Portraits of Past was a Santa Cruz hardcore punk band that formed in Half Moon Bay, California. Original members included Rex Shelverton (guitar), Robert Pettersen (vox), Jonah Buffa (guitar), Aaron Schlieve (drums), and Dan Fenton (bass). Dan and Aaron were later replaced by Jeremy Bringetto (bass) and Matthew Bajda (drums).
The band is credited with helping to develop the genre of music called screamo, though that term was not in use at the time Portraits of Past were active.
- "Demo Cassettes (1993) - Self-Released, one with 3 and one with 5 songs
- Portraits of Past/Bleed Split 7" (1993) - Ebullition Records, contains two songs from the demo
- Self-Titled 12" (Early 1996) - Ebullition Records
- V/A - XXX: Some Ideas Are Poisonous 2 x 12" - Ebulliton Records
- V/A - Stealing the Pocket 12" - Positively Punk Records