New Record Shop in Portland – Daily Records Review

Stephen and Emily Mackey are the owners of Daily Records, a new record shop in Portland, OR. They are excited to bring vinyl records to Oak Grove and share their love of music with the community.

Stephen from Daily Records
Stephen, the owner of the new record store called Daily Records. Photo by Karen Chow

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Stephen always dreamed of working at Tower Records. His mother instilled a love of great music in him from an early age, taking him to see The Kids Are Alright – a documentary about The Who that left a profound impact on him. After getting a drum set, he decided to imitate Keith Moon and Neil Peart. (Although it sounded more like Animal from the Muppets.) Emily grew up in Central Oregon with a father that took her out of school one time so they could spend the night sleeping on the sidewalk outside the Tacoma Dome. That way, they would be first in line to buy tickets to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band when she was only in third grade. To say that they have a passion for music would be an understatement!

Daily Records Store

The shop is small but mighty, carrying a wide selection of new and used vinyl records, as well as turntables and other audio equipment. They also have a great selection of gifts for music lovers, including t-shirts, posters, and gifts. I had the pleasure of chatting with Stephen while I browsed their shop, and he was so knowledgeable and passionate about music. It was clear that they put a lot of thought into curating their selection.

Daily Records storefront

If you’re a music lover, Daily Records is the store for you. The Who fans will appreciate that it’s named after one of their songs. It stocks new and used vinyl as well as turntables, t-shirts, posters, Funko Pop figurines and hand-made Kamibashi keychains. You can even sell your unwanted vinyl here. Daily Records wants to take a look at your used collection and make you an offer! Come into the store, and meet Emily & Stephen. Daily Records provides a good time for everyone that walks through our door.

Resurgence of Vinyl

In recent years, vinyl records have experienced a resurgence in popularity. While compact discs and digital files were once the dominant format for music, more and more people are turning to vinyl as their preferred way to listen to music. There are a number of reasons for this trend. For many people, vinyl records provide a warmer and more natural sound than digital files. In addition, vinyl records offer a more tactile and nostalgic experience than listening to music on a computer or phone. Holding and looking at a vinyl record while it plays can be a more immersive and engaging experience than simply pressing “play” on a digital file. As the popularity of streaming services has increased, so has the demand for vinyl records. In an age of digital music, many people appreciate the physicality and uniqueness of vinyl records.

Tips for Selling your Vinyl Records

A growing number of music lovers are rediscovering the warm, rich sound of vinyl records. If you’re thinking about selling your collection, there are a few things you need to know in order to get the best price. First, it’s important to assess the condition of your records. Any records that are scratched or damaged will be worth less than records that are in mint condition. Second, research the value of your records before setting a price. A rare record that is in high demand can be worth much more than a more common record, even if it’s in better condition. Finally, be prepared to haggle. Many record dealers are willing to negotiate on price, so don’t be afraid to ask for a lower price if you think it’s fair. By following these tips, you can maximize the value of your vinyl collection.

I left the shop feeling inspired by Stephen and Emily’s story and can’t wait to go back and explore more. If you’re looking for a unique gift for someone who loves music (or if you’re just looking to treat yourself), I highly recommend checking out Daily Records. You won’t be disappointed!


In conclusion, Daily Records is an awesome new shop in Portland OR specializing in vinyl records and audio equipment. The owners Stephen and Emily are extremely passionate about music and have curated an amazing selection of products. I highly recommend checking out the shop for yourself or for unique gifts for the music lover in your life!


Daily Records

16074 SW McLoughlin Blvd, Suite 2

Oak Grove, OR, 97267

They’re located right beside Big Lots.

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