Laurie Isola
Laurie Isola

Laurie Isola


Laurie Isola is a senior digital producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Before joining OPB, Laurie worked as a web producer at, 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.

Latest Stories

Verboort's annual Sausage and Sauerkraut Dinner take months of preparation, including turning a truckload of cabbage heads into delicious kraut.

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.


A contact sheet shows some of Larry Filz's photos.

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. 

In this file photo, people enter the federal courthouse in downtown Portland on the first day of the trial of seven occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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.