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How To Hike From Portland To The Oregon Coast

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:45 p.m.

Jim Thayer wanted an accessible trail through the Coastal Range that avoided highways and stayed on public land.

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Skip The Drama, Backpack With A Llama In Oregon

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:30 p.m.

Llama backpacking is popular among Oregonians who don't want to carry a heavy pack on the trail.

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Counting Mountain Goats On Mount St. Helens

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:30 p.m.

Prior to the eruption of Mount St. Helens, few people realized there were mountain goats living in the area. A recent survey shows they are thriving in the region.

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Chad Brown Helps Kids (And Himself) By Fly-Fishing

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:15 p.m.

Chad Brown loves the feeling of fishing on the river so much, he’s sharing it with kids in Portland and Vancouver who lack access to nature. 

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Snorkeling Puts Oregon's Rivers In A New Light

OPB | June 22, 2017 9:20 a.m.

Snorkeling in Oregon’s rivers can be downright dangerous. But with that risk comes a window into a whole new world. 

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Q&A: Steve Amen Of 'Oregon Field Guide' On Retirement, What's Next

OPB | March 23, 2017 12:30 p.m.

Steve Amen is retiring this year, and the next episode of "Oregon Field Guide" will be his last. He talks about his nearly three decades on the show — and what's next.

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Desert Rain: Bend Home Meets Living Building Challenge

OPB | Jan. 14, 2017 9:40 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Tom Elliott and Barbara Scott have constructed the first single-family home to meet the Living Building Challenge.

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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. 

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Hear Neil Young's New Anti-Pipeline Protest Song

NPR | Sept. 20, 2016 6:38 a.m.

Young's latest single, "Indian Givers," takes on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Oneonta Gorge: Forest Service Calls Crowds ‘Concerning’

Statesman Journal | Sept. 2, 2016 7:56 a.m.

But sharply increasing crowds at Oneonta during recent summers, numbering in the hundreds on weekends, has the U.S. Forest Service concerned about the impact to the gorge’s ecosystem.