If you could cram everything that is awe-inspiring about Portland into roughly one cubic foot of space that space would be the inside of a cello. My first chance to see the Portland Cello Project was lost in the chaos and haze that was MFNW 2009. Ironically, I just saw this local gem for the first time last weekend in Tri-Cities, WA. And missed most of the show. However, after just a short listen I am renewed in my appreciation for the talent of this group and my determination to see them play an entire show one of these days.