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The Oregon Town Where Money Grows On Trees And Wood Is As Good As Cash

In 1933, with its only bank closed and the country in the midst of the Great Depression, the Oregon shipbuilding and timber city of North Bend turned to a local resource to keep its economy afloat.

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175 Years After Oregon Territory Vote, Some NW Issues Remain The Same

Early settlers and pioneers voted to form a provisional territorial government 175 years ago this week. The vote was close and featured arguments that may sound surprisingly familiar today.

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The National Champions You Never Knew Portland Had

How a group of hobbyists brought the ancient Irish sport of hurling to the Northwest — and why they don't see it vanishing any time soon.

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Portland's Vegan Moment Is 100 Years In The Making

Going back in Oregon history, it’s apparent that the rise in veganism didn’t come out of nowhere. It's been building for more than a century

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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.

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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.

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Resources For Veterans And Survivors

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

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Before The Blazers, Portland Rooted For Claudia's

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

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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.

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'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.