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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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Jimmy Makarounis, Owner Of Portland Jazz Club Jimmy Mak's, Dies Of Cancer

OPB | Jan. 2, 2017 4:04 p.m. | Portland

Jimmy Makarounis, the longtime owner of famed Portland jazz venue Jimmy Mak's, has died after a prolonged battle with cancer.

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Northwest Governments Embrace Art In Public Spaces

The Columbian | Jan. 2, 2017 11:47 a.m.

Visiting a government building isn’t always a happy experience — let alone a deep, moving one. But Southwest Washington government agencies are embracing the use of art in their public spaces.

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'The Four Top': The Tyrannical Traditional Table | Fake Food Holidays | Culinary Class Divide

OPB | Dec. 19, 2016 6 a.m.

With the help of Megan Scott, the fresh new face of "The Joy of Cooking," our panelists question fake food holidays before tackling the troubling class divide between foodies and those less fortunate.

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The Holidays, An Opera And A Celebrated Portland Exotic Dancer

OPB | Dec. 9, 2016 3:15 p.m. | Portland

A one-act opera based on "Magic Garden: The Memoirs of Viva Las Vegas" explores stage life and family drama.

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The Unlikely Bond Between An Oregon Town And The Man Who Bombed It

OPB | Dec. 7, 2016 8 a.m. | Brookings, Oregon

In 1962 the junior chamber of commerce in Brookings invited a Japanese fighter pilot to be an honored guest in the town's Azalea Festival. The pilot had tried to destroy the town 20 years earlier. 

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Filberts Vs. Hazelnuts: Celebrate Oregon's Nutty Late-Fall Bounty

OPB | Dec. 2, 2016 4:15 p.m.

Whether you call them hazelnuts or filberts, this season's abundant Willamette Valley crop is in, and it's time to celebrate a rebound led by the Oregon State University-developed Jefferson tree.

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Julie Keefe's Photos Show Beauty And Heartbreak Of Northeast Portland

OPB | Nov. 25, 2016 10:22 a.m.

Julie Keefe has spent decades photographing seismic events and everyday life in Portland's black community for the Skanner newspaper, as seen in an exhibition at the Oregon Historical Society.

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Thanksgiving Tips, Memories From Oregon Purveyors Of Food And Drink

OPB | Nov. 23, 2016 2 p.m. | Portland

What makes Thanksgiving special for food and drink purveyors around Oregon? Nostalgia, tradition and gravy.

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Celebrate A Cornucopia Of New Pacific Northwest Cookbooks

OPB | Nov. 22, 2016 11:45 a.m.

Enjoy a sampling of tempting dishes and culinary wisdom from a cornucopia of cookbooks published recently in the Pacific Northwest.