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Bloom Where You’re Planted: Arte Soleil In Southeast Portland


A bootstrapped arts center fills the gap in a Portland community on the margins.

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

OPB | Broadcast: June 7, 2019

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.

Meet Oregon’s Fermented Foods Pioneers: The Shockeys


This Oregon couple helped feed the wave that brought kraut, kimchi and kombucha to every grocery store near you. Chances are if it grows in a garden, the Shockeys have tried to ferment it.

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Model T Driving School In Hood River Sends Students Back To The Past

A little-known Oregon museum houses one of America's largest collections of antique planes and automobiles.  And best of all, you can take some of their collection out on a test drive.

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Portland Parks Budget Cuts Mean Change For Arts Programs

The Multnomah Arts Center, the Community Music Center and the Laurelhurst Dance Studio need to develop funding models as the city tries to get the Parks and Recreation Budget under control.

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Saying Goodbye To The Oregon College Of Art And Craft

It’s far from the only institutional loss Oregon artists have suffered lately, but OCAC’s end reads as a blow to the heart of the region's creative identity.

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'The Four Top': Reva Barewal | Alexis Hillyard | Drew Prindle

What are the emotional repercussions for those who lose the ability to eat and feed themselves? How has a one-handed cook used YouTube to build an international community? And how are modern innovations redefining cooking for people with less mobility?

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Receives $4.5 Million From Warren Buffett's Sister

The unrestricted gift comes as the festival prepares for a leadership transition and another volatile fire season.

Think Out Loud

A Night At The Moda Center

With more than 2,000 employees and up to 20,000 fans, the Moda Center is a well-oiled entertainment machine. "Think Out Loud" goes behind the scenes to bring you an audio portrait of everything that goes into making it all work.

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A Symphony In Burns Seeks Healing, 3 Years After Occupation

The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge became a household name in 2016, not for its beautiful scenery or because 300 bird species flock there, but because a militant, anti-government group had taken over headquarters for 41 days, leading to a fatal shooting. Three years later, an Oregon symphony offers music as healing.

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The Birth Of A Bubblegum Empire: Big League Chew's Unlikely Portland Origin

Rob Nelson was a pitcher for the Portland Mavericks. A bullpen conversation led to the creation of Big League Chew, the bubblegum that's sold over 800 million pouches.

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Pacific Northwest College Of Art President Don Tuski Leaving

President Don Tuski is leaving the Pacific Northwest College of Art after three years on the job. 

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Song Premiere: TK & The Holy Know Nothings - 'Tunnel Of A Dream'

Hear a new ramshackle single from this impressive new project fronted by songwriter Taylor Kingman.

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The Four Top: Claudia Lucero | Juno DeMelo | Kyra Bussanich

Is the idea of "artisan dairy-free cheese" an oxymoron? Which—if any—sugar alternative is best? And how do food pros with medical conditions make restrictive diets work?

Arts | Books | Entertainment | local | Think Out Loud

Barry Lopez's New Book Looks Back On A Lifetime Of Attention To Detail

Legendary Oregon author Barry Lopez's new book is "Horizon."

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Mitchell Jackson's New Memoir Chronicles Growing Up Black In Portland

Mitchell Jackson's new memoir, "Survival Math," tells of his life growing up in Northeast Portland.

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Hires Nataki Garrett As Artistic Director

Nataki Garrett arrives in August to take the baton from Bill Rauch.

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Peter Kaiser Takes 1st In Iditarod — Marking A Win For Alaskan Natives

Kaiser is the first musher of Yup'ik descent to win the Iditarod sled dog race. His win is a significant point of pride for Alaska's indigenous people.

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Nilüfer Yanya At Type Foundry Studio

We met with the 23-year-old London artist on her first national tour in the U.S. She and her band play songs from her album, "Miss Universe," in a session at Type Foundry Studio in Portland.

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Brian Michael Bendis And David F. Walker Team Up for Wonder Comics’ 'Naomi'

A black teen in the fictional Oregon town of Port Oswego, Naomi’s storyline teases big revelations for the DC Universe.

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Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick On Captain Marvel's Big Screen Debut

The writer who re-made Carol Danvers talks about re-imagining female heroism.

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What Happened (And What Didn’t) With Portland’s Creative Space Plan

It’s been about a year since Portland City Council passed a plan to preserve affordable space for artists and makers. So what has happened since?

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Turns Earned: Saving Mount Hood's Historic Backcountry Ski Cabin

Some remote cabins are for solo retreats – not this one. Staying at Tilly Jane A-Frame is a shared experience. And sharing it has saved it.

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Savor the conversation. Every other Monday, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in food and beverage culture. Hosted by Katherine Cole.

Cooking With OPB

Recipes, tips and how-to's from around the Northwest.