Some stories this year could not be told with just a single article. For its more complex stories, OPB combined resources to curate investigative pieces, cultural phenomena, historic moments and more.

The Vietnam War

Nearly 50 years after the end of combat operations in Vietnam, Oregonians remain deeply affected by the events of those times.

OPB and PBS explored the war with two new documentaries, interviews with Vietnam war survivors, resources for veterans and more.

Total Solar Eclipse

A total eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, was expected to bring at least one million people to the Beaver State. 

And although the phenomenon didn’t lead to a complete state-wide human jam, the total solar eclipse that traveled across Oregon brought upward-gazing crowds to a standstill.

Chemawa Indian School

Chemawa is supposed to offer an academic home preparing students for college or careers in a safe and stable place. But an OPB investigation found the school is breaking its promise.

Two OPB reporters, Rob Manning and Tony Schick, spent years investigating the school in this in-depth five-part series.

Class of 2025

Oregon leaders have promised to ensure that every child graduates on time by 2025. OPB has followed a group of students from kindergarten as they start their educational journey toward high school.

In 2017, fifth grade started for the Class of 2025. These are some of their stories.

Siga A Lost Estudiantes De Clase Del 2015

Legisladores de Oregón prometieron que para el 2025 tendrían un porcentaje de graduación de la secundaria del 100%. OPB está dando seguimiento a un grupo de estudiantes que pertenecen a la clase que se graduará ese año, desde que iniciaron su vida escolar hasta su graduación de la escuela secundaria.

Animation Is Magic

How did Oregon become one of the animation capitals of the world? World-renowned talent and lots of imagination. OPB’s “Art Beat” explored the makers, the dreamers and the history that placed Oregon animation on the map.

Northwest Wildfires 2017

In 2017, the Pacific Northwest experienced one of the most dangerous and damaging wildfire seasons in the region’s history.

OPB followed these blazes and their aftermath with on-the-ground coverage, explainer videos and more. 

Oregon Field Guide Summer Series

No team knows the landscape of the Pacific Northwest like OPB’s “Oregon Field Guide.”

This series captured the essence of some of OFG’s favorite places and stories across the Northwest this past summer.

Broken Treaties

“Broken Treaties” introduced audiences to the Indian tribes of Oregon, the treaties they signed and the land they lost.

It examined the injustice endured by the tribes and illuminated a chapter of Northwest history that is rarely talked about.


Explore what’s cooking in the region’s food and drink scene through cookbooks, chefs and dishes — all with roots in the Northwest.