Stumptown DJs and DJ Denis were so great and easy to work with. They provided music for a prom for GLBTQ youth , and did really good about being flexible with us and our youth. Denis read the crowd really well and kept energy high all night. They were also really expressive of their support for GLBTQ people and organizations. Really rad, overall.

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Located in the heart of Portland, we provide customers with an affordable, professional and talented DJ service that's simple, flexible and fun for everyone. 
Our services range from $150 to $200 per hour. Prior to your event you get: 1. Free initial phone consultation. 2. Free event planning (upon receipt of signed contract and deposit). 3. Free online music database (to create your own playlist). On the day of your event we provide: 1. An organized and professional DJ. 2. A quality sound system, mixing board and laptop. 3. Two handheld microphones (1 wired, 1 wireless). Lapel mic available upon request. 4. A high quality, multicolored and sound activated disco light. 5. Free set-up and teardown. 6. All DJs are capable of MCing at NO additional charge. 7. All of our DJs have over 18,000 songs on-hand, so we can play just about anything. We specialize in 80s, 90s, Hip/Hop, Big Band/Jazz, Alternative, Country, 50s, 60s, 70s, Soul, Indie, Top 40, and Classic Rock. We also have a decent collection of Old School Rap, Dubstep, House and other Electronic music. After your event you can expect: 1. A follow-up email and/or phone call. 2. A final email with links for you to post reviews on various sites (e.g., Yelp, Facebook, WeddingWire and Google Places).


DJ - Frequently Asked Questions
What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Describe your DJ style:
Our DJs are all professionally trained for weddings and have plenty of DJ experience under their belts. Every DJ has their own style.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
No there isn't. The only limit is the amount of time we have to play them all. We have had brides list every song that they want to hear and we've had some pick out only a few for their special dances and we play the rest. We always suggest that couples pick out about 10 to 15 must have songs as well as their special dance songs. Then we ask them to tell us what genres they want to hear and which ones they don't. We even tell them to be specific with songs they don't want to hear on their special day. This is very important so that we don't play something that brings up bad memories or is considered inappropriate to them or their guests. We have current database that is over 18,000 songs and growing weekly. When someone books us, they get instant access to our entire database and can listen to each and every song they want to hear at their wedding as well as create their own playlist.
What is your usual attire?
Our usual attire is shirt, tie and sport coat. However, we will accommodate any reasonable request for attire. However we do not wear tuxedos, it is just not our style, plus we don't want to overshadow any of the wedding party do we? :-)
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it? No we'll get any song that the guests or the couple needs even if it is requested 30 seconds before we play it. All of our DJs take requests on a regular basis and have purchase many songs for clients during various receptions. The key is to have a good Wi-Fi connection at your venue, if we don't have that, we can just play from our 18,000 song database.
How many other DJs do you work with?
We currently have 5 DJs on staff. We also have strong relationships with other DJ companies in the area. If we can't provide you the service that meets your needs, on the date you need it, we will recommend you to someone that can.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
During the off season - November through April: 2 hours
During wedding season - May through October: 4 hours
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Ofcourse and we recommend it. We will meet with our clients anywhere. We try to make it convenient for both the DJ and the client. So it is usually at coffee shop in the PDX area after work hours. However, we have met with plenty of clients during the day too.

For those whom are from out of town or are just trying to be a little more Green: We will event meet with you via Skype to talk and discuss your wedding.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
We don't specialize in any of those events. However we have done a few Quinceras.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
We recommend that they do. There are always a few songs, genres, or artists that clients don't want to hear, we just want to know what those are ahead of time and we make sure to ask.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Of course, and we always have back up equipment on hand as well. Our set up is very clean and neat without a lot of table clutter. We have three speakers, a laptop, a small mixer board, an amplifier and a wireless microphone receiver.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We offer a high quality, multicolored and sound activated disco light. It's included in all our services. It's simple, clean and fun. Once again, we don't like to have a lot of clutter. :-)
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
Our set up takes about 30 minutes. All DJs are required to set up 1 hour in advance so we usually have 30 minutes to spare to make sure everything is dialed in. All of our equipment is portable and easy to move around so if we have to move, it's not a problem and this happens quite often with the ceremony usually being outside and the reception being indoors. It's best that site have a table and chair for us but we will always bring one if needed.

