Now Playing:

Arts & Life

History | NW Life | local | Entertainment | Arts | Oregon Historical Photo Of The Week

Oregon Historical Photo: Shakespearean Festival, 1938

OPB | Oct. 5, 2015 6 a.m.

In the midst of the Great Depression, an English professor organized three days of Shakespeare performances in Ashland. Eighty years later, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has become the city’s economic mainstay.

NW Life | local | Entertainment | Arts

Skeleton Piano Strikes Whimsical Chord with Dance Troupe

OPB | Oct. 2, 2015 9 a.m. | October 3, 2015

Pianist Jennifer Wright created her Skeleton Piano by ripping the panels of an old upright and banging on the guts. Now, she's partnering with the Agnieszka Laska Dancers for a new work.

NW Life | local

Oregon Historical Photo: Lung On With Sedan

OPB | Sept. 28, 2015 midnight

Businessman Lung On was a critical part of the John Day community in the early 20th century. 

Fish & Wildlife | Animals | local

Oregon Zoo Takes In 3 Orphaned Cougar Cubs

AP | Sept. 24, 2015 12:02 p.m.

Three orphaned cougar cubs have taken up temporary residence at the Oregon Zoo's veterinary medical center.

NW Life | local

A Crash Course In Gardening, From One Of The Masters

OPB | Sept. 23, 2015 12:03 p.m.

OPB's John Sepulvado stopped by the Learning Gardens Laboratory in Southeast Portland for a gardening crash course. It wasn't quite the quick visit he'd hoped for.

NW Life | local

Oregon Historical Photo: One-Room Schoolhouse

OPB | Sept. 21, 2015 midnight

Most photographs capturing rural Oregon’s frontier era were carelessly discarded long ago. But one man’s vast collection brings new insights into everyday life in Southern Oregon at the turn of the 20th century.

NW Life | local | Arts

Is Portland The Epicenter Of A New American Bonsai Movement?

OPB | Sept. 19, 2015 8 a.m.

Portland bonsai master Ryan Neil has partnered with cutting-edge architects and designers to make bonsai cool for a new generation. Exhibit A: The Artisan's Cup, a Skylab-designed exhibition at the Portland Art Museum.

History | local

Portland's New Bridge Links Sisters To Family History

OPB | Sept. 19, 2015 midnight | Portland

Portland sisters Jean and Margie O'Neill were celebrating a family tradition when they walked across the Tilikum Crossing on opening day. They've attended every opening and reopening of Portland's bridges for the past 45 years, as a tribute to their father.

local | Business | News | Arts

3 Ideas From City Leader On Easing Portland's Makers' Space Crisis

OPB | Sept. 18, 2015 11:16 a.m. | Portland

City Commissioner Nick Fish says that if artists and creatives leave, "we'll lose them and we'll never get them back."

NW Life | local | Business | Arts

Exodus At Towne Storage: Artists Scatter In Search For Affordable Space

OPB | Sept. 18, 2015 10:27 a.m. | Portland

Portland's Central Eastside has become the latest battleground for affordable commercial space.