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The 2 Years Oregon Had 2 Thanksgivings


It was brief, but for a moment, Oregon was the undisputed Thanksgiving capital of the nation. The state officially held Thanksgiving twice in 1893 and again in 1894.

Truffle Dogs Sniff Out Culinary Gold In Oregon Forests

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 9, 2017

With the help of dogs, the Oregon Truffle Festival is elevating the international reputation of Oregon truffles.

Capturing Mount Hood With Photographer Andrew Holman


Photographer Andrew Holman was drawn to the Northwest by the prospect of connecting with the outdoors. His passion for capturing stunning landscapes inspired a passion for climbing.

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'The Four Top': Jeff Alworth | Erin James | Jeff Smith

Why is cider the fastest-growing segment in the American drinks industry? What's the deal with professional beverage tasting? Craft beverage producers are constantly being solicited for donations. How do micro-businesses handle the squeeze without appearing stingy?

Family | Food | local | NW Life | Oregon Field Guide

The Sweet Taste Of Autumn At Cedar Creek Grist Mill

A picturesque grist mill in southwest Washington state revives the joys of nostalgic traditions.

local | Animals | NW Life

Goat Yoga's Rise From Oregon Experiment To Internet Sensation

After Goat Yoga rose to internet fame, its Oregon founder has tried to turn the viral sensation into a sustainable business.

Arts | NW Life | History | Oregon Art Beat

Minor White Captures the Ornate Beauty of Portland's Past

Images captured by photographer Minor White in the late 1930s are the only remaining connection to the ornately decorated cast-iron buildings that once lined the streets of Portland.

Arts | Music | Sessions

Gaelynn Lea Live At OPB

The winner of the 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest stops by our studios to play new songs and chat with OPB's Jerad Walker.

Food | Oregon Field Guide

Oregon's 'Napa Valley' Of Cranberry Farming

Thanks to a longer growing season that produces sweet berries, Oregon's south coast has earned a reputation among some producers as the "Napa Valley" of cranberry farming.

Arts | Food | Oregon Art Beat

Sebastian Cisneros' Chocolate Brings Ecuador To Oregon

Portland chocolatier Sebastian Cisneros uses chocolate to stay connected to his Edcuadorian culture

Arts | Entertainment | local | News

Portland Center Stage Director Chris Coleman Leaving For Denver

The director, administrator and advocate built assets for Portland Center Stage, and stoked discussions on public funding.

Arts | Music | Entertainment

Remembering Charles Bradley, The 'Screaming Eagle Of Soul'

With the late soul artist's birthday this week — Nov. 5 — we revisit his passionate 2011 performance in the OPB studio, playing from the debut album he released at age 63.

Food | local | NW Life | Cooking

Waste Not-Want Not Onion Skin Powder Revs Up Cheese Biscuits

Transforming onion skins into powder reduces food waste and imparts depth of flavor to cheese biscuits from Portlander Sarah Marshall's new canning and preserving cookbook.

Arts | Music | local

Legendary Portland Musician Fred Cole Dies At 69

Celebrated Portland punk musician Fred Cole, most recently the frontman of the band Pierced Arrows, has died.

Arts | Environment | local

Cannon Beach Artists Turn Beach Plastics Into Jewelry

Microplastics are extremely small pieces of debris broken down from larger waste in the ocean, coming in a variety of colors and often mistaken for sea glass.

Arts | NW Life | local | Science | Books | State of Wonder

Poetry And Science Collide In The Work Of Samiya Bashir

The Portland poet explores how principles like Black Body Theory and Planck's Constant impact the real world, from a taxi cab ride to gun violence and Groucho Marx.

Arts | local | Books | State of Wonder

Taneka Stotts On Throwing Fire And Investing In Herself

The co-founder of Beyond Press talks about editing the breakout anthology “Elements: Fire.”

News | local | Books

Book Publishing Reshapes The Comic Book World

A decades-long uptick in bookstore sales of comics books is precipitating subtle but systemic change in the comics industry.

Arts | Music | News | Communities | NW Life

Into The King's Mouth With Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne

Flaming Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne brings interactive installation to PNCA.

Food | NW Life | local | Books | Cooking

Quick! Try Easy Soups From Scratch With Breads To Match

Portland's Ivy Manning shows us how to warm up when the chilly rains arrive: Soups from scratch with breads to match, on the table in one hour tops.

Sports | News | local | NW Life | Think Out Loud

Underwater Hockey? Yes, It Exists. And There's A Club In Portland.

Jorge Filevitch fell in love with underwater hockey more than 20 years ago. Now, he is the founder of Portland's underwater hockey club. 

Arts | Music | local | NW Life

Song Premiere: Taylor Kingman - 'My Lover's Bed'

Taylor Kingman destroyed his voice in his last band. Now he's striking out solo with a new sound.

Food | local | NW Life | Cooking

Figs Meet Bleu Cheese In An Unexpected Place: An Upside-Down Mochi Cake

Sweet-savory upside-down fig cake from "My Rice Bowl" reflects Revelry chef/owner Rachel Yang's personal Korean-fusion cuisine.


Listen: 'The Four Top' Presented By OPB


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.