Feast Portland Features Talented Female Chefs In 'Girls! Girls! Girls!'

Feast Portland kicked off this week, and this year the culinary festival offers a new event: the "Girls, Girls, Girls" dinner with several talented female chefs. OPB caught up with Naomi Pomeroy, Christina Tosi, Johanna Ware and Kuniko Yagi to find out about their experiences, inspirations and role models. 

The Song That Never Ends: Why Earth, Wind & Fire's 'September' Sustains

"Do you remember?" The Earth, Wind & Fire hit still unites generations on the dance floor.

Want To Learn About The Scientific Method? Go Bake Some Cookies

How one woman's quest to bring you the scientific method has resulted in a blog project chock full of chocolate chip cookie experiments. Wear your oven mitt and bring a glass of milk.

Arts | Books

'13 Days' Of High Emotion That Led To The Egypt-Israel Peace

NPR | Sept. 16, 2014 11:23 a.m.

Lawrence Wright's new book examines the 1978 peace deal President Carter brokered between Egypt and Israel. During the tense summit, Carter had "never been angrier," Wright says.

Arts | Books

A 'Lasciviously LA' Lunch With Crime Novelist James Ellroy

NPR | Sept. 14, 2014 3:29 p.m.

Ellroy's new novel, Perfidia, follows the Los Angeles police response to a brutal murder on the eve of Pearl Harbor. In a vintage steakhouse, the author discusses the book and his tech-free lifestyle.


The Donkeys at OPB

opbmusic | Sept. 16, 2014 5:10 p.m.

The San Diego quartet plays summertime jams from their new record, Ride the Black Wave.

Local | NW Life

Oregon Historical Photo: Sam Hill’s Columbia River Highway

OPB | Sept. 15, 2014 midnight

Over 100 years ago, Sam Hill dreamed of a modern paved highway that would carry motorists through the scenic Columbia River Gorge. But popular belief held that it was an engineering impossibility.


Stagepass: Run On Sentence

opbmusic | Sept. 10, 2014 12:54 p.m.

Watch the newest video in our Stagepass series, featuring Portland's Run On Sentence.

Arts | News

Portland Art Museum's Chief Curator To Retire

OPB | Sept. 15, 2014 4:24 p.m.

After 14 years directing exhibitions and acquisitions for the state's largest art museum, Bruce Guenther says he'll step down in October.


Film Triptych 'Eleanor Rigby' Tells Three Sides Of A Breakup Story

NPR | Sept. 12, 2014 6:42 a.m.

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby's three incarnations share similar scenes with subtle differences. Director Ned Benson calls his project "delusional," especially for a first-time feature filmmaker.

Music | Health | Education | Nation

This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music

NPR | Sept. 11, 2014 8:55 a.m.

A new study suggests that learning to play a musical instrument helps improve the brain's ability to process language. That means music lessons could give kids from low-income communities a big boost.

Arts | Books

Misty Copeland On Broadening 'Beauty' And Being Black In Ballet

NPR | Sept. 09, 2014 5:11 a.m.

In her new children's book, Firebird, Copeland seeks to inspire other young African-American dancers. "It's hard to be the one that stands out," she says.

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This year, Oregon's award-winning poet laureate William Stafford would have turned 100. We explore his life and the impact he had across the state and genre.

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