Joy and Delight

“Just a brief note to try to put into words the joy and delight I experienced yesterday after the exceptional tour through Classic Pianos … and the sincere and genuine enthusiasm and hospitality you evidenced … I walked by the store and got the urge to come in, and the magic began the moment I stepped inside and experienced the warmth of its environment.”

Bob Cochran
Portland, Oregon


“I have known Maurice Unis, and some of his associates, for over twenty-five years. His understanding of technical rebuilding and piano restoration is, in a word, ‘unparalleled.’ The rebuilding of vintage Steinways at Classic Pianos is the finest of any store I’ve ever seen.”

Mark Westcott
International Concert Pianist and Teacher
Portland, Oregon


“I had a terrific piano buying experience at Classic Pianos. Brian was patient and never pushy as I visited multiple times over the course of a few weeks. He listened to my (somewhat evolving) wish list and worked hard to find the perfect instrument for me …”

Google review

Wonderfully Supportive

“The staff at Classic Pianos are incredibly knowledgeable and were able to recommend pianos appropriate for our use at Mountainside HS – both in terms of their use and our budget! They are also wonderfully supportive of the wider music education community and have provided great service and value with the piano rentals provided to Solo & Ensemble events around the state. For outstanding service, exceptional knowledge, and just wonderful people, you can’t do better than Classic Pianos!”

Jeremy M. Zander
Director of Bands
Mountainside High School
OMEA President-Elect

Magical Musical Connection

“It is an absolute joy to walk into the lobby of Artists Rep and, as audiences are leaving a show, one sits down and plays the piano for a while. Last week a huge group of high school students gathered round while one of them played.

Classic Pianos has gifted us with that type of magical music connection, and I am forever grateful!”

Susannah Mars
Music Events Specialist & Resident Artists
Artists Rep


“As an adult fulfilling a lifelong desire to play the piano, I was incredibly inspired by the best selling book, ‘The Piano Shop on the Left Bank.’ The book opened a whole new world to me. The first time I walked into Classic Pianos and found myself amidst the beautifully restored vintage pianos, I felt as if I might be in Paris and that I had discovered a similarly passionate world of piano right here in Portland.”

Widney Moore
The Pearl District; Portland, Oregon
Steinway & Sons M from the Classic Collection

Reviews From Google Customers

  • Nozomi Imade ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Professional musician and amazing knowledge! We visited here for our fund raiser concert. Fred Riley guided us to their shop and made a wonderful tour for us. I love their passion, deep knowledge and friendly personality. I decided to purchase … More a grand piano in the future from him. Highly recommend for Fred! It's not enough for just 5 stars, we need more!!
  • Meredith Hamm ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    Classic Pianos is absolutely the best. When I first met Fred Riley he asked me where I was from. Given my voice, he figured I was from the midwest. While I am not, my mother is, and I carry some of heritage of a good Minnesota accent. I … More thought, "Boy, this guy has a good ear!"To me, this is core to what sets Classic Pianos apart. I bet Fred could describe the accents of all the pianos, as well! Each instrument has its own personality, even aside from its brand name and year. At Classic Pianos, finding someone an instrument is an act of matchmaking.During my visit, it was fun to hear other visitors playing. People come from far away to buy a piano here. There was also a young girl having a lesson with her teacher. She is apparently an extremely gifted young person for whom having a terrific instrument to play on is important and Classic Pianos makes that happen. Wow. This place just oozes piano culture.And, even if your budget is on the low end, this is the place to go. Their prices are beyond fair and the used pianos are in so much better shape than those I have found elsewhere.Can you tell I like Classic Pianos? I want to go over there right now....
  • Andrew Chang ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    Kept driving by on my commute and finally decided to stop by to check out this store. Fred Riley is knowledgeable and experienced in the area of piano sales, engages with the community hosting concerts in store, and captures the true spirit … More and energy of music.
  • Maria Brinker ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    We were referred to Fred Riley at Classic Pianos by our piano teacher. He found me the most most beautiful piano. I can’t tell you how excited my daughter and I are to play this gorgeous Yamaha piano! Fred was so helpful and knowledgeable. … More He was also super fun to work with. I’ve been waiting for this moment for about five years when I had to finally say goodbye to my childhood piano. Thank you Fred!
  • Jonathan A Zurcher ★★★★★ a month ago
    Gateway Church purchased a Young Chang Grand Piano from Classic Pianos in 2010 after fundraising by our congregation. We have been very grateful to be able to use this instrument for our services the last several years! I called today to … More check on it's value for our insurance company and Fred promptly returned my call.Thank you Classic Pianos for serving us well!
  • Leo Liu ★★★★★ a month ago
    Went to classic pianos and got the beautiful Yamaha from Fred. He later came in and tuned the piano perfectly. Excellent service. He even helped us move the piano around.
  • Foley Hund ★★★★★ a month ago
    To Fred, Dave, front staff ... et al and thank you Maurice Unis who collectively from the moment I arrived at the Portland store were incredibly polite, professional, helpful, and sincere. I really can not think of a business model I ever … More experienced that measures up to the standards as demonstrated by Classic Pianos in Portland Oregon. Truly the highest standard in customer focus and service in presenting their inventory, attending to the customers needs and wants, attentive listening, and following through after a purchase. One could write a glowing Harvard case study for marketing and service. Prost
  • Chrissy Skillrud ★★★★★ a month ago
    Fred is outstanding. He has extreme attention to detail and is incredibly nice. Obviously very talented and an expert in the field.
  • Xuli Gong ★★★★★ a month ago
    Fred is nice, interesting guy, and always so patient. All my family like him.

Excellent Service

“Amazing! Incredible! After 20 years of not playing I met Rick at the store and his tour was so inspiring I decided that I wanted a new piano on the spot. Such excellent service and a great financing deal. No regrets! Thank you Classic Pianos!”

Jagna L.
New York, NY


“Purchased a piano about 2 weeks ago. Peggy was just AMAZING! I told her my budget and was expecting to purchase a used piano but she worked with me and my budget and I was able to take a brand new piano home!! I couldn’t be happier!

Very happy with my purchase and would recommend this place to anyone who is looking to purchase a piano.”

Google User – ali1987


“I needed a reliable in-tune piano on a shoestring budget. Rick Zachery guided me to a gently used Yamaha Clavinova that fit the bill. The staff are courteous, knowledgeable and professional. Their policy allows you to trade-in a purchased instrument within two years at full value toward an upgrade — which tells you that they are sincerely dedicated to providing quality pianos for any household. It’s worth a visit just to look at the beautiful array of instruments they have in their showrooms. I would do business with Classic Pianos again.”

Lance C.
Portland, OR

We Felt Like Part of Their Team

“We partnered with Classic Pianos to purchase a new Yamaha C7X for our College Theatre as well as new upright pianos in all of the practice rooms at Mt. Hood Community College. The staff at Classic Pianos made us feel like part of their team as they evaluated our needs and advised us on which pianos would best fit each space on campus. They are the type of people that you want to partner with not just for one project, but for life!”

Dan Davey
Director of Jazz Studies
Music Instructor
Mt. Hood Community College

Our Go-to Piano Resource

“For over 15 years, Classic Pianos has been our go-to piano resource. We have worked closely with Taylor to find just the right pianos to suit our needs and we are always completely satisfied with the experience and the instrument we end up with. Thank you for all your expertise!”

Kate Andries
General Manager
The Portland Ballet


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