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East Oregon Cities Rebrand Small-Town Life

OPB | Aug. 31, 2015

Pendleton and Hermiston are trying on new brands in an effort to lure fresh faces.

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.

Small Batch: The VMAs, From Speeches To Singing To Squads

NPR | Aug. 31, 2015

Even if you didn't watch Sunday night's telecast — especially if you didn't watch — we've got good conversation about Kanye's speech, Miley's hosting, and even who won the awards at the awards show.

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How Shows Like 'Will & Grace' Can Change Your Brain

NPR | Aug. 31, 2015 9:02 a.m.

Go ahead, use this article to justify binge-watching Orange Is The New Black all weekend.

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In Harney County, A Unique Oral History Collection Survives

OPB | Aug. 30, 2015 midnight | Burns, Oregon

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.

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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.

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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.

Arts | Food | Nation | 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.

Entertainment | Recreation | NW Life

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.

Arts | Business | NW Life

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.

Arts | Books

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.

Arts | NW Life

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.

Arts | Entertainment | NW Life

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.

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

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