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Longview Continues Search For New Drinking Water Source

Dec. 15, 2015 midnight

The city of Longview began drilling a series of test wells Monday along the Cowlitz River to search for a new drinking water source.  

Water | Environment | Communities

Oregon Arsenic Discovery Could Lead To Cleaner Drinking Water

March 9, 2015 4 p.m.

A discovery by scientists at the University of Oregon could lead to a new way to remove toxic arsenic from groundwater supplies.


Wells To Blame For Drugs Found In Portland's Drinking Water

March 10, 2008 1:34 p.m.

An investigation has found a vast array of pharmaceuticals in the drinking water of 24 major metropolitan areas. Acetaminophen, caffeine, ibuprofen and sulfamethoxazole were found in Portland’s water.


Oregon Wine Country Towns Look To Willamette Drinking Water

April 9, 2008 5:24 p.m.

Tight water supplies are nothing new to Oregonians east of the Cascades. Limited water supplies have already caused friction between growing cities and farms. Rob Manning has more on the brewing water wars in Oregon's wine belt.  

Water | Environment

Clackamas River Collects Drinking Water And Pollutants

Aug. 13, 2013 6 a.m.

Studies by the U.S. Geological Survey have found 63 different pesticides and herbicides in the Clackamas River Basin. And testing shows some of those chemicals are winding up in the drinking water communities take from the river.

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Clackamas Watershed Collects Pollutants And Drinking Water

Aug. 13, 2013 3:15 a.m.

Studies have found 63 different pesticides and herbicides in the Clackamas River Basin. Testing shows some of those chemicals wind up in the drinking water communities take from the river.

News | Health | local | Environment | Lead In The Water

Lead Found In Drinking Water At UO Residence Halls

Sept. 15, 2016 3:39 p.m.

About one-fifth of the faucets in three University of ­Oregon residence halls run with lead-tainted water — and a fourth hall is very likely to have some of the same.

Education | News | Health | local | Environment | Lead In The Water

Portland Public Shuts Off Drinking Water After Finding Lead At 2 Schools

May 28, 2016 5:34 a.m.

Portland Public Schools is shutting off all the drinking water across more than 70 school buildings, following the discovery of elevated lead levels at two schools.

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People With Compromised Immune Systems Must Always Be Careful About Drinking Water

May 27, 2014 9:26 p.m.

During Portland's boil water notice, it emerged that people with compromised immune systems should consult their doctors about drinking tap water.


State Bars Portland Lab From Testing Public Drinking Water Supplies

April 2, 2008 4:08 p.m.

State public health officials have barred a Portland lab from testing drinking water samples for more than 400 public water systems in Oregon.

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Oregon Historical Photo: Mount Tabor Reservoir

July 6, 2015 7 a.m.

Portland’s municipal water supply comes from the Bull Run River, in the lower Cascade Mountains. The story of how that supply has been developed and protected is every bit as good as the water itself.

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Waterfalls, Lava Flows And A Turquoise Pool Await Upper McKenzie Hikers

Sept. 27, 2013 7 a.m.

Hiking a popular 7-mile stretch of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail offers large waterfalls, a stunning turquoise pool, lava fields and hundreds-year-old Douglas firs along a stretch of untamed whitewater. Vine maples add a splash of fall color. View a slideshow of some of the scenery.

Drenik: Journey To The End Of Pickathon

Aug. 20, 2015 5 a.m.

We gave opbmusic contributor Matt Drenik a 1000 word assignment to cover the Pickathon music festival. He turned in 5000 words on dehydration, dirt, & joy. This is his epic journey.  

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Oregon Historical Photo: Portland Waterfront

Feb. 23, 2015 8 a.m.

In the 19th century, Portland’s waterfront had an international reputation for vice and violence. It was also the setting for much of the folklore about the city. Find out more about the legends of Portland's past.

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Hats Off To Kentucky Derby Drinks ... With A Northwest Twist

May 3, 2016 8:15 p.m.

Assemble these icy-fresh, Northwest flavor-laced drinks, settle your wide-brimmed Southern-belle hats and celebrate the Kentucky Derby!

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Agnes Pilgrim, International Grandmother, Advocates for Clean Water

Feb. 7, 2013 3:15 p.m.

Agnes Pilgrim is an elder of the Takelma tribe that lived for centuries along the Rogue River. She's also a member of the International Council of 13 Grandmothers, which provides her with a vast platform for her message about clean water.


Review: Project Pabst 2014

Sept. 30, 2014 6:50 p.m.

The new festival played Portland's south waterfront for the first time last weekend.

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Oregon Historical Photo: The Benson Bubblers

June 2, 2014 5:45 p.m.

In 1912, philanthropist Simon Benson installed the Benson Bubbler drinking fountains in downtown Portland. Learn more about the folklore behind the historic fountains.

Recycled Wastewater Provides Blank Canvas For Craft Brewers

Aug. 29, 2015 8:45 p.m.

Ever wanted to drink a beer that used to be part wastewater? You may get that chance soon.


Premium Saké Proves Popular in Oregon

April 29, 2011 midnight

If you still think of saké as a hot drink that tastes like jet fuel, things have changed! Test your saké IQ by taking our quiz, get an expert's tips for sampling premium saké and watch video of how to make a saké cocktail.

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