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Alberta Rose Theatre Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Save Building

Pamplin | July 20, 2017

The future of the Alberta Rose Theatre is uncertain, as building owner Robbin Mayfield has decided to sell the building more than 30 years after buying it as an investment and fixing it up himself.

150 Years Later: Carleton Watkins' Timeless Photos Of The Gorge

OPB | July 18, 2017

Carleton Watkins was the first to truly capture the colossal beauty of the Columbia River Gorge Northwest. He was also a huge reason why we have National Parks. 

Win Tickets To See Gillian Welch In Portland

opbmusic | July 19, 2017

The celebrated Nashville songwriter performs in Portland Oct. 9-10 at the Newmark Theater. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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History, Beer And Throwing Heavy Things At Portland Highland Games

OPB | July 15, 2017 3:48 p.m. | Gresham, Oregon

The Portland Highland Games have become somewhat of a Northwest institution — part Scottish celebration and part beer league softball.

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Oregon Field Guide Summer Series

OPB | June 30, 2017 12:45 p.m.

Explore some of "Oregon Field Guide's" favorite places and stories across the Northwest.

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Watch: Jeff Tweedy's Intimate Acoustic Set At The Pickathon Woods Stage

opbmusic | July 18, 2017 9 a.m.

Watch the Wilco frontman perform "One Wing" at Pickathon 2016.

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Oregon Arts Commission Chair Brian Rogers On Budget Cuts

OPB | July 17, 2017 7:29 a.m.

The Oregon Arts Commission is preparing to implement a 14 percent budget reduction. We sat down with the commission's executive director, Brian Rogers, to talk about the cuts' impact on the agency.

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Bend Art Center Opens In Changing Central Oregon Arts Landscape

OPB | July 14, 2017 12:57 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Bend's Atelier 6000 reopening as the Bend Art Center is a signpost for the restless conversation in Central Oregon art circles about who speaks for art and what needs to be said.

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45 Annual Forest Grove Concours Shows Off Antique Cars

Portland Tribune | July 17, 2017 3:42 p.m.

The rare and highly restored antiques at the show get a lot of attention, but the bulk of the concours is made up of more affordable cars such as classic Chevrolets, Fords and Chryslers.

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Kinetic Sculpture Racers Pedal On At da Vinci Days

OPB | July 14, 2017 1:37 p.m.

Reed Lacy has been tinkering with his human-powered vehicle since 1993. His "kinetic sculpture" is one of many taking part in races during Corvallis' da Vinci Days.

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Lo Moon's Gorgeously Moody Sounds, Live At OPB

opbmusic | July 13, 2017 8:45 a.m. | Portland

One of the most polished new bands to ever play an opbmusic session, LA-based Lo Moon plays gorgeously moody songs from their unreleased LP.

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Life Inside The Multnomah County Library

OPB | July 13, 2017 noon | Portland

"Think Out Loud" spends a day talking to people at the Central Branch of the Multnomah County Library.

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Erika Bartlett At Angst Gallery: Nature And Business

OPB | July 7, 2017 10:40 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver artist Erika Bartlett has an eye for nature and a mind for business.

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Sitka Center Expands With Grass Mountain Acquisition

OPB | July 5, 2017 4:30 p.m.

The new property, Grass Mountain, will be a site for collaboration between artists and scientists.

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Paris-Train Hero Alek Skarlatos To Star In New Clint Eastwood Movie

The Roseburg News Review | July 12, 2017 12:20 p.m. | Roseburg, Oregon

Hometown hero Alek Skarlatos will star as himself in a Clint Eastwood movie about his heroic tackle of a would-be terrorist on a Paris-bound train in 2015.

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Portland Muslim Cultural Festival Celebrates Inaugural Year

OPB | July 8, 2017 3:48 p.m. | Portland

The International Muslim Cultural Festival has long been in the works and finally came to fruition this year with help from Portland Parks and Recreation.

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Vancouver's Ghost Town Poetry Hasn’t Missed A Beat Since 2004

OPB | July 7, 2017 11:34 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Christopher Luna started an open mic reading series out of an ice cream parlor in 2004 and Ghost Town Poetry hasn’t missed a month since, becoming something of a Vancouver institution.

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Song Premiere: The Weather Machine - 'The Pelican Song'

opbmusic | July 6, 2017 11:33 a.m.

The whimsical new song commemorates the 50th anniversary of Oregon's landmark Beach Bill.

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The TrackTown Summer Series And A Sport's Path To Popularity

OPB | July 2, 2017 7:07 p.m. | Gresham, Oregon

The TrackTown Summer Series came to the Portland area on its three-city tour. The nascent series is part of broad efforts to increase the sport’s U.S. popularity in non-Olympic years.

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The Miseducation Of Portland Hip-Hop

OPB | June 30, 2017 12:28 p.m. | Portland

Portland is known for many things: Hip-hop is not one of them. But once a month, a collection of music lovers converge on Mic Check, a showcase that features some of the best Portland hip-hop acts for a night of ferocious, brilliant rhymes and a deep appreciation for the culture.

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Animal Collective Brings Experimental Pop To Portland

opbmusic | June 30, 2017 11:14 p.m. | Portland

Baltimore experimental pop band Animal Collective delivered a mixture of sounds, color and light at the Roseland Theater.

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Portland Lets Loose At 2017 World Naked Bike Ride

OPB | June 25, 2017 8 a.m. | Portland

Thousands bared it all on a bike ride through the streets of Portland in the 2017 edition of the World Naked Bike Ride.

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Oregon Ballet Tackles Ballet's Gender Problem

OPB | June 29, 2017 11:29 a.m. | Portland

Ballet companies are full of women, but most dances are choreographed by men. Oregon Ballet Theatre is trying to fix that with a new competition.

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Listen: 'The Four Top' Presented By OPB

OPB | May 8, 2017

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.