Kayo Lackey has worked at OPB for eight years and is currently producing stories for OPB's Arts and Life. Born and raised in Japan, she brings her knowledge of Japanese and other Asian cultures to her work. She loves cooking, traveling, taking agility lessons with her dog and shooting street photography.
Oregon's first cat café gives patrons the opportunity to relax and interact with cats in a living-room-type environment — and maybe even take one home. Watch our video to get a look inside the lounge.
After retiring from her career as a schoolteacher, Portland artist Samyak Yamauchi developed a passion for intuitive painting. Now she teaches workshops in her studio to free other adults from their fears about painting.
The Portland-based artist shares the tradition of Japanese tattooing with his clients. Find out more about the art form, his ongoing apprenticeship, and why he sees himself as a "translator."
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.
A large crowd gathered at Keller Auditorium for the "2014 World Beard & Moustache Championships." Watch our video to see one how one of the participants prepared for the competition.
Portland ceramicist Hsin-Yi Huang creates whimsical pieces inspired by nature and her everyday experiences — from lizards to flowers to artichokes and more.
This year Feast Portland offers the "Girls, Girls, Girls" dinner with several talented female chefs. Naomi Pomeroy, Christina Tosi, Johanna Ware and Kuniko Yagi talk with OPB about their experiences, inspirations and role models.
A new exhibition at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center features arts and crafts made by Japanese-Americans while they were incarcerated in internment camps during World War II.
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Bonnie Morales, chef and owner of Kachka, demonstrates how to make a zakuski dish: herring under a fur coat, a colorful layered salad.
Blacksmith Arnon Kartmazov, owner of Bridgetown Forge in Portland, studied his craft in Israel and Japan before moving to the United States.
Françoise Weeks creates unique fashion pieces such as rings, necklaces, headpieces and handbags — all made from a wide variety of plants and flowers.
Many fans of Japanese food may be familiar with sushi, tempura and even izakaya fare, but kaiseki, a form of Japanese haute cuisine, is new to a lot of Northwest diners.
More than 1,500 young athletes, including fencers from Oregon, competed in the 2014 Junior Olympics Fencing Championships at the Oregon Convention Center.
Restaurant critics Karen Brooks and Mike Russell discuss past culinary trends and their predictions for what will be hot in Portland's 2014 food scene.