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'The Four Top': Doing The Hoke-ay Poke

OPB | Dec. 05, 2016

Wild, nutritious, delicious and planet-friendly, sea vegetables are the next big thing. So is poke, the Hawaiian cured-fish dish. But at what cost? We consider both, and weigh in on which culinary trends will take fire in 2017.

Oregon Building Leads Nation With Crowdfunded Construction And Psychedelic Design

OPB | Dec. 02, 2016

The Fair-Haired Dumbbell is the first Oregon building to solicit investments from the crowd under new regulations laid out by the JOBS Act, and perhaps the first in the U.S.

Keefe's Photos Show Beauty And Heartbreak Of Northeast Portland

OPB | Nov. 25, 2016

Julie Keefe has spent decades photographing seismic events and everyday life in Portland's black community for the Skanner newspaper, as seen in an exhibition at the Oregon Historical Society.

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Boston's Christmas Tree Tradition Rooted In A Canadian Thank You

NPR | Dec. 1, 2016 5:16 a.m.

Boston's Christmas tree is a thank you gift from Canada for help the city provided a century ago, a reminder not just that it's time to get into the holiday spirit but also what that's really about.


When Private Grief Meets Public Duty: The Intimate, Hypnotic 'Jackie'

NPR | Dec. 3, 2016 7:50 a.m.

Director Pablo Larraín narrows the focus of his Jackie Kennedy biopic to a handful of days around the JFK assassination, and keeps his camera trained on Natalie Portman's expressive face.

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Portland Jazz Club Jimmy Mak’s To Close At Year’s End

OPB | Nov. 28, 2016 3:09 p.m.

The curtain is falling on twenty years of music and memories as Jimmy Mak’s owner seeks a buyer.

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NBCUniversal Orders New Series Based On Chelsea Cain's 'One Kick'

OPB | Dec. 1, 2016 6:45 a.m.

"One Kick" will be an international production.


Andrew Norman Wins The Grawemeyer Award For Music

NPR | Nov. 28, 2016 7:01 p.m.

The American composer's boisterous Play pushes the orchestra to its limits.

Arts | Books

'Searching For John Hughes,' And Finding Yourself

NPR | Nov. 29, 2016 6:17 a.m.

Jason Diamond tried to write a biography of John Hughes, director of classic '80s teen movies, but along the way, the story became more about his search for Hughes than the elusive filmmaker himself.


Meet The Nashville Songwriter Behind Lady Gaga's Country Sound

NPR | Nov. 29, 2016 5:02 a.m.

Hillary Lindsey has also crafted hits for Little Big Town and Carrie Underwood.

News | Arts | Books | Nation

Novelist, Reed College Grad Roger Hobbs, Dead At 28

OPB | Nov. 24, 2016 6:16 p.m. | Portland

thor of the noir thriller “Ghostman” dies after an overdose; Colleagues and friends remember his rare gifts for narrative.


Songs We Love: Preoccupations, 'Memory'

NPR | Dec. 1, 2016 6 a.m.

A video imagines the relief, recovery and rebirth of Preoccupations' droning and dissonant epic.

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'The Four Top': So What About Soylent? | Craft Beer's Dirty Little Secret | Fear The Great White Yeti

OPB | Nov. 21, 2016 7 a.m. | Portland

We uncover craft beer's dirty little secret and examine the cult phenom that is the Yeti cooler company — but not before sipping Soylent, the embattled Silicon Valley food replacement.

News | NW Life | Land use | local | State of Wonder

Big Plans To Transform Portland's Waterfront And Willamette Falls

OPB | Nov. 23, 2016 1:13 p.m. | Portland

The architecture firm Snohetta is seeking public input for the new Willamette Falls Riverwalk, plus it recently announced it will design OMSI's central eastside properties.

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Portland Contemporary Arts Center DISJECTA Ousts Founding Director

OPB | Nov. 23, 2016 11:23 p.m. | Portland

Board forces leadership transition. Bryan Suereth is out at the end of December.

Food | Books | NW Life | local | Cooking

Celebrate A Cornucopia Of New Pacific Northwest Cookbooks

OPB | Nov. 22, 2016 11:45 a.m.

Enjoy a sampling of tempting dishes and culinary wisdom from a cornucopia of cookbooks published recently in the Pacific Northwest.

'Butter: A Rich History' Spreads The Word About An Everyday Ingredient

NPR | Nov. 21, 2016 11:43 a.m.

Butter has a history going back thousands of years, and is a part of cuisines all over the world. It's also been praised for its flavor, and censured for its fat content.

Alton Brown Gets Personal With New Cookbook, Broadway Show

NPR | Nov. 21, 2016 11:43 a.m.

Here & Now's Robin Young caught up with the Peabody- and James Beard Award-winner in Times Square about "Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science," and his life in food.

Food | Books | Cooking

Cooking Techniques Flavor Naomi Pomeroy's New Cookbook

OPB | Nov. 20, 2016 6 a.m.

Award-winning Portland chef Naomi Pomeroy shares hard-earned know-how in her new cookbook, "Taste & Technique." Try her Pan-Seared Wild Mushrooms with Parsley and Parmesan as a Thanksgiving side.

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Listen: 'The Four Top' Presented By OPB

OPB | Sept. 12, 2016

Savor the conversation. Every other Monday, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in food and beverage culture. Hosted by Katherine Cole.

Cooking With OPB

Recipes, tips and how-to's from around the Northwest.

'Jazz Town': Portland's Golden Jazz Age

Explore the neighborhood, politics and music behind Portland's brief, brilliant jazz age.