Laurie Isola is a senior digital producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Before joining OPB, Laurie worked as a web producer at SFGate.com, a travel writer for Rough Guides, an editor at Via magazine and a desk editor and reporter at a regional news wire in the San Francisco Bay Area. To mix things up, she co-owned and operated Germany’s first tacowagen in Berlin.
Laurie has a bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College, where she studied everything from the American transcendentalists to metal working.
Setting The Table For 8,000
What's it take to feed 8,000-plus people in a day? In Verboort, Oregon, it takes community — and 30,000 pounds of meat. Here's how the sausage (and sauerkraut and applesauce) gets made for its annual fundraiser.
Oregon's Eagle Creek Fire Now The Nation's Top Firefighting Priority
The Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge grew minimally Wednesday evening due to winds; however, by Thursday morning, firefighters brought the containment level to 5 percent, fire officials said.
Portland Eclipse-Chasers Share Tips For 1st-Timers
From Bolivia to Zimbabwe, Portland couple Larry and Paulette Filz have traveled the world to see 10 total eclipses. Here they share tips for making the most of the Aug. 21 total eclipse.
6 People Arrested During J20 Protests In Downtown Portland
Police deployed pepper spray against some protesters Friday night in downtown Portland as the group attempted to move across police lines and cross the Burnside Bridge.
Thanksgiving Tips, Memories From Oregon Purveyors Of Food And Drink
What makes Thanksgiving special for food and drink purveyors around Oregon? Nostalgia, tradition and gravy.
Portland Mayor Calls For End To Anti-Trump Protests; Shooting Suspects Charged
Police say a motorist exited his vehicle and fired multiple shots, injuring a man following a confrontation with protesters on the bridge.
Portland Businesses, Residents Clean Up After Thursday's Protest
The cleanup efforts mounted after Thursday night’s protests in Portland have erased some — but not all — of the damage left behind by vandals.
Court Agrees To Dismiss Juror No. 11 In Malheur Trial
He’s a former Bureau of Land Management employee who told other jurors “I am very biased” during their deliberations.
Defense Rests Its Case In Malheur Trial
The defense rested its case Monday afternoon in the trial of seven people who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The prosecution followed with a relatively short rebuttal case. Jury instructions begin Tuesday.
Prosecutor Cross-Examines Ammon Bundy For 15 Minutes
A federal prosecutor spent little more than 15 minutes cross-examining Ammon Bundy, who has spent the last three days testifying in his defense.