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National Park Service Waives Fees To Celebrate 98th Birthday

Aug. 25, 2014 4:10 p.m.

Monday is the National Park Service's 98th birthday, and parks are waiving entrance fees across the country.

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Council Will Seek More Money For Portland Parks

July 25, 2014 3:51 a.m.

The Portland City Council agreed Thursday to send a bond measure to voters in the fall, to improve the city's park system.


Hillsboro Closes Park After Cougar Sightings

July 23, 2014 9:45 p.m.

The City of Hillsboro has closed a park along the Tualatin River after three reports of a cougar in the area.


Jantzen Beach Amusement Park

Aug. 12, 2014 7:37 p.m.

Take a look inside Jantzen Beach Amusement Park.

Oregon's Lost Summer Hangouts

Jantzen Beach Amusement Park

Aug. 8, 2014 7:33 p.m.

It might be hard to believe now, but not too long ago, what stood in place of the sprawling Jantzen Beach Center on Hayden Island was a great North American amusement park. Find out what people remember about their experiences in the park and share your memories.

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Crater Lake National Park Ranger Captures Amazing Rainbow After Thunderstorms

Aug. 5, 2014 7 p.m.

There’s nothing like an awesome viral photo to make me want to head for the hills and set up camp.

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Hopefuls Flock To Portland Park For American Idol Auditions

July 9, 2014 11:01 p.m.

Fox's American Idol bus rolled into Portland Wednesday and started the auditioning process for a few hundred reality stars in the making. At the end of a very long and hot day, only a handful of hopeful American Idol contestants made it on to the next round.

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Portland Soccer Stadium Renamed Providence Park

Feb. 11, 2014 2:09 a.m.

The Portland Timbers announced that they have renamed their stadium Providence Park. The name change goes along with a 15-year partnership with Providence Health and Services.

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Idaho Hopes To Make Craters Of The Moon A National Park

Nov. 25, 2014 11:07 p.m.

Idaho is the only state in the West without a national park, but officials hope to change this fact by transforming Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve into a park.

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Idaho Vies For First National Park

Nov. 25, 2014 10:45 p.m.

Little known fact: Idaho is the only state in the West that doesn't have a national park for its very own. Sure, it claims numerous historical sites, and it even claims a sliver of Yellow Stone National Park. But the Gem State wants a park to call its very own, and park officials have their sights set on Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.

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Oregon Art Beat

July 10, 2013 12:11 p.m.

Oregon Art Beat is OPB's Emmy Award-winning local arts series, now in its 17th season. Art Beat profiles artists, musicians and artisans from around Oregon and the Northwest. Tune in Thursdays at 8 p.m. Join Oregon Art Beat this week as we highlight artists and the arts in Eugene, Oregon!

Meet sculptor Tannaz Farsi who uses sculptural forms from both found objects and fabricated parts to create her multi-media work. She explores identity, displacement and the memories of one’s homeland.
Farsi is participating this year in the Portland Biennial of Contemporary Art, July 9 - September 16, as part of a two-month celebration showcasing Oregon artists who are defining and advancing the state's contemporary arts landscape.

Watch how DanceAbility International founder, Alito Alessi, teaches mixed ability improvisational dance. Alessi travels the world to work with “all people.” by creating new ways to understand dance, movement, and one another.
You can see a performance by DanceAbility, Saturday, July 30, 2016  at the Children’s Festival, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. at Island Park, Springfield, OR. Enjoy Art Beat's close look at First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare while on tour at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, back in January 2016. Viewers come face to face with an original 1623 book believed to be the entire collection of Shakespeare's works assembled after his death.
This exhibit is currently touring the United states, including 23 museums, 20 universities, five public libraries, three historical societies, and a theater!
A complete list of host sites and tour dates is right here!

And Tallmadge Doyle who is known for her work where science and art intersect and informs her print making.  Doyle etches and prints copper plates while exploring themes like the flora and fauna of the northwest, and outer space! These days, she’s researching a new body of work about owls.
Doyle's smaller prints can be seen this summer at the A-6 Gallery, Bend, OR.  - July 1, 2016 through August 26, 2016 

Oregon Experience

July 10, 2013 12:11 p.m.

This summer Oregon Experience invites you to See Oregon Through Its History.
Explore the unparalleled beauty of Oregon’s parks, coastal towns and rural communities. Whether hiking the trails, catching a play or enjoying local wineries, check in with Oregon Experience’s website each week. You’ll be surprised about the history of your destination and who or what played a key role in building this unique state into the place we call home.
This week, we’ll look at one of the most photographed scenic areas of Oregon - The Columbia River Gorge.
Many will travel this 100-mile stretch of the Columbia River this summer, stopping often to photograph this visually stunning gorge, that cuts through the Cascade Mountains with winding highways, forests and spectacular waterfalls.
Over the past 200 years the landscape has evolved in many ways. Oregon Experience invites you to watch The River They Saw, the history of the Columbia River gorge through the lens of early photographers who documented this visual legacy.  Compare your own photographs from this unique perspective! From historical biographies to issues and events that have shaped our state, Oregon Experience is an exciting television series co-produced by OPB and the Oregon Historical Society. Oregon Experience, celebrating its 10th season, will continue to bring new episodes in the coming months. All previous season's exciting stories, exploring Oregon's rich past, can be watched online.

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William Stafford Centennial

June 4, 2014 7:31 p.m.

This year, Oregon's award-winning poet laureate William Stafford would have turned 100. We explore his life and the impact he had across the state and genre.

National Parks: America's Best Idea

March 20, 2016 7:45 a.m.

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