The most important thing is for our DJs to have the proper power outlets, ones that are not on the same circuit as the decorative lighting for the evening. I can't tell you how many times this happens. So we always remind clients to insure that we have good outlets, and that makes the night go smoothly for everyone.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
No we don't, we don’t take up a lot of room. Our set up is only about 10ft by 5ft footprint.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No we don't. Clients are not paying to be advertised to. We do however, usually keep some business cards on hand in case anyone wants to have us at their wedding next.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
We usually MC all of our events. However, on occasion, the couple will have a pre-appointed MC for the evening and we don't mind. We are there for you on your day to make announcements, provide fun and play good music. If you want us to do less or more, we will, it's your day.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
A change of music usually does it but if the crowd needs a little verbal motivation we have no problem coaching people onto the dance floor.

We do have clients, from time to time, that don't want us to say anything other than make announcements and that's fine with us. It's your day. :-)
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Our DJ is at the DJ table the whole evening with the exception of bathroom breaks or helping the bride and groom coordinate the next event for the evening. If he or she leaves the table, they make sure that the song is long enough to cover the time they are gone.

As for meals, it is customary for the bride and groom to provide a meal for the DJ. The DJ will usually eat at his table while everyone else is eating and dinner music is playing. However, if the couple does not provide a meal, the DJ will come prepared and eat prior to the event.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
All music is recorded so this question doesn't make sense. However, like I said above, if for some reason the DJ needs to leave the table, they will make sure that a long enough song is being played that will allow them to do so.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We have strong relationships with other DJ companies in the Portland metro area. If we can't provide you the service that you need and on the date that you need it, we certainly will recommend someone that can. In other words we always have a DJ 911 phone # on our speed dial.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Not usually, this happens once in a blue moon. In other words, it never happens and if it did we would tell the client prior to ever booking us.
What is your overtime rate?
Its the same as our standard rate, $150 to $300 per hour. If you want us for only 30 minutes more, then divide our rate in half and that's how much more we will charge.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Yes if it's outside of the Portland city limits. We charge a flat $.50 per mile from our company headquarters. It's not much, and it just covers gas for our DJs to get to and from your wedding.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Our deposit is 50% of your total booking and goes towards your final balance. When you contact us about an event, we'll save your date for 7 days after contacting us. When you sign our contract and pay your deposit your date is officially booked.

Thanks for reading all this and we look forward to being your wedding DJ.
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

80 Reviews

Ambar, Event Date: 02/07/2015
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

I went with Stumptown DJs for my husband's surprise birthday party. Matthew was super prompt with emails and phone calls, provided great suggestions, and made the booking and payment process REALLY easy. Based upon what I was looking for, he recommended DJ Drew for the event. HE WAS FANTASTIC!!!! He touched base with me the week before the party and ran through the plan with me. We made a playlist from their online database, and DJ Drew reviewed it and played songs from it and other songs within our style - we loved loved loved him. Andrew really has the sweetest personality, and his music and mixes were awesome! The dance floor was nonstop, and everyone had a blast!! Our friends were saying they haven't danced like that in ages :) and my husband can't stop raving about his surprise party...it was SO MUCH FUN thanks to the awesome music by Stumptown/DJ Drew!

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Elizabeth, Event Date: 09/14/2014
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Casey and Matt were both amazing to work with. They made our fundraising event festive and lively, and were extremely flexible with last minute changes. Thanks for making our event memorable.

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Private User, Event Date: Recent
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 4.0 Professionalism: 4.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Stumptown is very easy to work with and provide great quality music, fast set-up, fast take down and adaptability to the environment is amazing.

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Kevin, Event Date: 05/03/2014
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

The Prom last Spring was the first time our school has used Stumptown DJs for an event. They are the most professional and accommodating special event company that we have ever used. The choice of music, the interaction with the students, and the responsiveness to music requests was outstanding. We look forward to working with them again for this years prom.

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