Cory has a love of music and appreciates the thrill of finding an original pressing or opening a new record with excitement and care and lowering the needle for the first time (the Ritual!).  I know he will serve Bellingham well. You can still redeem your EM Gift Certificates at Ritual Records for now -  or anytime at the Everyday Music in Portland.  The Times They Are A-Changin’ but change can be exciting.  I’m glad the store is in good hands as I move forward with my life without my smarter half.  Life-changing events are hard but sometimes cannot be avoided.  And for Ritual Records it is just the beginning! So starting August 1 stop by and welcome the new owner and BUY A RECORD!  Thanks for all the good years…Andrea, Jonathan  - you are missed - Rian and all the staff through the years – I appreciate everything you did up there and I will miss having a presence in NW Washington.  


Sarah Hefte

Everyday Music

Friday, April 22, 2022



Here is our plan for Saturday's special release event: Records Store Day !!

·         Fill out your wish list from the Record Store Day site. You can get a printable list at or we will have some blank ones for you at the start of the day.  Fill out the titles you’d like to buy– ranked – and we will collect it (starting at the front of the line and filling them in order) and do our best to fill the first 10 most-desired on your list that we have in stock.  To prevent a single customer from hoarding, say all the copies of the Talyor Swift title, we are only allowing ONE copy per RSD title on Saturday for as long as there still people in line.


        However, you can pick & rank MORE than 10 titles, so if the first three things you want, for example, are already sold out, we can go down your list and fill up to 10 items total.

·          PLEASE REMEMBER THESE ARE LIMITED EDITIONS.  We don’t get everything we ordered, we don’t order everything, and we often don’t get the quantities we ordered. 


        Please be patient…we will pick orders in the order they are received, so once you hand in your list we will number it and you are free to browse around the store.  We will call out your name when your order is ready.

•.       Later in the day when there is no longer people in line we will file the RSD product on the sales floor for you to browse… or ask at the counter what we have and we’ll be happy to help you find something.  You can then also buy multiple copies of the same title.  Again, only after there is no more line.



Thursday, March 10, 2022



 The building that Everyday Music on Sandy Blvd occupies is slated for demolition May 15~ 

Everyday Music at 1931 NE Sandy Blvd. will no longer be accepting used product to buy effective immediately.  You can still bring your CDs/DVDs & vinyl to the Burnside store downtown.  Please remember we ARE NOT A DUMP. We no longer buy "any and all" items brought in.  We will assess your collection as best we can in a time frame that may not be same day or while you wait - depending on store conditions - staffing and backlog of buys.  And we will make an offer dependent on supply & demand and condition, as always.

  • If you have a huge collection (100+ items)  please phone the downtown store first at 503-274-0961.
  • Yes, The Sandy store WILL PARTICIPATE in 2022 (April 23) Record Store Day however, with that new product already on order.

More details to come!