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Oregon Mushers And Sled Dogs Share A Bond Forged In Miles


Sled dogs are some of the best athletes on the planet. By raising and racing them, Northwest mushers create a deeper connection to their pets — one with thousands of years of history.

Vibrant Flavors Of Mother Russia Color The Kachka Cookbook


Chef/owner Bonnie Morales of acclaimed Portland restaurant Kachka brings vibrant recipes, family tales and cultural insights to a lively, coloricious cookbook celebrating the foods of the former Soviet Union.

Watch: Typhoon Live At OPB


The band's new release, "Offerings," is a dark vision of a man losing his memory and his mind. The record is out this week. Typhoon joined us in the studio for a performance and to talk about it.

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Damáso Rodríguez On Artists Rep's Building, Debt And Future

The artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre talks about the recent revelation of an IRS debt and the impending sale of half of the theater.

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Robert Frank, Who Changed The Course Of Photography, On View At Blue Sky

The most influential living photographer gets a rare Portland exhibition curated by the preeminent art publisher Gerhard Steidl.

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Artists Repertory Theatre To Sell Half Its Building; Parts With GM

With two liens against the theater company's iconic building looming, big changes are coming. 

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Portland Native And Classical Titan Robert Mann Dies at 97

A founder of the internationally renowned Juilliard String Quartet got his start with the Portland Youth Philharmonic in the 1930s.

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'The Four Top': New Year's, Russia-Style

Do Russians have more New Year's fun than the rest of us? What's the world's best hangover cure? And what's up with eating tongue? Listen to Episode 35 of “The Four Top."

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After Tumultuous Year, Eugene Opera Is Back

Company puts debt in the rearview mirror and stages Rossini's crowd-pleaser, "The Barber of Seville."

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KMHD's Top Singles Of 2017

In jazz, single cuts can contain a dimensionality and completeness that takes pop music a whole album to achieve.  And, as we witness a transition from albums to singles as the primary format for new music releases - a top singles list is essential.

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opbmusic Best Of 2017: Songs

From worldwide hits to local heroes, listen to 18 of our favorite songs from Oregon musicians released in 2017.

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Join 1 Oregon Museum, Get In Free To 11 Others In 2018

A reciprocal agreement among 12 western Oregon museums aims to get museumgoers out and about.

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A Year Of Wonder: 'State Of Wonder' 2017 Arts Highlights

OPB's art show looks back on the year's best music, books, news stories and spectacular astronomical events.

Technology | Arts | Business | Entertainment | local | Communities | 2017: The Year In Review

'Oregon Art Beat' 2017: Animation Revolution, A Stellar Experience Of Art And More

A look back at "Oregon Art Beat's" year of animation, natural wonders of light and lack there of, timeless voices and more.

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With Latest Release, Noah Gundersen Cuts Through The White Noise

Seattle musician chats with opbmusic's Matthew Casebeer about his latest album and radical new sound.

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Savor The Season With New Pacific Northwest Cookbooks

Cook up delicious holiday dishes from these recent cookbooks with Northwest roots (and find inspiration for last-minute gifts). 

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Neighbors Skeptical Of Smith Rock B&B Proposal

The Mazamas want to develop a three-room bed and breakfast and a 10-site campground across the road from Smith Rock's red rock faces. 

Arts | Music | opbmusic's Best of 2017

opbmusic Best Of 2017: Albums

From folk rock to future hip hop, here are the albums we loved in 2017 (with listening links!).


'The Four Top': Is 'Raw' Cheese's Bad Wrap Deserved?

"Raw" cheeses are demonized, but could they be less harmful for you than raw fruits and vegetables? How are home brewers leading the backyard biologist movement? And those who work in artisanal food industries are asking themselves: Is the conversation between urban and rural communities broken?

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Christian Scott's 'Stretch Music' Is Unmistakably His

The New Orleans-born artist calls his work "stretch music" rather than jazz, but his ability to draw together disparate musical traditions connects him to one of jazz's greatest players, Miles Davis.

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Get Snackalicious With 'Pok Pok The Drinking Food Of Thailand'

Ready for some flavor-crazed snacking and sipping? The Pok Pok restaurant team's latest cookbook explores a subset of Thai cooking called "drinking food," largely unknown in the United States.

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Nick Delffs Live At OPB

The Boise-based songwriter has been a longtime fixture in Northwest music. His new album, "Redesign," is about reinventing yourself from the inside out.

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A Harry Potter Podcast Just For Grown-Ups

We’re chatting up Caitlin Weierhauser and Randall Lawrence, the hosts of “Room of Requirement 237”, one of 13 podcasts taping at a Saturday festival.

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Oregon Art Beat

Oregon Painters (1907)

January 25, 8 p.m. [OPB TV]

Oregon Field Guide

Exploring the Oregon Dunes (2212)

January 21, 1:30 a.m. [OPB TV]


Listen: 'The Four Top' Presented By OPB


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.