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opbmusic’s Monday Mix: Perfume Genius, Alvvays, Michael Nau

opbmusic | June 26, 2017

This week we feature an intimate piece of art pop, a soulful indie-folk artist, and a track that embodies a blissful, summertime feeling.

Portland Lets Loose At 2017 World Naked Bike Ride

OPB | June 25, 2017

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

A Brief Guide To Swimming In Portland’s Willamette River

OPB | June 21, 2017

Water quality testing consistently shows it's safe to swim in the Willamette River. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you decide to take a dip.

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Memories Flow As Pendleton’s Oldest Store, JC Penney, Liquidates

East Oregonian | June 13, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Pendleton, Oregon

The Pendleton J.C. Penney store, which had stayed put for 106 years, will soon close.

News | NW Life | local

Despite Racist Threats, Portland's 'Good In The Hood' Parties On

OPB | June 24, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Portland

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary for Northeast Portland’s Good in the Hood multicultural festival. And despite receiving threats, the parade went on as planned.

Arts | Music | local | Sessions

Boone Howard's New Music Breaks Old Habits But Keeps Its Edge

opbmusic | June 22, 2017 11:45 a.m. | Portland

Portland's favorite sound guy plays from his new solo record and chats with opbmusic's Matthew Casebeer about his evolution as a songwriter.

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

'It’s Just A Damn Good Way': Remembering Thara Memory

OPB | June 23, 2017 11:45 a.m.

The death of the 68-year-old trumpeter and educator leaves a void — and questions.

Entertainment | Arts | Music

opbmusic: Win Tickets To See Animal Collective

opbmusic | June 21, 2017 10:08 a.m.

Animal Collective's sprawling tour brings them to the Roseland Theater on June 30th. Here's how you can win tickets.

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Portland Musician And Educator Thara Memory Dead At 68

OPB | June 18, 2017 12:55 p.m. | Portland

The Portland trumpeter's legacy was clouded in his final few months of life by sex abuse charges.

Food | Business | Health | NW Life | local

'The Four Top': Will Marijuana Wreck Restaurants?

OPB | June 19, 2017 6:15 a.m.

What's the deal with cooking cannabis? Is the growing marijuana industry affecting the bottom lines of restaurants? And why was a small family dairy barred from labeling its skim milk as ... "skim milk"?  

Arts | Books | State of Wonder

Comics Creators Kurt Busiek And Ben Dewey On Autumnlands

OPB | June 17, 2017 9:45 a.m.

Kurt Busiek's new fantasy comic book, "Autumnlands," imagines a future world ruled by magic-wielding anthropomorphized animals.

Food | Books | NW Life | Cooking

Savor Locavore Dishes From A Fresh Crop Of PNW Cookbooks

OPB | June 17, 2017 2:30 p.m.

Local fruits and vegetables star in a fresh crop of Pacific Northwest cookbooks and we've pulled six intriguing but simple recipes, from Dandelion Salad Sandwich to Roasted Strawberry Purée.

NW Life | local

Photos: 2017 Portland Pride Parade

OPB | June 18, 2017 2:46 p.m.

Scenes from the 2017 Portland Pride Parade on Sunday, June 18, 2017.

Ghost Ship Fire Shakes Portland DIY Art Spaces

OPB | June 17, 2017 10:15 a.m.

While the two cities share creative DNA and a serious housing crisis, artists and fire officials differ on lessons learned.

Food | NW Life | local | Cooking

'PNW Veg' Recipe: Tofu That Actually Tastes Like Something

OPB | June 13, 2017 8:15 a.m.

Crispy, well-seasoned tofu? A reinterpreted caprese salad is among 100 recipes in Kim O'Donnel's new "PNW Veg," celebrating our region's plant-based culinary bounty.

Entertainment | Arts | Music | NW Life | Sessions

Animal Eyes: Live at OPB

opbmusic | June 14, 2017 12:07 p.m.

With pop songs that combine psychedelic sounds and oddly danceable rhythms, the band makes ambitious and fun listening.

News | Environment | Land | NW Life | local

20,000 'Free Spirits' Are Flocking To Rural Oregon's Malheur Forest

OPB | June 15, 2017 4:45 p.m.

In two weeks, thousands of peace-loving, free-spirited campers will descend on Oregon for the 2017 Rainbow Gathering in the Malheur National Forest.

Entertainment | Arts | Music | NW Life

Win Tickets to Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

opbmusic | June 13, 2017 10:37 a.m.

The new collaboration between two of indie rock's rising stars brings them to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall October 20th. Here's how you can win tickets.

Arts | NW Life | local | State of Wonder

Oregon Jewish Museum Reopens With Colossal New Vision

OPB | June 9, 2017 2:06 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education will reopen its doors with the towering tapestries of Grisha Bruskin and an exhibit chronicling the state's history of discrimination.

News | Arts | Nation | Business | Music

Jack London Revue Aims To Curate Diverse Range Of Music With Jazz As Foundation

KMHD Jazz Radio | June 9, 2017 11:55 a.m.

As 2017 began, innumerable music lovers and musicians alike lamented the loss of both Jimmy Mak and his storied venue for jazz.  Downtown Portland has a new venue for jazz called The Jack London Revue.

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

Jordan Schnitzer Reveals Museum Funding For 2 More Northwest Universities

OPB | June 9, 2017 4:50 p.m. | Portland

Schnitzer is giving $5 million to the fundraising campaign for Portland State University’s new art museum. This means, within the next few years, four regional academic museums will bear his name.

Food | NW Life | local | Cooking

A Perfect Thyme For Bourbon Cocktails And Radish Snacks

OPB | June 9, 2017 4:15 p.m.

Celebrate June's long days (and evenings) sipping Bourbon Thyme Cocktails from Parkdale farmer Andrea Bemis — a food blogger turned cookbook author.

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

Portland Author Lidia Yuknavitch's Interstellar Joan Of Arc

OPB | June 6, 2017 11:15 a.m. | Portland

Portland author Lidia Yuknavitch borrows from the future and the past with her new post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel "The Book of Joan."


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.