Bryan M. Vance
Bryan M. Vance

Bryan M. Vance


Bryan M. Vance was a digital products producer at Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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How Oregon’s GOP governor teamed up with hippies to throw a festival and prevent clashes in the streets

In August of 1970, at the height of the Vietnam War, President Richard Nixon was slated to come to Portland, and so were thousands of antiwar protesters. That's when some young liberal Oregonians teamed up with Republican Gov. Tom McCall on a plan to lure thousands of potential antiwar demonstrators into the woods for a weekend of rock 'n' roll and avoid a projected violent clash in the City of Roses. This is the story of Oregon Vortex 1: A Biodegradable Festival of Life.

Outline of the state of Oregon with a silhouette representing the COVID-19 inside, text reads "COVID-19" on the molecule, with "OPB" printed below the state.

Live updates: People in their 20s most likely to be diagnosed

Oregon reported 342 new confirmed or presumed cases of the coronavirus Tuesday, with five new deaths linked to the contagious disease. The new numbers put the state’s total cases at 19,699 since the outbreak reached the state earlier this year; 333 people have died from the virus as of Tuesday.

The city of Maywood Park, Ore., is made up of roughly 16 blocks of residential homes and lies entirely inside the city limits of Portland. A sign letting commuters know they're in Maywood Park is visible atop a street sign on Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Maywood Park: An Oregon city within a city

Located inside Portland, tiny Maywood Park isn't a neighborhood — it's a city that formed when its residents battled the state over development. Today it lives on as a slice of old Portland.

From left, Tan Sampanno, Ajahn Kassapo and Ajahn Sudanto make their morning alms round through White Salmon.

OPB's Best Photos Of 2018

What are the images that define 2018 in for the Northwest? We look back at some of OPB's best photos of the past year.