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United Noshes Dishes Up International Feasts

OPB | Jan. 19, 2015

MONDAY: United Noshes is creating delicacies from around the world for Portland diners.

Loophole Allows K-12 Dollars To Fund First Year Of College

OPB | Jan. 15, 2015

THURSDAY: Some Oregon high schools are taking an unconventional approach to the governor's 40-40-20 plan. 

Portland Police Chief Job Changes Hands

OPB | Jan. 02, 2015

FRIDAY: We'll talk with the outgoing and incoming chiefs of the Portland Police Bureau: Mike Reese and Larry O'Dea.

Portland's Professional Cuddler Opens A Storefront

OPB | Nov. 18, 2014

TUESDAY: Samantha Hess has built a business that she says caters to people who need more cuddling in their lives.

Affordable Housing Forums Will Help Decide Next Steps

OPB | Sept. 18, 2014

THURSDAY: A series of public forums focused on affordable house in North and Northeast Portland kicks off this week.

Documenting The Dwindling Number Of Lesbian Spaces

OPB | July 16, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll learn about the decline in the number of spaces specifically for lesbians in Portland — and around the country — and different community responses to it.

Seniors Find New Ways To Age In Place

OPB | July 08, 2013

Ninety percent of Americans want to stay in their own homes as they age. We examine what is happening to make that possible.

Culture Club

OPB | June 05, 2013

Our weekly conversation about some of the most talked about stories of the moment.

Remembering Charles Washington

OPB | Dec. 10, 2012

We remember Portland Observer publisher and editor-in-chief Charles Washington who passed away Saturday at the age of 60.

Looking at Community Newspapers

OPB | Nov. 08, 2012

We'll explore the turf war brewing between the publishers of the Forest Grove News Times and the Forest Grove Leader

Marcy Westerling

OPB | July 30, 2012

Rural Organizing Project founder Marcy Westerling is taking stock of her life and legacy after a diagnosis of terminal ovarian cancer.


OPB | Dec. 02, 2011

Design educators in Portland are celebrating the transformative power of design in a new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Craft and an annual program for MFA students.

Community Service at UP

OPB | Aug. 31, 2011

The University of Portland was ranked one of the best colleges in the country for community service. We'll talk to a student who taught business classes in Kakamega, Kenya. 

Medford Mourns

OPB | July 22, 2011

The stabbing death of a mother and her four young children earlier this week has led to the biggest homicide investigation in Medford history.

Schools & Community

OPB | Sept. 22, 2010

How much do community services help improve student performance?

A Moveable Feast

OPB | Aug. 20, 2010

What are the stories behind the region's food cart culture?

Can You Trust Law Enforcement?

OPB | Feb. 18, 2010

Can you trust the police to solve your community's problems?

Food Safety

OPB | Dec. 10, 2009

How will the food safety bill moving through Congress now affect farmers — and food — in Oregon?

Recovering PERS

OPB | Nov. 04, 2009

How will Oregon's Public Employee Retirement System cover massive investment losses?

Race and Representation

OPB | Oct. 21, 2009

How important is it that your elected representatives share your ethnic or racial background?