Jo Mancuso worked for the San Francisco Examiner for 20 years, on the news/copy desk, for the Sunday magazine and as editor of the weekly food and home sections. She also did feature-writing for the paper and won a Society of Professional Journalists award for best feature story (print). Previously she worked for the Oregonian, Oregon Journal and Idaho Free Press. She graduated from the University of Oregon.
Jo considers herself a “tentative home cook” who enjoys reading recipes as short fiction or poetry but lacks culinary confidence and training. She enjoys collaborating with food professionals to adapt their commercial-kitchen dishes – sourcing ingredients, using equipment at hand, tips and "hacks," presentation and serving suggestions – for the home cook.
Launched after World War II, Tektronix electronics company rapidly ballooned, becoming Oregon’s largest private employer in less than 40 years. But soon its role in the economy shifted.
Lola G. Baldwin was the nation’s first municipal policewoman, sworn in by Portland’s police department in 1908. She crusaded for the welfare of young, single working women.
Watch the premiere of the Oregon Experience documentary “Thomas Condon: Of Faith and Fossils” on Monday, Feb. 22, at 9 p.m. on OPB TV.
Oregon celebrates its 157th birthday on Feb. 14. But the journey to become the 33rd state in the Union was tumultuous.
Before urban renewal in the 1960s brought development and a freeway, South Portland was a diverse neighborhood whose immigrant populations included Sephardic Jews.
Expansion of the Southern Pacific Railroad into Oregon brought population growth and development but also created opportunities for crime, including the infamous so-called “Last Great Train Holdup” of 1923.
History | NW Life | local | Renewable energyOPB | Nov. 30, 2015 midnight
During World War II, the government urged Americans to conserve resources such as gasoline and rubber to support the country’s military effort. This poster was intended to inspire patriotism and persuade people to join “car-sharing clubs.”
Linus Pauling, the brilliant chemist and humanitarian who grew up and attended college in Oregon, is the only person in history to win two unshared Nobel Prizes.
History | NW Life | Entertainment | ArtsOPB | Oct. 19, 2015 midnight
Eighty years after an English professor organized three days of Shakespeare performances in Ashland, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has become the country’s largest repertory theater, drawing audiences mostly from out of town.
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.
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.