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'Superabundant': OPB's new video series about food

These are the stories behind the Pacific Northwest foods you love.

How the Oregon truffle bends humans to its will

Truffles are mysterious organisms that thrive in the damp forests of the Pacific Northwest, especially in Oregon. Like their above-ground cousins, mushrooms, they are the fruit of vast underground networks of fungus.

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Portland chef volunteers to feed the needy

The global pandemic has had a huge impact on the service industry in Oregon, especially in Portland, a city known for its lively food scene. In April, a survey conducted by the National Restaurant Association found 81% of Oregon restaurant workers have been laid off or furloughed as a result of the pandemic.