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Umatilla Prison Powwow Helps Inmates Connect To Their Roots

East Oregonian | Aug. 22, 2016 7:36 a.m.

Two Rivers Correctional Institution held its first powwow, attended by 63 inmates, more than 50 guests and 27 representatives from American Indian tribes and organizations.

local | Recreation | Sports

Portland's Galen Rupp Takes Bronze In Men's Marathon

AP | Aug. 21, 2016 9:11 a.m.

Rupp became the first American to medal in this event since Meb Keflezighi won silver in 2004.

NW Life | local | Recreation | Summertime In The Pacific Northwest

Portland Heat No Match For PDX Adult Soapbox Derby

OPB | Aug. 20, 2016 2:27 p.m. | Portland

The 2016 PDX Adult Soapbox Derby tore through Mount Tabor Park in Southeast Portland Saturday, where temperatures reached the mid-90s.

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Darcelle Crowned World's 'Oldest Drag Queen Performer' By Guinness

OPB | Aug. 17, 2016 5:15 p.m.

Guinness World Records awarded the City of Roses’ grand dame — who operates Darcelle XV, the longest-running drag revue west of the Mississippi — the designation this week.

History | local | Sports | Recreation | NW Life | Oregon History

Oregon's 1st Gold Medalist Led An Extraordinary Life

OPB | Aug. 15, 2016 6 a.m. | Portland

Alfred Carlton Gilbert, Oregon's first gold medalist, was an incredible athlete but he also a magician, inventor and successful businessman. 

NW Life | local

First-Ever Marijuana Growers' Fair Opens In Salem

AP | Aug. 13, 2016 midnight | Salem, Oregon

People flocked to Oregon's first-ever marijuana growers' fair on Saturday where a competition for best pot plants was being held, with the winners to be displayed at the Oregon State Fair.

NW Life | local | Entertainment | Arts | Oregon Lens

Meet The Lightbulb Lady Of Portland

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 3:06 p.m.

Tourists come from as far as Tokyo to gaze upon Sunlan Lighting's electric glow, and its owner, Kay “The Lightbulb Lady” Newell is happy to greet them. Well, sort of.

local | Food | Family | Cooking

Scandinavian Celebrations: Savor These Swedish Meat Pies

OPB | Aug. 10, 2016 4:15 p.m.

Chow down on Loven Oven's popular Swedish meat pies at the Scandinavian Festival in Junction City or follow Lulu the Baker's adaptation and make them at home for a summer feast. 

NW Life | local | Arts

Hundreds Of Nudists Converge On Eugene To Mingle, Play And Lobby

KLCC | Aug. 9, 2016 9:09 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

This week, hundreds of people will gather near Eugene and bare all for a national nudist convention. But it's not all fun and sun for these nudists, there are serious public policy issues to discuss.

Animals | Nation | News | Fish & Wildlife | local | Science

Oregon Zoo Releases Last Of Summer's Silverspot Butterflies

AP | Aug. 8, 2016 11:43 a.m. | Portland

The Oregon Zoo has released the last batch of its zoo-raised silverspot butterflies into the wild as part of a summer program aimed at boosting their numbers.