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The Hip-Hop Melting Pot Comes To Portland


What is hip-hop? Saturday night Portland got a crash course in the various styles, sounds and experiences that define this ever-expanding genre.

The Sonic Judo Of Black Belt Eagle Scout


The Portland musician uses ethereal vocals and yearning melodies to make her way through loss. 

Portland, It's Time We Forgave New Orleans


For all the Big Easy has taken from Portland this week (ahem, three NBA playoff games), it's given something back in spades.

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R+R = NOW Conquers Portland, Then World

On the second night of Soul'd Out, jazz supergroup and local Portland luminaries grace their respective stages with brave new material.  

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10 Questions With: Portland Rapper Mic Capes

Capes discusses becoming a full-time musician, Tupac's influence on his life, the role TriMet played in his writing and why it's so obvious that the president of the United States is a racist.

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Erykah Badu Brings The Soul To Portland

The legendary musician brought the funk to her sould-out (pun intended) performance at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Wednesday.

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L.A. Salami On His New Complex And Emotional Album

The English songwriter and “optimistic cynic” chats with Robin Bacior about his new album "The City Of Bootmakers."

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Video Premiere: Caitlin Jemma - 'XXOO'

Watch the new video from the Eugene-based country soul troubadour.

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Oceanography: Poet Shayla Lawson On Frank Ocean

Lawson’s new collection of work is a dialogue with one of music’s most limber and interesting writers.

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Stars Align In Oregon For 3 Indigenous Playwrights

An auspicious meeting of three playwrights, all indigenous, all women. We got to be in the room with them.

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Watch: The Helio Sequence At The Crystal Ballroom

In our first release from opbmusic's 10th Anniversary Concert, The Helio Sequence plays songs from their 2008 album, "Keep Your Eyes Ahead"

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Painting With A Side Of Aromatherapy In Oregon's Lavender Fields

Every summer, scores of painters descend on the lavender fields of Oregon, creating work, and getting a little aromatherapy as well!

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Album Premiere: Gold Casio - 'SINNERS'

Listen to the new EP from the glistening glitter-pop outfit.

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Sharing The World In 3-D: Rich Dubnow And Oregon’s Iconic View-Master

Meet a photographer who got his start shooting stills for the Oregon-born View-Master company and never stopped loving 3-D.

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Big Changes Ahead For Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2018-19 Season

Oregon Shakespeare Festival adjusts season schedule as it bids goodbye to Artistic Director Bill Rausch.

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How To Spend $7 Million: Artists Rep’s New Reality

Artists Repertory Theatre has started to move on logistics and management of game-changing $7 million gift.

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Novel Set On Oregon Coast Imagines A Reproductive Dystopia

Leni Zumas' novel, set on the Oregon coast, weaves together the lives of four women to explore identity, motherhood and politics.

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Watch: Laura Veirs Live At Old Unconscious Studio

Watch Laura Veirs perform songs from her new record, "The Lookout," at Old Unconscious Studio in North Portland.

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Religion, Libertarian Cults And The American West In 'Wild Wild Country'

Directors Chapman and Maclain Way explore the Rajneeshees — a cult behind the largest U.S. act of bioterrorism — in their new Netflix documentary mini-series, "Wild Wild Country."

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Reactions To 'Hamilton' In Portland From A High School Hamilfan

Second national tour brings Broadway smash to an ecstatic audience.

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Portland Tropical Garden Blooms Fleetingly But Flourishes

A pop-up experiment in social practice finds a temporary home in Director Park.

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'Dreamers' Of Oregon, Captured In Portraits

An Oregon portrait series captures DACA recipients moving into the light.

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10 Questions With: Maya Vivas And Leila Haile Of The Ori Gallery

Creative art duo Maya Vivas and Leila Haile — artists, organizers and community builders — are dedicated to the reclaiming of what they call "the white cube."


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.