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Portland Was Once A Poster Child For Nuclear Preparedness

During the Cold War, Portland was a national poster child for nuclear preparedness. But in just a few years, the city dismantled the very same program that earned it recognition.

NW Life | Food | Politics | History | local | Oregon History

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.

NW Life | local | History | Health | The Vietnam War

Resources For Veterans And Survivors

For veterans, war survivors and non-service members needing help, here are available resources.

Arts | NW Life | Entertainment | Sports | History | Oregon Lens

Before The Blazers, Portland Rooted For Claudia's

Long before Clyde Drexler or Damian Lillard, Portland was home to another team of basketball stars.

NW Life | News | History | The Vietnam War

Watch Now: 'The Vietnam War Oregon Remembers,' An 'Oregon Experience' Documentary

A new OPB documentary explores how the Vietnam War still deeply affects Oregonians, even nearly 50 years after the end of combat operations in Vietnam.

NW Life | World | History | The Vietnam War

'The Vietnam War,' A PBS Documentary

"The Vietnam War" — a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series — directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere Sept. 17, 2017, on OPB.

NW Life | History | Nation

What Fourth Of July Was Like In Oregon In The 1870s

It was bigger than Christmas. Read a first account of what Independence Day was like in rural Oregon in the 1870s. 

Recreation | NW Life | History | local | Oregon Field Guide Summer Series

Luxury And Hardship At Mount Hood's Cloud Cap Inn

The Cloud Cap Inn is the oldest Alpine lodge in the United States.

NW Life | History | Sports

Soccer Icon Timber Jim Reflects On A Unique Northwest Life

Jim Serrill's career was forged in the Oregon outdoors and immortalized as the Portland Timbers' first mascot.

NW Life | History | local | Oregon Field Guide Summer Series

Portland's Hidden Treasures: Staircases

There’s a landmark in Portland that you won’t find on any map: its public stairways.