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Meet Oregon’s Fermented Foods Pioneers: The Shockeys


This Oregon couple helped feed the wave that brought kraut, kimchi and kombucha to every grocery store near you. Chances are if it grows in a garden, the Shockeys have tried to ferment it.

'The Four Top': Reva Barewal | Alexis Hillyard | Drew Prindle


What are the emotional repercussions for those who lose the ability to eat and feed themselves? How has a one-handed cook used YouTube to build an international community? And how are modern innovations redefining cooking for people with less mobility?

To Re-Dissolve Damascus, Clackamas County Looks To Salem


Clackamas County commissioners argue it's "not possible to restore the city to its pre-disincorporation state.” They're pressing legislators to step in. 

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Receives $4.5 Million From Warren Buffett's Sister

The unrestricted gift comes as the festival prepares for a leadership transition and another volatile fire season.

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The Four Top: Maggie Hoffman | Lee Hedgmon | Cheryl Wakerhauser

What is a "batch cocktail"? Do you have the hustle to own an award-winning drinks business? And what does it take for women to make it in the male-dominated beverage industry? Listen to Episode 60 from May 6, 2019.

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The Four Top: Claudia Lucero | Juno DeMelo | Kyra Bussanich

Is the idea of "artisan dairy-free cheese" an oxymoron? Which—if any—sugar alternative is best? And how do food pros with medical conditions make restrictive diets work?

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What Happened (And What Didn’t) With Portland’s Creative Space Plan

It’s been about a year since Portland City Council passed a plan to preserve affordable space for artists and makers. So what has happened since?

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Reflections In A Tide Pool: Oregon’s Jane Lubchenco

OSU distinguished professor and former NOAA chief Jane Lubchenco leads her grandchildren through a hands-on exploration Oregon's spectacular tide pools.

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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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'The Four Top': Ben Jacobsen | Kristofor Lofgren

What in the world is seacuterie? How is salt harvested? And what when you're noshing on salty, sea-harvested foods, what's the best way to slake your thirst? Listen to Episode 57 from Feb. 4, 2019.

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Listen: 'The Four Top' Presented By OPB

Savor the conversation. The first Monday of every month, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in food and beverage culture. Hosted by Katherine Cole.

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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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'The Four Top': Cynthia Nims | Kerry Newberry | Diane Morgan

Have you heard about the bivalve everyone is buzzing about, the Olympia oyster? What exactly is an "organic" fish farm? And how are Dungeness crab fishermen fighting Big Oil to solve the problem of climate change?