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Setting The Table For 8,000


What's it take to feed 8,000-plus people in a day? In Verboort, Oregon, it takes community — and 30,000 pounds of meat. Here's how the sausage (and sauerkraut and applesauce) gets made for its annual fundraiser.

Beaverton Makeup Company Creates Products For All Hues


Makeup entrepreneur Paula Hayes got into makeup because she loved science and needed something that wouldn't irritate her own skin.

Maywood Park: An Oregon City Within A City


Located inside Portland, tiny Maywood Park isn't a neighborhood — it's a city that formed when its residents battled the state over development. Today it lives on as a slice of old Portland.

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22-Year-Old Claims Victory At Portland Marathon

It took Kallin Khan, a Chicago native, just over two hours, 25 minutes to finish the course, which took runners through the city’s four quadrants. A second place winner would not be announced for another 20 minutes. 

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'Fern Hobbs And The Snake River Showdown'

The Wild West meets the remarkable Fern Hobbs in the next "Oregon Experience."

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Meet Mel Brown, The Portland Jazz Legend Who Plays For Something Greater Than Himself

If you've heard any '70s-era Motown record, you've probably heard Mel Brown's drumming. But if you happen to live in Portland, it's much more likely that you've seen him play live jazz.

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Damian Lillard And Shaq Trade Diss Tracks

Lillard released a new song today called "Reign Reign Go Away"

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'We Got Totally Screwed': Top Runners Say They Didn't Get Fair Shake At Portland Marathon

Ultimately, somewhere between 15 and 20 of Sunday’s fastest runners took a wrong turn near the entrance to the Ross Island Bridge, as they followed one another more than a mile off course onto Southwest Barbur Boulevard.

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The Album Art Of Tokio Aoyama

A closer look at some of today's most vibrant modern jazz cover art and the artist behind them.

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Like A Villain: Artist Holland Andrews’ Boundless Emotional Range

A consummate performer, Holland Andrews wields a soul-stirring voice to channel healing.

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Song Premiere: Silver Medal - 'Tax Season'

The Portland band's new song is a self-deprecating, slacker lament about falling short.

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The Pickles Have Captured Portland's Hearts (And Tattooed Their Arms)

In just four seasons, the Portland Pickles have made baseball a staple on the city's east side.


Looking Back On 'Bitches Brew': The Year Miles Davis Plugged Jazz In

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Christian McBride about the impact of Miles Davis' seminal album Bitches Brew — an electrified sound that ushered in decades of jazz fusion 50 years ago.

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Rocktoberfest Returns Sept. 7

Join us at Oregon City Brewing from 5-9pm on September 7th to enjoy the 2019 Chart Hopper beer inspired by opbmusic, and music sets from Tango Alpha Tango, Pool Boys, and The Celebrators.

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Portland’s Low Bar Chorale Brings Together Big Crowds For Group Singalongs

Producer Kate Sokoloff and music director Ben Landsverk bring together musicians to perform live for audiences, coordinate large singalongs and create a feeling of community. 

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Historic Vernonia Grandstands Still Standing After Yearslong Debate

The Greenman Field grandstands in Vernonia had been scheduled for demolition a little over a year ago, but a dedicated group of activists has kept them standing.

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What Will It Take To Get The Oregon Zoo Railway's Long Route Back On Track?

Restoring the Washington Park and Zoo Railway's original 2-mile route isn't completely off the table, but it would take time, money and community support.

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Southern Oregon Performing Arts Take Countermeasures For Wildfire Smoke

While this season's air quality is a marked improvement over recent years, smoke is still causing some disruption for events downwind from wildlands. 

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How Oregon's 'Moon Country' Helped Prepare Astronauts For The Lunar Landing

Before Neil Armstrong made his historic first step on the moon, he and most of the other Apollo astronauts trained in Central Oregon. The area’s unique lava formations were thought to resemble the lunar surface.

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Eastern Oregon University Writing Program Is Reborn — With Fishtrap's Help

EOU and Fishtrap join forces to help writers dig deep on ecology and community issues.

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From Washington To Australia: Rower Talks About Solo Journey Across The Pacific

As Jacob Hendrickson neared the completion of what would be the longest solo rowing voyage from North America across the Pacific Ocean, he talked about why he took on the challenge.

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Wallowa County’s OK Theater Marks Centennial

Live performances by national touring acts and Oregon favorites headline the Enterprise landmark's birthday party.

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Forced To Move, Portland's Alder Street Food Carts Are Planning For The Future

The food cart pod has to pack up by the end of June, due to a Ritz-Carlton being built in its place, but the city and others are finding a new home for some of the carts.

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