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Pendleton Round-Up Brings Old West Nostalgia To Eastern Oregon


The crowds in town for Round-Up events have peaked at 50,000 people in years past, tripling the population of Pendleton.

The Oregon Town Where Money Grows On Trees And Wood Is As Good As Cash


In 1933, with its only bank closed and the country in the midst of the Great Depression, the Oregon shipbuilding and timber city of North Bend turned to a local resource to keep its economy afloat.

Oregon Symphony Dazzles, Startles With Oratorio On Homelessness


Composer Gabriel Kahane's "emergency shelter intake form" moves the ensemble into a new conversation with the community.

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MOsley WOtta Chosen As 1st Bend Creative Laureate

Performer and painter Jason Graham will serve a two-year term as Bend's first creative laureate.

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Artist Julia Oldham Captures The Dogs Of Chernobyl

The Eugene-based visual artist envisions the future in a real-life post-apocalyptic landscape.

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Musician Michelle Zauner On Korean Identity And Grieving At H Mart

Zauner’s project Japanese Breakfast was just the beginning as she came to terms with a biracial heritage and losing her mother.

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Cancels Popular Green Show

Hazardous smoke from wildfires has cost the Oregon Shakespeare Festival about $2 million in losses so far and has prompted the festival to cancel its Green Show performances for the rest of the season.


Esperanza Spalding Is The 21st Century's Jazz Genius

The ways in which Spalding's music is the most radical are perhaps the most easily overlooked: how, through her singing and playing, she challenges gender norms across styles.

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'An Infected Sun': Portland Artist Demian DinéYazhi´ And Their Cross-Country Odyssey

A contemporary artist whose practice is as influenced by Northwest feminist rockers as by Diné culture.

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This Little Piggy Went To Market: Louie's Clackamas County Fair Journey

The North Clackamas Land Lab, a center for agriculture science, offers invaluable experiential learning opportunities for area students like Erika Bergstrom.

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The Last Artful, Dodgr: opbmusic session

The fast-rising Portland rapper -- along with producer Neill Von Tally -- joins us for songs from their new release, Bone Music.

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At Tender Table, Stories Are Told And Tasted

Food, family, and identity are the ingredients that make up Tender Table, a storytelling series for women and nonbinary people of color in Portland. 

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Lessons From 'The Emerald Tablet' With The Cult Of Orpheus

Five years in, the ensemble is creating new narratives for chamber music.

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Burning It Down With The Manila Sound

That time when political repression and post-colonial identity came together to make beautiful Filipino dance tracks. We've got four cuts to get you started.

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Art Installation On Portland's Waterfront Is A Dreamy Summer Respite

The installation, "habitus," on the waterfront is like an island of respite in the dog days of Portland summer.

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Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas

Detroit band Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas play a soulful rock 'n' roll set from their debut release.

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Musicians Line Up In Opposition To Wyden's Royalty Bill

As a massive bill to change music royalty payments closes in on passage, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden threatens a procedural halt, unless his proposals get consideration.

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The Magic Of Musician Richard Swift

Band mates and colleagues remember the Cottage Grove producer and multi-instrumentalist as an iconoclastic force in indie rock.

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Taking The Field Trip To The Classroom: King School Museum Of Contemporary Art

The King School Museum of Contemporary Art stages its third annual International Art Fair.

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Haley Heynderickx Live At Kelly's Olympian

The Portland songwriter performs songs from her stunning debut record and chats with opbmusic's Jerad Walker.

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Blossom & Ripley Snell At Eyrst Studios

Portland singer Blossom and emcee Ripley Snell perform their dreamy, downtempo hip-hop in the room where they created it: Eyrst Studios.

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See Beauty Through The Eyes Of A Master Cartographer

One of Oregon's great cartographers, Dave Imus, shares his next big map.

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Classical Music Meets Silent Disco At Iconic Oregon Sites

The pianist Hunter Noack and members of Pink Martini bring classical music and high tech headphones to WPA sites and parks across the region.

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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.