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NBC's 'Grimm' Is Ending, But It's Not The End Of TV In Portland

OPB | Aug. 30, 2016

The show which has filmed in Portland since its beginning is set to end after this season. But Tim Williams with Oregon Film says the stage is set for more big projects.

The Real Bob Ross: Meet The Meticulous Artist Behind Those Happy Trees

NPR | Aug. 29, 2016

Don't be fooled by his mild PBS persona; the beloved painter was actually an exacting artist and businessman with — brace yourself — naturally straight hair.

XOXO 2016 Fest Will Be Its Last — For Now

OPB | Aug. 26, 2016

XOXO founders Andy McMillan and Andy Baio move their community onto Slack and into a workspace known as Outpost.

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Arts | World

How Art Transformed A Remote Japanese Island

NPR | Aug. 28, 2016 1:25 p.m.

The population of Naoshima has fallen to 3,000. But this year, its art will attract 800,000 tourists from around the world. "The level of our sophistication has gone up considerably," says a resident.

Entertainment | local | Arts | NW Life | State of Wonder

PICA Kicks Off TBA Festival With A Sea Of Horn Players

OPB | Aug. 27, 2016 6 a.m. | Portland

Musician Kelly Pratt has collaborated with everyone from David Byrne to Beirut. Now he baptizes PICA's new home with a wall of sound.

Oregon Art Beat

Art Beat Goes To Art In The High Desert

OPB | Aug. 25, 2016 7:15 p.m.

Join Oregon Art Beat producer Katrina Sarson in Bend on Aug. 27 for “Let’s Talk Art!”— a series of lively conversations among artists about creative inspiration, personal journeys and the importance of art in everyday life.

Business | local | Arts | NW Life

With Arts Central Shutdown, What's Next For Central Oregon's Arts Leadership?

OPB | Aug. 25, 2016 8:15 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Arts Central announces complete shutdown; Arts and Culture Alliance digs in.

Music | Arts | NW Life | Sessions

Y La Bamba On The Rooftop At Rev Hall

opbmusic | Aug. 23, 2016 2:02 p.m.

With breezy polyrhythms and passionate singing, Y La Bamba previews its new record Ojos Del Sol.


Watch Portland Cello Project Cover Prince

opbmusic | Aug. 23, 2016 8 a.m.

PCP and vocalist Nafisaria Scroggins-Thomas play "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore"

Music | Sessions

Joseph: Soaring Harmonies On The Willamette

opbmusic | Aug. 17, 2016 11:28 a.m.

The Estacada trio sings from their new release, "I'm Alone, No You're Not," from a dock on the East Bank of the river.

Fish & Wildlife | NW Life | local | Recreation | Animals | Environment

Hiking Portland's Wildwood Trail In 5 Parts

OPB | July 19, 2016 12:20 p.m. | Portland

Tucked into the northwest corner of Portland, the Wildwood Trail weaves for more than 30 miles through Forest Park. Here's how to hike the historic path in five parts.

History | local | Education | News

Oregon Math Teacher Unearths Clue To Native American Trade Routes

OPB | Aug. 14, 2016 11 a.m.

A math teacher unearthed a collection of 14 stone tools while clearing blackberries from his backyard.

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Cooking With OPB

Recipes, tips and how-to's from around the Northwest.

OPB | March 24, 2016

'Jazz Town': Portland's Golden Jazz Age

Explore the neighborhood, politics and music behind Portland's brief, brilliant jazz age. 

OPB | March 23, 2016