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Producer, Oregon Field Guide and Oregon Art Beat

Jule Gilfillan

Jule Gilfillan is an Emmy-winning producer for OPB's documentary shows, Oregon Art Beat and Oregon Field Guide.

Prior to joining OPB in 2010, Jule spent several years working in Los Angeles as an independent director, producer and writer, making television programs for NBC, MSNBC, HBO, Sundance, MTV, Planet Green, Discovery and others. She also wrote and directed several China-based films that showed at film festivals in New York, Telluride and Venice.

After earning her degree in Asian Studies from California State University and living in China for six years, Jule received her masters of fine arts in cinema and television production from University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.

An Oregon native and an enthusiastic music lover, hiker and camper, Jule loves to explore the state's arts, culture and outdoors.

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Recent Articles

Food | NW Life | Environment

Forget Turkey, This Thanksgiving Dig Into Northwest Oysters

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015 midnight

Connoisseurs say oysters can take on flavors of melon, cucumber and mushroom. Experts say its taste is all dependent on where the mollusk lives.

Arts | Entertainment | Family | NW Life | Oregon Field Guide

Christmas Ships, A Portland Tradition

OPB | Nov. 19, 2015 8:30 p.m.

Christmas season wouldn't be complete without the ship parade!

Oregon Field Guide

Oyster Meroir

OPB | Nov. 5, 2015 midnight

Like the "terroir" of wine, oysters pick up their "meroir" from their home bays.

Arts | Food | NW Life | local | Greetings From The Northwest: Wordstock

Baking Cookbook Stirs Bittersweet Memories Of Portland Chef

OPB | Oct. 30, 2015 6:15 p.m. | Portland

Friends celebrate the publication of "Baked!" a newly-published cookbook from their companion Dylan Richie, by baking some of the featured recipes. Richie passed away last month.

Arts | Agriculture | Communities | Oregon Field Guide

Halfway Calendar

OPB | Oct. 29, 2015 midnight

Meet the calendar girls-slash-outdoors women of Halfway!

Arts | History | NW Life | local | Oregon Art Beat

Chinook Carver Greg A. Robinson

OPB | Oct. 22, 2015 midnight

Chinook carver Greg Robinson carries on traditional Columbia River design.

Oregon Field Guide

Sand Labyrinth

OPB | Oct. 8, 2015 midnight

Denny Dyke's labyrinth drawings in the sand last as long as the tides dictate.

Oregon Art Beat

Pedal Powered Talk Show

OPB | Oct. 8, 2015 midnight

The Pedal Powered Talk Show is as entertaining as it is green.

Arts | local

My 15 Seconds Of Fame As A 'Grimm' Extra

OPB | April 28, 2015 midnight

While producing the "Oregon Art Beat" special "The Art of Grimm," OPB staff member Jule Gilfillan got to experience life as an extra on the police procedural series filmed in Portland.

Land | Environment | NW Life | Oregon Field Guide

Steens Aspen

OPB | March 20, 2015 8:12 p.m.

A look at the beauty and unique ecology of the aspen on Steens Mountain.

Water | NW Life | Communities | Pacific Ocean | Oregon Field Guide

Giant Waves

OPB | March 19, 2015 12:59 p.m.

Giant waves create a spectacular show on the southern Oregon coast.

Music | local

Happy Birthday, MarchFourth Marching Band!

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015 7:45 a.m.

The Portland band is celebrating its 12th birthday with a special show at the Crystal Ballroom. Check out Oregon Art Beat's profile from 2007 when "M4" was still a mainly local phenomenon.

Water | Sustainability | Fish & Wildlife | Science | Oregon Field Guide

Oregon Chub Recovery

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015 midnight

The Oregon chub is the first fish to be removed from the Endangered Species List.

Water | Science | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Flora and Fauna | OPB News Blog

Tiny Oregon Fish Is The First To Get Away From Endangered Species List

OPB | Feb. 17, 2015 6:45 a.m. | Portland

Today the Oregon chub, a tiny minnow that exists only in the Willamette Valley, is the first fish species to be officially taken off the endangered species list.

Fish & Wildlife | Land | local | Environment | Land use | NW Life | Flora and Fauna | Oregon Field Guide

Gearhart Elk Herd

OPB | Feb. 5, 2015 midnight

Gearhart is a seaside vacation town... right in the middle of elk habitat.

Agriculture | Forestry | Oregon Field Guide

Forest Seed Orchard

OPB | Jan. 29, 2015 9:14 a.m.

You've heard of fruit orchards, how about Douglas fir orchards.

Oregon Field Guide

Christmas Greens

OPB | Nov. 20, 2014 2 a.m.

Christmas greens from our local forests also bring green to the northwest's economy.

Arts | local

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.


Portland Opera Marks Its 50th Birthday

OPB | Nov. 6, 2014 midnight

The Portland Opera marks its 50th season with a production of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. General Director Christopher Mattaliano hopes to foster new audiences by encouraging the Opera to think outside the box.

Arts | local

Laura Larson's 'Hidden Mother': A Photographic Exhibition

OPB | Aug. 7, 2014 4 p.m.

Photographer Laura Larson has curated a collection of 19th-century images of children that explore early photographic techniques. Her exhibition is on display at Portland's Blue Sky Gallery throughout the month of August.