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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.

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2016 Oregon Lens Series Schedule

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 9:46 a.m.

Oregon Lens showcases some of the best independent films in the Pacific Northwest.

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Forget Turkey, This Thanksgiving Dig Into Northwest Oysters

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015 midnight

Connoisseurs say oysters can take on flavors of melon, cucumber and mushroom. Experts say its taste is all dependent on where the mollusk lives.

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After Denali, Should Oregon Change Mount Hood's Name?

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 2:57 p.m.

Think Out Loud considers the idea of renaming Oregon's Mount Hood after Mount McKinley was renamed its traditional name, Denali.

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Remembering 'The Big Burn' That Scorched The West

OPB | Aug. 19, 2015 10:44 a.m.

Thursday is the 105th anniversary of what's been dubbed "The Big Burn," a devastating wildfire that burned three million acres in Washington, Idaho and Montana, killing 80 people and changing the entire U.S. approach to forest fires.

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The Gasp Moment: Video Producers Get Mind-Blowing Images Of Local Landscapes

OPB | Aug. 13, 2015 11:17 a.m.

In three videos being screened for “Oregon Lens,” Uncage the Soul takes viewers to the Oregon coast, the Sandy Ice Caves and through the streets of Portland. 

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6 Hikes Within 60 Miles Of Portland To Take This Summer

OPB | June 4, 2014 midnight

Paul Gerald has released the fifth edition of his popular hiking guide 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland. We asked him to shares six special hikes to take this summer.

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Waterfalls, Lava Flows And A Turquoise Pool Await Upper McKenzie Hikers

OPB | Sept. 27, 2013 midnight

View a slideshow of the scenery along a popular 7-mile stretch of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail.