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3 Unusual Gifts From Northwest Businesses For The Person Who Has Everything

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There are at least three Pacific Northwest companies who may come to your rescue.

NPR's Favorite Books Of 2019: The Book Concierge Is Back With 350+ Great Reads


Explore seven years of recommendations all in one place: Here are more than 2,000 titles, hand-picked by NPR staff and trusted critics — with handy filters to help you find the perfect book!

On The Oregon Coast, Turning Pollution Into Art With A Purpose


A local artist is turning the mountains of plastic garbage that wash up on Oregon beaches into dramatic sculptures of the very marine life threatened by the deluge of plastics.

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Nicole Georges' Rumspringa: How A Portland Artist Is Finding Opportunity In LA

Writer, illustrator, podcaster and storyteller Nicole Georges relocated to Los Angeles from Portland to upscale her prolific career. She shows us around in her new city.


The Grammy Nominees For Best New Artist Point To A Sea Change In Pop

The Grammy nominations are ripe for attempts at scrying the future of popular music — but this year, we need to examine just one category to see how much everything is changing, and already has.


Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving On The 4th Thursday Of November

There is an explanation, but you have to go back to things decreed by Presidents Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt (FDR, that is).

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National Book Awards Handed To Susan Choi, Arthur Sze And More

The novelist and poet joined Sarah M. Broom, László Krasznahorkai, Ottilie Mulzet, and Martin W. Sandler as winners Wednesday night — along with $10,000 and a medallion for their front covers.

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'The Pursuit Of William Abbey' Travels A Twisty Path

Claire North's new book starts with a doctor witnessing an atrocity in Africa in 1884, but becomes a spy thriller, a horror story, a supernatural mystery and an indictment of capitalism and empire.

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'Mad About You': If A Reboot Falls In A Very Particular Forest, Is It Really On?

You might not even know that there's a reboot of Mad About You coming this week. But that might not matter, because unless you have the right cable provider, you can't watch it.


Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X Lead 2020 Grammy Nominations

Lizzo was nominated across five of the night's top categories, including Best New Artist. Billie Eilish is also up for the coveted prize along with Tank & The Bangas and Lil Nas X.

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'Frozen II' Lets It Go ... Darker

Yes, there's another earworm-ballad, but the sequel at least attempts to course-correct for the pernicious princess obsession that the Disney corporation unleashed on the world in the first place.


Ghosts Haunt 'The Inheritance,' From E.M. Forster, To The Generation Lost To AIDS

The next big thing on Broadway might live up to the hype. The Inheritance takes E.M. Forster's Howards End into modern day Manhattan — the seven-hour play has been compared to Angels In America.

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Pickathon Woods Stage: The Beths

Kiwi band The Beths play a rousing version of their song "Idea/Intent" in this new video from Pickathon.

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Eat Like The Ancient Babylonians: Researchers Cook Up Nearly 4,000-Year-Old Recipes

Written on four tablets, three of which date back no later than 1730 B.C., the recipes are considered to be the oldest known. And they taste pretty good, says a scholar who recreated them.

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Watch: Frankie Cosmos Live From Type Foundry

Songwriter Greta Kline is reinventing rock music by making every second count.

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Burna Boy: Tiny Desk Concert

The Nigerian singer and songwriter is one of the biggest African artists in the world and a pioneer of Afro-fusion, an inescapable sound this year.

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How A Portland Nonprofit Brings Better Coffee To Your Cup

How a Portland nonprofit has helped build transparency in the coffee industry and gotten farmers more money for better beans.

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The 2 Years Oregon Had 2 Thanksgivings

It was brief, but for a moment, Oregon was the undisputed Thanksgiving capital of the nation. The state officially held Thanksgiving twice in 1893 and again in 1894.

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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.

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Watch Tango Alpha Tango At Oregon City Brewing

The Oregon City band headlined our Rocktoberfest concert this fall, with a smoking set on the brewery's patio.

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Pickathon Woods Stage: Mountain Man

Watch a masterful performance by this vocal trio recorded deep in the Oregon woods. 

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The West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta: What Can’t This Gourd Do?

The 2019 West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta attracted thousands from around the nation as the massive vegetables were transformed into boats and raced around Tualatin Lake.

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Win Tickets To The Shivas At Doug Fir Lounge

The Portland band is celebrating the release of their new album, "Dark Times." Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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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.

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