Over the weekend, Vietnamese communities around the world celebrated Tết, more commonly known as the Lunar New Year. For many, it’s the time of year to honor ancestors and pray for good luck in year ahead. OPB reached out to Vietnamese American Portlanders to reflect on the holiday, its meaning and their traditions.
East and Southeast Asian communities are beginning celebrations for Lunar New Year, ushering in the Year of the Rabbit or Year of the Cat, depending. Many events kick off this weekend in the greater Portland metro area — and beyond.
The Carlton Observatory in Yamhill County is working to raise funds to build a new community science center complete with a planetarium, observatory and maker-space at McMinnville’s Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum.
Researchers with Oregon State University in coordination with the Nez Perce tribe have found stone artifacts that date back about 3,000 years earlier than other finds in the Americas. Fourteen projectile points found along Idaho’s Salmon River - some just fragments - are delicately flaked, razor sharp and made of various stones.
Through Jan. 15, commercial music workers including musicians, producers and venue owners, can make some noise in the first Oregon Commercial Music Census. The goal is to present policymakers with hard data on how well the music economy is doing across the state.