Arts & Life

Tomo Tsurumi’s Art Inspires His Recovery From Bike Accident

OPB | March 03, 2015

Artist and musician Tomo Tsurumi sustained a life-altering accident that put him in the hospital. Find out how his passion for art is helping to fuel his recovery.

Oregon Historical Photo: Lola G. Baldwin, Nation’s First Policewoman

OPB | March 02, 2015

Lola G. Baldwin was the nation’s first municipal policewoman, sworn in by Portland’s police department in 1908. Find out how she crusaded to prevent vulnerable young women from falling into lives of crime.

Happy Birthday, MarchFourth Marching Band!

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015

The Portland band is celebrating its 12th birthday with a special show at the Crystal Ballroom. Check out Oregon Art Beat's profile from 2007 when "M4" was still a mainly local phenomenon.

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Food | Nation

Don't Be Fooled By The Fishy Ingredients: This Burger Is Delicious

NPR | Feb. 26, 2015 2:09 p.m.

Chef Marcus Samuelsson has a ritual whenever he travels to a new place — ask the cab driver, "Where do you eat?" When he did that on a trip to Barbados, he fell in love with a fish sandwich.

State of Wonder

Illustrator Carson Ellis Crafts An Image of Home

OPB | Feb. 19, 2015 7:52 p.m.

The celebrated artist behind the Wildwood books and The Decemberists’s album covers releases her first children’s book. It’s called “Home,” which is where we visited her.

Arts | Books

After His Brother's Suicide, Writer Seeks Comfort In 'All The Wrong Places'

NPR | Feb. 24, 2015 11:36 a.m.

In his new memoir, Philip Connors writes about "living in the shadow of a suicide." Wracked by guilt and haunted by "what ifs," Connors investigated his brother's death and learned a terrible secret.

Music | Sessions

Stagepass: Magic Mouth

opbmusic | Feb. 19, 2015 11:19 a.m.

One of Portland's most dynamic up and coming bands lays into a groove at Stagepass.

NW Life | local | Oregon Historical Photo Of The Week

Oregon Historical Photo: Portland Waterfront

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015 midnight

In the 19th century, Portland’s waterfront had an international reputation for vice and violence. It was also the setting for much of the folklore about the city. Find out more about the legends of Portland's past.

Food | local

Musician Bibi McGill's Kale Chips Take Her From Super Bowl To Salad Bowl

OPB | Feb. 19, 2015 2:45 p.m.

Beyonce's lead guitarist hails from Portland, where she runs her own kale chip business. We visit Bibi McGill in her kitchen to learn more about her famous recipe.

Food | Arts

Hollywood Food Stylists Know: You Can't Film Styrofoam Cake And Eat It, Too

NPR | Feb. 18, 2015 7:09 a.m.

Melissa McSorley's job is to make food look good — and last — on camera. Sometimes that means cooking 800 Cubano sandwiches, other times it means scooping butter instead of ice cream.

Music | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Valerie June

opbmusic | Feb. 14, 2015 3:28 p.m.

Valerie June plays "Workin' Woman Blues" at last summer's Pickathon Festival.

Entertainment | Environment | Science | Nation

Climate Scientist Tries Arts To Stir Hearts Regarding Earth's Fate

NPR | Feb. 17, 2015 9:45 a.m.

Physicist Robert Davies worked with a classical quartet and two visual artists to create a musical performance about climate change. The music and images, he says, help the information take hold.

On the Air


Darkroom To Digital: An Oregon Art Beat Special

From documenting the grandeur of the West to pushing the boundaries of the artform, explore Oregon’s remarkable and groundbreaking relationship with photography

OPB | Feb. 04, 2015