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Oregon Historical Photo: The Amusement Trail At The Lewis And Clark Exposition

OPB | Aug. 31, 2015

The Lewis and Clark Exposition in 1905 brought countless visitors to Portland to marvel at the wonders of the fair. Portland, wanting to be viewed as a safe city, took precautions to protect the perceived vulnerable female population.

In Harney County, A Unique Oral History Collection Survives

OPB | Aug. 30, 2015

Here in the heart of Eastern Oregon's sagebrush country lies an unusual resource: The oral histories of hundreds of Harney County's early residents.

Hunt For 6-String Treasures Ends At Portland's Black Book Guitars

OPB | Aug. 28, 2015

Son of a professional treasure hunter, Nate Fasold buys and sells rare, vintage guitars belonging to the likes of Elliott Smith and Kurt Cobain at his Portland shop, Black Book Guitars.

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Portlanders Brunch With Purpose During 1st Black Restaurant Days

OPB | Aug. 30, 2015 noon | Portland

Any weekend in Portland is a time to grab brunch, but this Saturday and Sunday, people made it a point to brunch, lunch and dine at dozens of black-owned establishments as part of the city's inaugural Support Black Restaurants Day.

Recycled Wastewater Provides Blank Canvas For Craft Brewers

OPB | Aug. 29, 2015 1:45 p.m. | Portland

Ever wanted to drink a beer that used to be part wastewater? You may get that chance soon.

NW Life | local | Books | Arts

You Can Judge Book Publisher Tin House By Its Covers

OPB | Aug. 29, 2015 11:45 a.m. | Portland

The Portland press makes covers with polished, handmade flair in place of fancy foils and embossing.

Music | Sessions

Husky: Warm Folk-Rock From Down Under

opbmusic | Aug. 28, 2015 11:18 a.m.

Melbourne, Australia band Husky plays from their album Rucker's Hill in our studio.

Nation | Food | Arts | Business

How Brewers Are Churning Out Inexpensive Tangy Sours

NPR | Aug. 28, 2015 4:03 a.m.

Sour beers are made by deliberately adding microbes to create complex brews with a crisp, acidic taste. But that process takes lots of time and money, resulting in a pricey final product. Until now.

NW Life | Entertainment | Recreation

Greetings From The Northwest: August River Adventures

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

A monthly series exploring stories, adventures and issues in the Northwest.

NW Life | Arts | Business

Reset Time: Arts, Business Interface In Metro Portland

OPB | Aug. 27, 2015 3:15 p.m. | Portland

The demise of Business for Culture and Arts presents an opportunity for new ideas.

Five 'Scary' Experiments That Did Not Destroy The World

NPR | Aug. 26, 2015 6:34 p.m.

Humans toy dangerously with things we barely understand — and the consequences could be cataclysmic — but astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser says these five experiments shouldn't have driven such fear.

Arts | Oregon Lens

Fed Up With Intrusive Questions, Multiracial Students Push Back

OPB | Aug. 13, 2015 12:20 p.m.

Sarah Donaldson's film, “What Are You?” records stories from friends and fellow PSU students who identify as multiethnic. It confronts the racist and insensitive microaggressions they encounter on a daily basis.

Kayaking 'The Mount Everest' Of Oregon Rivers

OPB | March 19, 2014 2 p.m.

Take a remarkable trip into the depths of Oregon's remote Salmon River Gorge where kayakers plunge down towering waterfalls with no possibility of retreat.

Arts | Oregon Lens

Growing Up With A Transgender Brother

OPB | Aug. 13, 2015 12:16 p.m.

Kate Crombie’s brother Thomas is a training consultant and speaker. He came out to Kate and the rest of his family as transgender four years ago.


Oregon Lens

OPB | May 26, 2015 1:59 p.m.

Host Steve Amen presents five consecutive nights of outstanding work by Northwest independent filmmakers. Explore the films, Q&As with the filmmakers and more.

Arts | Oregon Lens

A Pink-Colored Culture Clash In Rural Oregon

OPB | Aug. 13, 2015 11:59 a.m.

Shirlyn Wong's “Oregon Lens” entry, “The Mobile Stripper,” shows the uneasy bond that forms between a smalltown security guard and a newcomer, a Vegas stripper who operates out of a neon pink RV.  

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The First Landscape Photos Of The Columbia Gorge

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Two years after the Civil War, an internationally renowned landscape photographer turned his lens to Oregon. The results are breathtaking.

Books | Arts

Capturing An Unknowable Writer In 'Love Song'

NPR | Aug. 25, 2015 7:56 a.m.

Author Tracy Daugherty's new biography of Joan Didion is an honest attempt to construct a coherent narrative about her — but critic Michael Schaub says it doesn't completely work.

NW Life | Arts

Star Of 'The Goonies' Asks Fans To Respect Astoria House

Daily Astorian | Aug. 24, 2015 9:22 a.m. | Astoria, Oregon

The actor who played Mikey Walsh in the 1985 cult classic issues an appeal to 'back off' the homeowner.


MusicfestNW In Photos

opbmusic | Aug. 24, 2015 4:40 p.m.

Thousands turned out to Waterfront Park to hear Modest Mouse, Belle and Sebastian, Beirut and others despite the smoky air.

NW Life | Entertainment | Arts

Are We Done Hating Television?

NPR | Aug. 24, 2015 6:45 a.m.

We're supposed to be in the new golden age of television, but that doesn't mean it doesn't still face a certain stigma for some people.

Entertainment | Books | Arts

In New Memoir, Maria Tells Us How She Got, How She Got To 'Sesame Street'

NPR | Aug. 24, 2015 10:30 a.m.

Sonia Manzano has spent 44 years as one of the lucky residents of Sesame Street. In her memoir she describes how, during her own difficult childhood in the South Bronx, she sought comfort in TV.

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Tilikum Crossing Gets Explosive Party In Portland

OPB | Aug. 22, 2015 10:30 p.m. | Portland

Three weeks before the official opening of Portland's latest bridge, the Tilikum Crossing, TriMet invited the public to celebrate North America's longest no-car bridge.

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Greetings From The Northwest: August River Adventures

A monthly series exploring stories, adventures and issues in the Northwest.

Greetings From The Northwest: August River Adventures | Aug. 01, 2015