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Native American Culture And Tradition Thrive Through Canoe Journey


Join the Portland All Nations Canoe Family for their paddle along much of the Lower Columbia River as part of Canoe Journey, an annual Native American canoe gathering.

As Hayward Construction Continues, Pre Classic Heads To California


The annual Prefontaine Classic track meet in Eugene will instead take place in California this year, as Hayward Field undergoes a major rebuild.

Homeless Artist's Work On Display In Portland 7 Years After His Death

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 7, 2019

Terry Houghton died while he was homeless. Seven years later, his art is on display in Portland. 

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Oregon College Of Art And Craft To Close In Spring

Spring term will mark the end for the Oregon College of Art and Craft, an institution dating back to 1907.

Change Coming To Public Funding For Portland Arts Groups

The new rules make community impact a bigger part of decisions for who gets funded.

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Meet Portland’s New Arts Chief, Madison Cario

A former Virginian and a Marine, Cario says the issues in Portland's arts ecosystem mirror the problems plaguing the entire city.

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Nora Sherwood On The Path Less Traveled

Nora Sherwood went from a career in tech to one in art and illustration. The journey was painful but she has no regrets.

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Gabriel Lipper: Exploring Decadence Through Art

Gabriel Lipper is an fine artist based out of Ashland, Oregon, working primarily in oil painting.

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The Swiss Fitness Sensation That Inspired Pre's Trail In Eugene

Pre's Trail is a runner's oasis in the busy college town of Eugene, Oregon, but it was a Swiss exercise craze that inspired the trail's creation.

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La Grande's Granada Theatre Severs Ties To Eastern Oregon Film Fest

Downtown La Grande's main movie venue, the Granada Theatre, has hosted Eastern Oregon Film Festival screenings for nine years.

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Door Of The Cosmos: Sun Ra On View At Portland Art Museum

The jazz visionary gets a major exhibition, uniting the many faces of his genius, from jazz to art to philosophy.

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Win Tickets To Sharon Van Etten At The Crystal Ballroom

Van Etten's new record 'Remind Me Tomorrow' is a tough and candid look at life lived at multi-tasking pace. Enter for a chance to win tickets to her concert February 21 at the Crystal Ballroom.

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Sisters Folk Festival Shuffles Administration

Ann Richardson is leaving as the board consolidates authority under an executive director

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Appoints Interim Director

As dual leadership vacancies are pending, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival taps a retired federal administrator for the vacated executive director's office.

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Pickathon Woods Stage: Orkesta Mendoza

Watch an over-the-top performance from "Indie Mambo" band Orkesta Mendoza on the Pickathon Woods Stage.

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Classical Music's #MeToo Reckoning

Portland violinist Raffaela Kalmar is part of a cohort of musicians who spoke out about sexual abuse by the eminent concertmaster William Preucil.

Win Tickets To Jenny Lewis At Crystal Ballroom

The former Rilo Kiley frontwoman returns to Portland on May 22. Enter for a chance to win tickets.

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Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Adrian Younge On Sampling, Jazz And Hip-Hop

Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, aka the Midnight Hour, discuss their new collaborative record, the role of sampling in their music, and the intersection of jazz and hip-hop.

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Portland Art Museum To Home Marylhurst's Art Gym

The museum will house exhibitions in the spirit of the Art Gym, and house its extensive publication library.

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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Our Girl, Jay Som, Aesop Rock and TOBACCO

This week we highlight English dream rock, a Beatles-esque psych-pop tune, and a new collaboration between an experimental beat-maker and the most verbose rapper in the world.

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Black Belt Eagle Scout At Revolver Studios

Watch a darkly beautiful performance by Portland band Black Belt Eagle Scout at Revolver Studios.

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Oregon 'Photo Evangelist' Cherie Hiser Dead At 79

Hiser's photos, revered throughout the West, showed a fluency of emotion for many subjects.

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OPB's Favorite Videos From 2018

On resilience and wonder: Replaying OPB's standout videos of 2018.

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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.