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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

Environment | Fish & Wildlife | local | NW Life | Animals | Recreation

Hiking Portland's Wildwood Trail In 5 Parts

OPB | July 19, 2016 12:20 p.m. | Portland

Tucked into the northwest corner of Portland, the Wildwood Trail weaves for more than 30 miles through Forest Park. Here's how to hike the historic path in five parts.

Oregon Art Beat

Painter Irene Hardwicke Olivieri

OPB | April 14, 2016 8 p.m.

Irene Hardwicke Olivieri's home in the wilds of central Oregon inspires her painting.

Oregon Field Guide

Discovering Valhalla: Oregon's Hidden Gorge

OPB | Feb. 4, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Field Guide heads into the Oregon wilderness in search of a hidden geologic wonder.

Environment | Forestry | NW Life | local | Discovering Valhalla: Oregon's Hidden Gorge

What You Should Know Before Entering Valhalla

OPB | Feb. 8, 2016 9:15 a.m.

Before you go off to explore Valhalla, with a half-full water bottle and a handful trail mix, keep this in mind: This amazing destination is very dangerous.

Environment | News | local | Discovering Valhalla: Oregon's Hidden Gorge

Secret's Out! Have You Been To Valhalla?

OPB | Feb. 3, 2016 11:26 a.m.

A few adventurous explorers share their tales of venturing into the remote gorge nicknamed Valhalla.

Environment | NW Life | Discovering Valhalla: Oregon's Hidden Gorge

Descending Into Uncharted Territory

OPB | Jan. 30, 2016 10 p.m.

The Canyon Crew, a group of outdoor professionals, braved the treacherous half-mile gorge to document its wonders. 

Environment | News | NW Life | local | Discovering Valhalla: Oregon's Hidden Gorge

Discovering Oregon's Secret Canyon

OPB | Jan. 30, 2016 10 p.m.

How a chance glimpse from a helicopter launched a five-year quest to document an uncharted Oregon wonder. 

Environment | Food | NW Life

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 | NW Life | Family | 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: Under The Weather

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.

Agriculture | Communities | Arts | Oregon Field Guide

Halfway Calendar

OPB | Oct. 29, 2015 midnight

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

Arts | NW Life | History | 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.

Environment | Land | 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.

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

Giant Waves

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

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

local | Music

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 | Science | Fish & Wildlife | 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.