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On The Road: From La Grande To Imnaha On Route 82

OPB | Oct. 25, 2016

Oregon Route 82 arcs from La Grande to Joseph, around the north side of the Wallowa Mountains. The landscapes are breathtaking —  tall peaks and rolling farmland.

Can A Stranger Designate Your House As Historic? In Oregon, They Can

OPB | Oct. 23, 2016

Keep Eastmoreland Free is fighting to prevent the neighborhood association from turning the entire neighborhood into a historic district, and thereby "pickling" the houses.

'The Four Top': Session Beers Back, Fast Casual Dining And The War On Minimum Wage

OPB | Oct. 24, 2016

What's "fast casual dining"? Is it OK to love the simple session beer? And what do new minimum wage laws mean for restaurants? Listen to “The Four Top” from Oct. 24, 2016.

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Win Tickets to the Dandy Warhols

opbmusic | Oct. 24, 2016 11:22 a.m.

The alternative rock veterans play the Crystal Ballroom December 10th. Here's your chance to win tickets.

Arts | Nation | Music

Run The Jewels Announces New Album, Shares 'Talk To Me'

NPR | Oct. 24, 2016 8:02 a.m.

The hip-hop duo announces RTJ3 with a single from Adult Swim.

Food | Cooking

'Adventures In Chicken': A Rich, Buttery-Tangy Salad For Fall

OPB | Oct. 21, 2016 7:30 p.m.

From a Portlander's new cookbook: Toss pistachios with caramelized fennel, tangy goat cheese and crispy-juicy roasted chicken for a scrumptious fall salad.

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

From 'Hamilton' To 'Hedwig,' Portland Producer Makes It Big On Broadway Musicals

OPB | Oct. 21, 2016 3:33 p.m. | Portland

Brisa Trinchero soared from Tigard's Broadway Rose Theatre to Broadway, where she's backed Tony-winning musicals from "The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess" and "Pippin" to "Evita" and "Peter & The Star Catcher."


3 Simple Chicken Recipes From Resident Chef Kathy Gunst

NPR | Oct. 20, 2016 9:56 a.m.

For many home cooks, chicken is still the go-to entree. Our resident chef has a trio of recipes you can add to your rotation.

Music | Sessions

Karl Blau's Country Soul Session

opbmusic | Oct. 18, 2016 11:33 a.m.

Anacortes, Washington singer Karl Blau covers Nashville songwriter Layng Martine's "Let the World Go By" in our studio.

History | Water | News | local | Environment

The Dangerous Life Of A Columbia River Bar Pilot

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016 1:30 p.m.

Imagine a stretch of water so dangerous even huge ships can’t cross it safely. Such a place exists in the Pacific Northwest. 

Arts | Music | Sessions

Okkervil River Live At OPB

opbmusic | Oct. 21, 2016 2:45 p.m.

Okkervil River perform songs from their new album Away and frontman Will Sheff chats with opbmusic about the record's themes of grief, loss, and rebirth.


On Lady Gaga's 'Joanne,' All Of Pop Is A Stage

NPR | Oct. 21, 2016 7:31 a.m.

Joanne is as theatrical as anything Gaga has ever made.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Building A Better Birdhouse: Creating Shelter For Swifts As Old Chimneys Disappear

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 18, 2016 8:30 a.m. | Albany, Oregon

Vaux's swifts are losing their roosting habitat as old chimneys get demolished. Bird advocates are testing out a homemade replacement in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

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

Love Burns Bright At Profile Theatre

OPB | Oct. 15, 2016 10:22 a.m.

"Bright Half Life" is the rapid-fire story of two women falling in and out of love over 45 years, told in a remarkable non-linear style by playwright Tanya Barfield.

Arts | NW Life | local | State of Wonder

Page To Stage, Plays By Women Face Bias

OPB | Oct. 14, 2016 5:01 p.m. | Portland

Playwright Tanya Barfield turns us onto research that puts the problem in painful detail.

Arts | Books | NW Life | local

Watch What You Say In That Uber – Tom Vandel May Be Listening

OPB | Oct. 17, 2016 9 a.m.

If you’ve ridden in an Uber with Tom Vandel behind the wheel, he was listening. And he wrote it down, too.

Arts | News | Nation | Think Out Loud

Filmmakers From Portland's Grant High School Go To The White House

OPB | Oct. 14, 2016 3:30 p.m.

Four students from Portland's made a film about racism that was one of the 15 finalists in the White House Student Film Festival.

Arts | Music | Sessions

Nick Waterhouse Live At OPB

opbmusic | Oct. 13, 2016 12:30 p.m.

Bandleader Nick Waterhouse performs songs from his third album, Never Twice, live in our studios and chats about his collaborations with Ural Thomas and Leon Bridges.

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Listen: 'The Four Top' Presented By OPB

OPB | Sept. 12, 2016

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.

'Jazz Town': Portland's Golden Jazz Age

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