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Portland Mayoral And Council Candidates Face Off On Arts And Culture


Hear what went down Tuesday night as players in some of Portland's big races discussed the issues at the heart of the creative city: affordable artist space and housing, public funding for the arts, equity issues, and, of course, the arts tax.  

Photo: John Strieder/OPB

UX: Design For Space, Parking, Fly Fishing And The World


State of Wonder guest curator Elena Moon takes us through the world of user experience design, challenging us to think about what works and why.

Photo: April Baer/OPB

Heroes, Forever and Ever: Bowie Remembered, Doctor Fate Reborn and More


This week on State of Wonder: Oregonians mourn the death of a legend (including some who shared his stage); a Portland artist helps reboot DC Comics’ Dr. Fate, and a blind but colorful painter in Wallowa County invites us into his studio.

Photo: April Baer/OPB

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Architect Kengo Kuma's Plans For The Portland Japanese Garden

OPB | Feb. 05, 2016

Internationally renowned architect Kengo Kuma will transform Portland’s Japanese Garden into a stunning, one-of-a-kind village.

Museum Of Contemporary Craft Closing, Location To Be Sold

OPB | Feb. 04, 2016

The Pacific Northwest College of Art will fold the Museum of Contemporary Craft's collection into its own archives to create a new Center for Contemporary Art & Culture in its main building.

Disjecta Announces Artists For 2016 Biennial

OPB | Feb. 03, 2016

Thirty-four artists will exhibit in Portland and across Oregon for the 2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art this July.

Portland's Museum Of Contemporary Craft To Be Dissolved

OPB | Feb. 03, 2016

The collection will be absorbed into the Pacific Northwest College of Art's new contemporary art center.

New Venue Hopes To Boost Salem's Music Scene

opbmusic | Feb. 02, 2016

Three Salem, Oregon music scenesters are launching a new venue with hopes of offering up a locally-owned, locally-oriented slice of music and performance in the state capital.

Designers In Space: UX Takes On 'The Martian' And More

OPB | Jan. 23, 2016

When they're not working on real-life space shuttle controls, user experience designers Elena Moon and Jos Vaught enjoy the futuristic technologies dreamed up by Hollywood. Find out how the "The Martian," "Minority Report" and "Star Trek" strike these discriminating designers.

Tiny House, Meet Roving Caravan: Olympia's Zyl Vardos

OPB | Jan. 22, 2016

Taking design inspiration from drops of dew, fortune cookies and Noah's ark, carpenter Abel Zimmerman Zyl pounds artistic whimsy into every inch of his tiny house caravans.

The Unexamined River Isn't Worth Fishing

OPB | Jan. 22, 2016

Fly fishing expert Amy Hazel shows us how much we don't know about fly fishing and how hard it would be to learn.

Good Guys Win: Comics Artist Ibrahim Moustafa

OPB | Jan. 17, 2016

After a big 2015 finale to his mountaineering thriller, "High Crimes," Moustafa is back with a special issue of DC's "Doctor Fate."

Dandy Warhols On Playing, Touring With David Bowie

OPB | Jan. 16, 2016

The Portland band recalls being the first to share Bowie's stage since Lou Reed and the last band to tour Europe with him.

Half-Blind Enterpise Artist Paints In Vivid Color

OPB | Jan. 16, 2016

82-year-old Bob Fergison came to painting late in life, but you can’t tell from his colorful, expressive depictions of nudes and boxers in his show at the Josephy Center.

Beat Connection Live at OPB

opbmusic | Jan. 07, 2016

Seattle-based electro pop band Beat Connection perform live in our studios and chat with opbmusic's Mason Rippey.

Heroes, Forever and Ever: Bowie Remembered, Doctor Fate Reborn and More

OPB | Jan. 16, 2016

This week on State of Wonder: Oregonians mourn the death of a legend (including some who shared his stage); a Portland artist helps reboot DC Comics’ Dr. Fate, and a blind but colorful painter in Wallowa County invites us into his studio.

Could An Arts Center Be Harney County's Salvation?

OPB | Aug. 15, 2015

The region, once rich in timber, is asking if building a $16 million performance center might jump start its economy.

How This Tiny Washington Town Became An Arts Titan

OPB | Aug. 13, 2015

A single entrepreneur plugs in the arts for Central Washington town.

Joseph: From Economic Depression To Arts Powerhouse

OPB | Aug. 15, 2015

Once just a pit stop on the way to Wallowa Lake, Joseph, Oregon, is now a destination of its own thanks to a bustling arts, culture and tourism scene.

Hollywood Theatre To Open An Annex At The Portland Airport

OPB | Dec. 25, 2015

Coming soon to an airport near you: a multi-disciplinary film space on the C Concourse.

What's Next After Meyer Memorial Trust Hiatus

OPB | Dec. 18, 2015

CEO Stamm lays out changes ahead for Oregon's 3rd largest foundation.

Heartless Bastards Performs Acoustic Set at OPB

opbmusic | Nov. 19, 2015

Heartless Bastards play a stripped-down acoustic set of music from their album Restless Ones.


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