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New Urban League President Nkenge Harmon Johnson Talks 'State Of Black Oregon'

OPB | May 13, 2015

Nkenge Harmon Johnson discusses the recently released "State of Black Oregon" report and what she hopes to accomplish at the helm of the Urban League of Portland.

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?