Engineering As Art: The Quilts Of Sidnee Snell

OPB |Nov. 21, 2014 midnight

Portland artist Sidnee Snell creates intricate, colorful quilts with fabric and a sewing machine. Learn more about her background — she used to be an electrical engineer — and view a slideshow of her work.

Ursula Le Guin Takes On Publishing Industry At National Book Awards

OPB |Nov. 20, 2014 9:53 a.m.

Oregon writer Ursula K. Le Guin delivered a sharp critique of the publishing industry Nov. 19 at the National Book Awards.

Cold Snap Inspires Hat Designer To Join Portland Artists In Outpouring Of Warmth

OPB |Nov. 20, 2014 midnight

Winter weather conditions inspired local entrepreneur Faith Jennings to find a new use for her business’s leftover materials.

Oregon Historical Photo: The Road To Jefferson

OPB |Nov. 17, 2014 midnight

Residents of counties along the Oregon-California border have repeatedly tried to create a new, independent state. Find out about the State of Jefferson, a source of regional identity, lore, propaganda and pride.

So Amped: Using Broken Equipment To Make Music History

OPB |Nov. 12, 2014 midnight

Though the vacuum tube amplifier was originally invented in the 1920s as a way to transmit Morse code, it didn’t take long for guitar players to realize it could be used to amplify their instruments as well. 

Oregon Historical Photo: The Forests of Jefferson

OPB |Nov. 10, 2014 midnight

Commercial logging began in Southern Oregon and Northern California in the 1850s. At that time, area residents tried to create their own state. Find out more about the region that became known as the mythical State of Jefferson.

Eighth Annual Siren Nation Festival Showcases Local Female Artists

OPB |Nov. 07, 2014 midnight

The Siren Nation Festival, now in its eighth year, features art shows, music and theater performances, and more. Find out why some of the artists participate year after year.

Meet Three Latina Entrepreneurs Inspired By Food, Culture & Tradition

OPB |Nov. 04, 2014 midnight

Three local entrepreneurs share the challenges and successes of running their own culinary businesses. Along the way they have received support from friends and family, as well as Hacienda CDC, a Latino-focused nonprofit.

Oregon Historical Photo: State Of Jefferson, State Of Mind

OPB |Nov. 03, 2014 midnight

Residents of counties along the Oregon-California border have repeatedly tried to create a new, independent state. Find out about the State of Jefferson, a source of regional identity, lore, propaganda and pride.

Oregon Historical Photo: Women’s Suffrage Campaign

OPB |Oct. 27, 2014 midnight

In 1912, Oregon women waged an energetic campaign for the right to vote. Find out how their mobilization led to social reforms around the state and across the country.

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