Traditional Japanese Tattoo Artist Horisuzu: Maintaining Traditions With Integrity

The Portland-based artist shares the tradition of Japanese tattooing with his clients. Find out more about the art form, his ongoing apprenticeship, and why he sees himself as a "translator."

10 Years Of Dickens: A Q&A With Thom Bray

The Portland-based actor and drama teacher has donned Victorian-era garb and performed a reading of the original text of A Christmas Carol every December for the past 10 years.

Mic Crenshaw's Afrikan Hip Hop Caravan

The Portland MC engages hip hop artists from four African countries for conversation and shows during a month-long trip.

local | NW Life

Oregon Historical Photo: James Beard

OPB | Dec. 15, 2014 midnight

Portland native James Beard launched the first cooking show on national television, predating Julia Child by more than 15 years. Learn more about his Oregon roots and his culinary career.

IPR Hip Hop Report: Lack Of Documentation

OPB | Dec. 17, 2014 midnight

Portland's Independent Police Review finds no evidence of biased enforcement at hip hop shows, but calls out gaps in the regulators' documentation.

Food | local

Cook It At Home: Chefs' Holiday Dinners

OPB | Dec. 12, 2014 midnight

We catch up with some of the chefs featured in OPB's Cook it at Home series to find out how they celebrate the holidays.


Stagepass: Vikesh Kapoor

opbmusic | Dec. 09, 2014 10:52 a.m.

The Portland singer-songwriter plays from his remarkable debut The Ballad of Willy Robbins.

Arts | local

Best Bets: Oregon Holiday Art Fairs

OPB | Dec. 10, 2014 midnight

By visiting a craft bazaar or art exhibition in your area, you can find plenty of great gifts made by Oregon artisans if you just know where to look. Check out these suggestions from Oregon Art Beat.


Jazzy Vegetarian: Vegan Cookie Recipes For Your Holiday Parties

OPB | Dec. 09, 2014 midnight

If you’re looking to accommodate the vegans at your holiday soirée, cookies are an easy and delicious dessert option. Laura Theodore shares her recipes for Coconut Vegaroons and Cherry and Chocolate Taco Cookies.

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Oregon Historical Photo: Saloons ‘Afloat’ During 1894 Portland Flood

OPB | Dec. 08, 2014 midnight

Portland’s past is filled with legendary stories of rampant vice, shanghaied sailors and opium dens. Find out how much of the city’s illicit history is true and which colorful episodes are more likely tall tales.

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