Digital Producer

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

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.

NW Life | local

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 | NW Life | local

'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.

NW Life | local

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 Fran├žoise 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.

Arts | local

Janessa Munt's Dollar-Bill Origami

OPB | April 1, 2014 midnight

Eighteen-year-old origami artist Janessa Munt has developed original designs that transform dollar bills into bulldogs, goats, mermaids, manta rays, dinosaurs and more.

Food | local

Kaiseki Pop-Up Dinner Showcased Art Of Japanese Cuisine

OPB | March 14, 2014 midnight

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.

NW Life | local

Local Fencers Compete at Junior Olympic Fencing Championships

OPB | Feb. 21, 2014 8:15 a.m.

More than 1,500 young athletes, including fencers from Oregon, competed in the 2014 Junior Olympics Fencing Championships at the Oregon Convention Center.

Food | local

2014 Portland Food Trends: Fried Chicken & Dessert

OPB | Jan. 28, 2014 midnight

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.

Food | local

Cooking For The Future

OPB | Jan. 23, 2014 midnight

Multnomah County offers a yearlong culinary arts course for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.