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15 Books To Find And Start Right Now

We've thrown in a brief (sometimes abstract) synopsis, page length, fun facts and even queried some of OPB's familiar contributors to help curate your new reading splendor.

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Reflecting On The Making Of 'Three Rabbis Who Shaped A City'

Three men, 50 years, one community — remembering three rabbis who shaped a city.

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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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Setting The Table For 8,000

What's it take to feed 8,000-plus people in a day? In Verboort, Oregon, it takes community — and 30,000 pounds of meat. Here's how the sausage (and sauerkraut and applesauce) gets made for its annual fundraiser.

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Oregon Lawmakers Want Answers On Out-Of-State Foster Care Kids

Oregon lawmakers want to know why the number of foster care children being sent out-of-state skyrocketed and how a 9-year-old could be sent to Montana for six months without a welfare check.  

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Q&A With Ken Burns And Lynn Novick On 'The Vietnam War' Part 2

Co-directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novak talk about their upcoming 18-hour documentary on the Vietnam War.

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Q&A With Ken Burns And Lynn Novick On 'The Vietnam War' Part 1

Co-directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novak talk about their upcoming 18-hour documentary on the Vietnam War.

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The Estacada Timber Festival Brings Out Local Competition

Longtime logging competitors meet up once again on the Fourth of July for the Estacada Timber Festival.

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Fun In The Sun At The Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest

The famous Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest has been held every June since 1964.

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Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival

The Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival is one of the largest in the country.