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The Hip-Hop Melting Pot Comes To Portland


What is hip-hop? Saturday night Portland got a crash course in the various styles, sounds and experiences that define this ever-expanding genre.

R+R = NOW Conquers Portland, Then World


On the second night of Soul'd Out, jazz supergroup and local Portland luminaries grace their respective stages with brave new material.  

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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Erykah Badu Brings The Soul To Portland

The legendary musician brought the funk to her sould-out (pun intended) performance at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Wednesday.

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The Sonic Judo Of Black Belt Eagle Scout

The Portland musician uses ethereal vocals and yearning melodies to make her way through loss. 

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Stars Align In Oregon For 3 Indigenous Playwrights

An auspicious meeting of three playwrights, all indigenous, all women. We got to be in the room with them.

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UNA Gallery’s Finale: Luminous Portraits By Celeste Noche

Photographer Celeste Noche on photography, artists of color and how to promote diversity in Portland.

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Rose City Yarn Crawl Varies Its Pattern With A Few Deft Stitches

The 2018 Rose City Yarn Crawl had fewer participating shops, but more fiber fans — about one-third of the estimated 3,000 total crawlers — were able to explore the yarny wonders of all 11.

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'The Four Top': Nick Fauchald | Martha Holmberg | Christina Henry de Tessan

Food magazines are shutting down at an unprecedented rate, but could there be new opportunities in this sector? Next, cookbooks are moving in a more classic, less celebrity-driven direction. And finally, we discuss ultra high-end, self-published culinary tome.

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'The Four Top': Mary Paganelli | Virginia Gewin | Heather Arndt Anderson

There's an exciting movement underway among Native American chefs who are researching, seeking out, and celebrating traditional foodways, and in the process, promoting health and cultural rediscovery in their communities.

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'Think Out Loud' Celebrates 10 Years On-Air

In front of a packed house, OPB's daily talk show, "Think Out Loud," kicked off its series of events celebrating the show's 10-year-anniversary at Portland's Alberta Rose Theatre Thursday night.

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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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Portlanders Bid Mixed Goodbyes To 'Portlandia'

The sketch comedy show that has come to define Portland is coming to an end, and Portlanders have complicated feelings about that.