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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.

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


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

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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NW Life | Land | local

See Beauty Through The Eyes Of A Master Cartographer

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

local | Arts | State of Wonder

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.

Music | Nation | Entertainment | Arts | News

Aretha Franklin, The 'Queen Of Soul, Has Died At Age 76

Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think" and her signature song, "Respect," died Thursday at age 76.

NW Life | Education | Arts | State of Wonder

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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From The Pickathon Woods: Glam Rock, A Cajun Party And Soulful Crooning

The Pickathon Music Festival celebrates its 20th year this weekend. See reviews and photos from Saturday's shows, including Haley Heynderickx, Jamila Woods, Sunflower Bean and more.

Sustainability | Arts | NW Life | Pacific Ocean | Environment | local

Beach Bling: How Trash Becomes Treasure At The Oregon Coast

Look closely at the colors decorating the sand beneath your feet and you’ll find a surprising amount of something that doesn’t belong: trash. One woman has a unique solution for what to do with it. 

NW Life | Music | Entertainment | local

Pickathon At 20: The Local Festival With The Global Audience

Now in its 20th year, the Portland-area's Pickathon music festival has risen from ramshackle beginnings to being a major event. But maintaining it's charm without breaking the bank in an era of mega-festivals hasn't been easy.

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150 Miles From Eugene, Another Oregon Town Fights To Save Its Grandstand

The triangular track in Vernonia doesn’t meet national or international specifications and the grandstand is falling apart. But a group of supporters wants to save them.

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Tin House Gathering Erupts Over Wells Tower Reading

A reading at last week's summer workshop underscores the fundamental challenges of making institutions more inclusive.

NW Life | Music | Entertainment | Arts

PDX Pop Now! Highlights from the 2018 all-local music festival

PDX Pop Now! Highlights from the 2018 all-local music festival

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Marylhurst University's Art Gym Finds New Home

A mainstay in the northwest contemporary art scene is saved from closure by the Oregon College of Art and Craft.

History | Entertainment | local | News

Were We Looking For D.B. Cooper In The Wrong Place All Along?

The legend and theorizing about Northwest skyjacker D.B. Cooper just won’t die. A new documentary about the unsolved 1971 hijacking introduces a new twist to the tale.

Business | News | local

Bend Is Now Home To The Last Blockbuster Video Store In America

At its peak, Blockbuster Video had more than 9,000 stores. But starting next week, there will be only one left in America — and it's in Bend.

Health | NW Life | Food | local

'The Four Top': Michelle Smith | Kelly Montoya | Julie O'Toole

Learn about selective eating and food phobias, two lesser-known eating disorders afflicting children. Next, discover Little Sous, a new concept for turning kids into confident cooks. And finally, a cookbook author and food blogger fills us in on raising kids who are health-food junkies. Listen to Episode 48 of "The Four Top."

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Portland Art Institute's Closure Disrupts Oregon Higher Arts Education

A for-profit art college in downtown Portland will close down its operations at the end of the year, leaving hundreds of students without a defined plan to finish their education.

local | Arts

'Leave No Trace' Director Debra Granik On Shooting A True Oregon Film

The story of a father and daughter who spent years living camped out in Portland's Forest Park is the basis of a new film called "Leave No Trace."

NW Life | Recreation | local

8 Most Creative Rafts Of Portland's 2018 Big Float

What do a unicorn, diamond ring and an avocado all have in common? They were among the thousands of colorful and eclectic rafts seen at Portland's 2018 Big Float.

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A Tribe Called Mars: A (Musical) Novella

Portland band Tribe Mars is set to release their self-titled debut album on July 6, a genre-bending offering of jazz, soul, funk, hip-hop and sounds not yet defined.


Coachella's Strict Radius Clause 'Sucks The Oxygen' Out Of The Festival World, Lawsuit Argues

The largest music festival in the U.S. is being sued over its radius clause. Dave Brooks, Billboard's senior correspondent for touring and live entertainment, explains the details.

Health | News | local

Why Cantaloupe And Bags Of Spinach Are Enshrined At A Portland Museum

Deadly germs can come from anywhere, even a cantaloupe.

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