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The Portland Piano Company Story

Portland Piano Company, formed by Mitch Paola and his staff in 2013, is a company built on the strong conviction that their long history of supporting the local music community must continue. When Sherman Clay announced they would be closing their store in Portland, a difficult decision for all involved, Mitch and his crew unanimously agreed without hesitation that their desire was to remain committed to music in Portland. Plans for a new store began to take shape soon after. It was the next logical step for Mitch, whose passion for music lead to his decision to join the family business, Moe’s Pianos, 30 years ago. Moe’s Pianos is named after Maurice (Moe) Schuster, Mitch’s grandfather, a violinist with the symphony who loved to rebuild pianos.

In 1989 Moe’s Pianos became part of the Sherman Clay family and Mitch stayed on as General Manager, a position he’s held for the past 25 years. After 30 years on Southeast Woodstock, Sherman Clay/Moe’s Pianos moved to the newly developed Pearl District in 2003 situating itself in a beautifully renovated 18,000 square foot building, complete with piano workshop and a 125 seat recital room. Upon completion of their lease in 2013, the owners of Sherman Clay, a family owned business since 1870, ultimately decided not to renew their lease, downsize their operation and leave the Portland market.

Today Portland Piano Company continues the ongoing commitment to provide the highest quality sales and services by offering quality new pianos and used pianos for every budget and special event pianos through Moe’s Pianos Concert & Event Rentals. Mitch and his staff are excited about this next chapter in our history and invite you to experience our extraordinary attention to detail and friendly, professional service.

Shop Pianos

We have the largest collection of premium new and used pianos in the northwest, brands such as… Fazioli, Grotrian, Baldwin, Kawai, Steinway & Sons, Yamaha, and many more.

Linda and I want to thank Mr. Llafet for his kindness and excellent customer service working with us in testing and ultimately purchasing a beautiful Baldwin piano. His gracious and gentle approach reviewing inventory and explaining specific facts about each piano we examined made working with and purchasing a piano from PPC delightful and fun.
— Rob & linda


Rent A Piano

We offer pianos to rent for events and other occasions. Contact Malia for details - (503) 894-2668 malia@portlandpianocompany.com.

They found the perfect used piano for my family and treated me like I was buying their top of the line Grand. Much better value than I found on Craigslist…PP stands behind their merchandise, they tune it, arrange delivery, the works! I love the fact they are locally owned. Nice people. Great value.
— leslie b.

Piano Services

Our complete line of piano services includes tuning, repair and restoration, purchase or consign, rentals, moving, and storage.

I purchased an exquisite grand piano from Portland Piano. It was a very pleasant experience and easy transaction all around, and the after-sales service has been superb. Portland Piano carries most of the best brands in the world (and probably the best brand in the world). PP is as top-notch as its pianos! Thank you, Brenda and Mitch, for being so pleasant and accommodating.
— robert l.