Portland-based musician Arietta Ward performs as part of The Dookie Jam in January 2024.

Finding the funk with Mz. Etta and The Dookie Jam

The Dookie Jam takes place once a month at the Alberta Street Pub, which is located in a historically black neighborhood in Portland, Oregon.

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Portland’s Lan Su Garden rings in the Year of the Dragon

Lan Su Garden in Portland has many festivities planned for the Lunar New Year, including 20 lantern viewings and artist demonstrations from Suzhou, Portland's sister city.

"This is a delirious and crazy collection in every capacity, and we have to keep it alive," says local award-winning filmmaker Todd Haynes, whose work is shelved in the independent directors aisles.

Not sure what to watch on movie night? Ask an Oregon video store clerk

A few iconic video stores are still holding strong in the Northwest, keeping the movie rental dream alive for renters young and old. For OPB's At Work With series, we hear from a Portland video store clerk about what it's like to work in a movie lover's paradise.