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opbmusic's Monday Mix: Kyle Craft, vōx, Surf Curse


Hear 3 new songs just added to opbmusic's broadcast this week

The Album Art Of Tokio Aoyama


A closer look at some of today's most vibrant modern jazz cover art and the artist behind them.

Like A Villain: Artist Holland Andrews’ Boundless Emotional Range


A consummate performer, Holland Andrews wields a soul-stirring voice to channel healing.

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The Pickles Have Captured Portland's Hearts (And Tattooed Their Arms)

In just four seasons, the Portland Pickles have made baseball a staple on the city's east side.


Looking Back On 'Bitches Brew': The Year Miles Davis Plugged Jazz In

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Christian McBride about the impact of Miles Davis' seminal album Bitches Brew — an electrified sound that ushered in decades of jazz fusion 50 years ago.

Arts | NW Life | Music

Rocktoberfest Returns Sept. 7

Join us at Oregon City Brewing from 5-9pm on September 7th to enjoy the 2019 Chart Hopper beer inspired by opbmusic, and music sets from Tango Alpha Tango, Pool Boys, and The Celebrators.

Communities | local | NW Life | Music | Entertainment | Arts

Portland’s Low Bar Chorale Brings Together Big Crowds For Group Singalongs

Producer Kate Sokoloff and music director Ben Landsverk bring together musicians to perform live for audiences, coordinate large singalongs and create a feeling of community. 

News | local | Sports

Historic Vernonia Grandstands Still Standing After Yearslong Debate

The Greenman Field grandstands in Vernonia had been scheduled for demolition a little over a year ago, but a dedicated group of activists has kept them standing.

News | NW Life | local | History

What Will It Take To Get The Oregon Zoo Railway's Long Route Back On Track?

Restoring the Washington Park and Zoo Railway's original 2-mile route isn't completely off the table, but it would take time, money and community support.

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Southern Oregon Performing Arts Take Countermeasures For Wildfire Smoke

While this season's air quality is a marked improvement over recent years, smoke is still causing some disruption for events downwind from wildlands. 

News | local | History | Science

How Oregon's 'Moon Country' Helped Prepare Astronauts For The Lunar Landing

Before Neil Armstrong made his historic first step on the moon, he and most of the other Apollo astronauts trained in Central Oregon. The area’s unique lava formations were thought to resemble the lunar surface.

News | Education | local | NW Life | Entertainment | Arts

Eastern Oregon University Writing Program Is Reborn — With Fishtrap's Help

EOU and Fishtrap join forces to help writers dig deep on ecology and community issues.

News | local | Think Out Loud

From Washington To Australia: Rower Talks About Solo Journey Across The Pacific

As Jacob Hendrickson neared the completion of what would be the longest solo rowing voyage from North America across the Pacific Ocean, he talked about why he took on the challenge.

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Wallowa County’s OK Theater Marks Centennial

Live performances by national touring acts and Oregon favorites headline the Enterprise landmark's birthday party.

News | Food | local | NW Life | Business

Forced To Move, Portland's Alder Street Food Carts Are Planning For The Future

The food cart pod has to pack up by the end of June, due to a Ritz-Carlton being built in its place, but the city and others are finding a new home for some of the carts.

News | local | NW Life | Animals

Chendra, The Oregon Zoo's Asian Elephant, Is Pregnant; Due In 2020

Chendra the Asian elephant is pregnant and expected to give birth in late 2020. 

Food | local | NW Life | Health | Business

Meet Oregon’s Fermented Foods Pioneers: The Shockeys

This Oregon couple helped feed the wave that brought kraut, kimchi and kombucha to every grocery store near you. Chances are if it grows in a garden, the Shockeys have tried to ferment it.

local | Arts | NW Life

Bloom Where You’re Planted: Arte Soleil In Southeast Portland

A bootstrapped arts center fills the gap in a Portland community on the margins.

Family | History | Education | local | NW Life | Transportation

Model T Driving School In Hood River Sends Students Back To The Past

A little-known Oregon museum houses one of America's largest collections of antique planes and automobiles.  And best of all, you can take some of their collection out on a test drive.

News | local | Arts | Politics

Portland Parks Budget Cuts Mean Change For Arts Programs

The Multnomah Arts Center, the Community Music Center and the Laurelhurst Dance Studio need to develop funding models as the city tries to get the Parks and Recreation Budget under control.

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Saying Goodbye To The Oregon College Of Art And Craft

It’s far from the only institutional loss Oregon artists have suffered lately, but OCAC’s end reads as a blow to the heart of the region's creative identity.

Food | local | NW Life | Health

'The Four Top': Reva Barewal | Alexis Hillyard | Drew Prindle

What are the emotional repercussions for those who lose the ability to eat and feed themselves? How has a one-handed cook used YouTube to build an international community? And how are modern innovations redefining cooking for people with less mobility?

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Receives $4.5 Million From Warren Buffett's Sister

The unrestricted gift comes as the festival prepares for a leadership transition and another volatile fire season.

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Recipes, tips and how-to's from around the Northwest.