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Bridgetown Snow: A Photographic History

OPB | Jan. 5, 2016 2:32 p.m.

Over the years, Portland has seen some extraordinary weather. And sometimes those moments were captured forever — on film. Look back at some great images of Bridge City's historical weather events.

Recreation | News | local | Health | NW Life | Greetings From The Northwest: Under The Weather

20 Years Later: Hypothermia Is Still Hypothermia

OPB | Dec. 23, 2015 3:50 p.m.

About 400 times a year, search and rescue teams are deployed in Oregon. Most folks who get into trouble get lost in the snow, where the number one danger is death from hypothermia.

News | Economy | local | Greetings From The Northwest: Under The Weather

A Look Back At Oregon's Housing Crisis

OPB | Nov. 30, 2015 12:56 p.m. | Portland

In cities across Oregon, one word came up again and again in 2015: housing.

Arts | NW Life | Books | Greetings From The Northwest: Under The Weather

Powell's $350,000 Gift: For The Person Who Has Everything

OPB | Nov. 27, 2015 midnight

Inside Powell's City of Books, there is one book almost no one is able to see. It's the store's most expensive book, locked away in a secret location.

NW Life | Education | Greetings From The Northwest: Under The Weather

7 Educational Stops For Your Next Oregon Road Trip

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Have plans to travel across the state? Check out our seven pit stops for learning something while you're on the road.

History | Education | Greetings From The Northwest: Under The Weather

Can You Pass Our Oregon History Test?

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

We created an Oregon history pop quiz — can you pass?

Environment | NW Life | History | Greetings From The Northwest: Under The Weather

The First Landscape Photos Of The Columbia Gorge

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Two years after the Civil War, an internationally renowned landscape photographer turned his lens to Oregon. The results are breathtaking.

Environment | News | NW Life | Greetings From The Northwest: Under The Weather

How Oregon Rivers Carried Millions Of Trees

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Trucks carry most of Oregon's lumber out of the woods on forest roads. But before that was possible, the timber industry primarily relied on the river — some of which are still recovering.

Arts | History | local | Books | Oregon Experience

Ken Kesey: An Oregon Life

OPB | Jan. 3, 2014 2:30 p.m.

Ken Kesey, author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962) and Sometimes a Great Notion (1964), was one of the best-known authors to ever emerge from Oregon. Airing January 20 at 9 p.m.  

Oregon Field Guide

River of the Rogues

OPB | Feb. 7, 2013 8:30 p.m.

River of the Rogues tells the story of the people and events that shaped the Rogue River.

Oregon Experience

Oregon Experience Reveals The Lives Of The Oystermen

OPB | April 18, 2011 9 p.m.

Oysters are unusual little creatures, and they've played a distinctive role in Pacific Northwest history. As Euro-Americans settled this region, the native oyster became one of the first natural resources to be exploited on a large scale — and one of the first to be depleted. The oyster business spawned the creation of several coastal communities and precipitated the demise of a vast Indian reservation. Yet the oysters themselves and the colorful oystermen who farm them have contributed many unacknowledged environmental benefits, as well.

Oregon Experience Reveals The Lives Of The Oystermen

OPB | April 18, 2011 9 p.m.

Oysters are unusual little creatures, and they've played a distinctive role in Pacific Northwest history. As Euro-Americans settled this region, the native oyster became one of the first natural resources to be exploited on a large scale — and one of the first to be depleted. The oyster business spawned the creation of several coastal communities and precipitated the demise of a vast Indian reservation. Yet the oysters themselves and the colorful oystermen who farm them have contributed many unacknowledged environmental benefits, as well.

Oregon Experience

The River They Saw

OPB | Jan. 4, 2011 8 p.m.

The beauty and magic of the Columbia River Gorge has attracted photographers for more than 150 years.  The River They Saw chronicles the history of the Gorge with rarely seen images crafted by Carleton Watkins, Sarah Ladd, Benjamin Gifford, Al Monner and many others.  These early photographers left a stunning visual legacy through images still considered among the greatest landscape photos ever made.

Celilo Falls, A History Revealed

OPB | Nov. 20, 2008 12:30 p.m.

Celilo Falls has been the center of an emotional controversy for more than fifty years. We all know it disappeared when the Columbia River was dammed but some tribal members believe the government blew it up first. You'll see brand new history-making images which might finally settle the matter.

Oregon Field Guide

Celilo Falls, A History Revealed

OPB | Nov. 20, 2008 12:30 p.m.

Celilo Falls has been the center of an emotional controversy for more than fifty years. We all know it disappeared when the Columbia River was dammed but some tribal members believe the government blew it up first. You'll see brand new history-making images which might finally settle the matter.