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Kayo Lackey

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.

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Recent Articles

Food | local | Cook It At Home

Cook It At Home: Jose Chesa and Cristina Báez's Squid Ink Paella

OPB | April 14, 2015 2:30 p.m.

Cristina Báez and Jose Chesa, owners and chefs of Ataula restaurant, prepare squid ink paella. Get the recipe so you can make this traditional Spanish dish for your family and friends.

Oregon Art Beat

Intuitive Painter Samyak Yamauchi

OPB | April 9, 2015 8 p.m.

Retired teacher, Samyak Yamauchi found a new path - being an intuitive painter. 

Arts | Oregon Art Beat

Horisuzu, Traditional Japanese Tattoo Artist

OPB | April 2, 2015 8 p.m.

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."


Cathy Erway Hopes To Inspire Conversation With 'The Food Of Taiwan'

OPB | April 1, 2015 midnight

The latest cookbook from food writer, blogger and podcast host Cathy Erway includes recipes for a wide range of Taiwanese homestyle and street food. Read our Q&A with Erway and get her recipe for beef noodle soup.

Arts | local | NW Life

Motoya Nakamura Hopes 'Sakura Sakura' Inspires People To Reflect On Their Own Lives

OPB | March 13, 2015 midnight

Photographer Motoya Nakamura's new exhibit features 12 images of cherry trees that are planted at the Japanese American Historical Plaza and Bill of Rights Memorial in downtown Portland's Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Food | local

Heart-Shaped Treats: Valentine's Day Sushi

OPB | Feb. 9, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Does your Valentine love you, but not sweets? If so, try this recipe for heart-shaped sushi. It's fun, easy and there's no sushi rolling required.

local | NW Life

Oregon's First Cat Cafe: A Look Inside Purringtons Cat Lounge

OPB | Feb. 2, 2015 1:45 p.m.

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.


Intuitive Painter Samyak Yamauchi: 'Painting Doesn't Have To Be Scary'

OPB | Jan. 7, 2015 midnight

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.

Arts | local

Traditional Japanese Tattoo Artist Horisuzu: Maintaining Traditions With Integrity

OPB | Dec. 18, 2014 midnight

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."

Food | local | Cook It At Home

Cook It At Home: Chefs' Holiday Dinners

OPB | Dec. 12, 2014 midnight

We catch up with some of the chefs featured in OPB's Cook it at Home series to find out how they celebrate the holidays.

Food | local

Meet Three Latina Entrepreneurs Inspired By Food, Culture & Tradition

OPB | Nov. 4, 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.

NW Life

Hundreds Pack Portland For 'World Beard & Moustache Championships'

OPB | Oct. 28, 2014 midnight

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.

Arts | local

Portland Artist Hsin-Yi Huang Loves Working With Clay

OPB | Sept. 25, 2014 midnight

Portland ceramicist Hsin-Yi Huang creates whimsical pieces inspired by nature and her everyday experiences — from lizards to flowers to artichokes and more.

Food | local

Feast Portland Features Talented Female Chefs In 'Girls! Girls! Girls!'

OPB | Sept. 19, 2014 midnight

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.

Arts | local | NW Life

'Art Behind Barbed Wire' Features Arts & Crafts From Japanese-American Internment Camps

OPB | Aug. 14, 2014 midnight

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.

Food | local | Cook It At Home

Cook It At Home: Bonnie Morales' Herring Under A Fur Coat

OPB | July 25, 2014 midnight

Bonnie Morales, chef and owner of Kachka, demonstrates how to make a zakuski dish: herring under a fur coat, a colorful layered salad.

local | NW Life

Superhero Fun Run Draws All-Ages Crowd

OPB | July 15, 2014 midnight

People of all ages dressed up as Batman, Superman, Wonder Girl and more for the third annual Superhero Fun Run. Watch a video of the action.

Arts | local

Blacksmith Arnon Kartmazov Crafts Japanese-Style Chef's Knives

OPB | May 29, 2014 midnight

Blacksmith Arnon Kartmazov, owner of Bridgetown Forge in Portland, studied his craft in Israel and Japan before moving to the United States.

Arts | local

Alex Reisfar: Painting For Peace

OPB | May 1, 2014 midnight

Portland painter Alex Reisfar talks about the inspiration behind some of his artwork.


Floral Designer Françoise Weeks Creates Rings, Shoes, Handbags & More

OPB | April 17, 2014 midnight

Françoise Weeks creates unique fashion pieces such as rings, necklaces, headpieces and handbags  — all made from a wide variety of plants and flowers.