Christmas Flood 1964: '7 Feet Of Water In The House'

Fifty years ago this week, some riverside residents of Western Oregon had to make a hard shift from preparing for Christmas to preparing to evacuate their homes.

Photo: The Oregon Historical Society. Photo from The Oregonian, June 6, 1941.

Oregon Historical Photo: Oyster Evolution

Overharvesting decimated native populations of oysters growing in bays along Oregon’s coastline. Find out how resourceful oystermen revolutionized the industry through persistent experimentation.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Congress passed legislation to extend the IRA Charitable Rollover for 2014, allowing individuals who are 70½ or older to make gifts to charitable organizations, like OPB, from their IRA. Visit to learn more.

Oregon Experience

Monday at 9:30 p.m. on OPB TV

From shanghaied sailors to opium dens, Portland’s illicit past is legendary. But how much of it is true? Portland Noir examines Old Town’s sordid history.

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Sallie Ford at OPB

Watch Sallie Ford's new band play a rocking set from their release, Slap Back. They're at the Wonder Ballroom Saturday night.

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