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opbmusic Best Of 2017: Albums


From folk rock to future hip hop, here are the albums we loved in 2017 (with listening links!).

'Oregon Art Beat' 2017: Animation Revolution, A Stellar Experience Of Art And More


A look back at "Oregon Art Beat's" year of animation, natural wonders of light and lack there of, timeless voices and more.

Savor The Season With New Pacific Northwest Cookbooks


Cook up delicious holiday dishes from these recent cookbooks with Northwest roots (and find inspiration for last-minute gifts). 

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Music | NW Life | Arts | Entertainment | Sessions

Christian Scott's 'Stretch Music' Is Unmistakably His

The New Orleans-born artist calls his work "stretch music" rather than jazz, but his ability to draw together disparate musical traditions connects him to one of jazz's greatest players, Miles Davis.

local | Books | NW Life | Food | Cooking

Get Snackalicious With 'Pok Pok The Drinking Food Of Thailand'

Ready for some flavor-crazed snacking and sipping? The Pok Pok restaurant team's latest cookbook explores a subset of Thai cooking called "drinking food," largely unknown in the United States.

Music | NW Life | Arts | Entertainment | Sessions

Nick Delffs Live At OPB

The Boise-based songwriter has been a longtime fixture in Northwest music. His new album, "Redesign," is about reinventing yourself from the inside out.

local | Books | Arts | NW Life | Entertainment

A Harry Potter Podcast Just For Grown-Ups

We’re chatting up Caitlin Weierhauser and Randall Lawrence, the hosts of “Room of Requirement 237”, one of 13 podcasts taping at a Saturday festival.

Animals | local | NW Life | Food | Oregon Field Guide

Truffle Dogs Sniff Out Culinary Gold In Oregon Forests

With the help of dogs, the Oregon Truffle Festival is elevating the international reputation of Oregon truffles.

local | Books | Arts | NW Life | State of Wonder

Celebrating Brian Doyle's Big, Bold Oregon Legacy

This week on 'State of Wonder,' some of the Northwest's most prominent writers come together to share stories and memories of the man the "New Yorker" called "the Portland sage."


Grammy's Nominations Name Kendrick Lamar, Luis Fonsi, Kesha In Top Categories

Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Childish Gambino, Brian Eno and more are up for the golden gramophone ahead of the Jan. 28, 2018 ceremony in New York.

local | Books | NW Life | Food | Cooking

A Russet/Rye Apple Pie That Brims With Northwest Flavors

Andrew Barton's "The Myrtlewood Cookbook" is all about seasonal home cooking with fresh Pacific Northwest ingredients, and his Russet/Rye Apple Pie arrives right on time.

local | Music | NW Life | Arts | Entertainment

Video Premiere: Mo Troper - 'Your Brand'

Watch the new video from the Portland power pop musician. His new album, "Exposure & Response," is out on Nov. 10.

local | Recreation | NW Life | Environment

Capturing Mount Hood With Photographer Andrew Holman

Photographer Andrew Holman was drawn to the Northwest by the prospect of connecting with the outdoors. His passion for capturing stunning landscapes inspired a passion for climbing.


'The Four Top': Jeff Alworth | Erin James | Jeff Smith

Why is cider the fastest-growing segment in the American drinks industry? What's the deal with professional beverage tasting? Craft beverage producers are constantly being solicited for donations. How do micro-businesses handle the squeeze without appearing stingy?

local | NW Life | Family | Food | Oregon Field Guide

The Sweet Taste Of Autumn At Cedar Creek Grist Mill

A picturesque grist mill in southwest Washington state revives the joys of nostalgic traditions.

Animals | local | NW Life

Goat Yoga's Rise From Oregon Experiment To Internet Sensation

After Goat Yoga rose to internet fame, its Oregon founder has tried to turn the viral sensation into a sustainable business.

History | Arts | NW Life | Oregon Art Beat

Minor White Captures the Ornate Beauty of Portland's Past

Images captured by photographer Minor White in the late 1930s are the only remaining connection to the ornately decorated cast-iron buildings that once lined the streets of Portland.

Music | Arts | Sessions

Gaelynn Lea Live At OPB

The winner of the 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest stops by our studios to play new songs and chat with OPB's Jerad Walker.

Food | Oregon Field Guide

Oregon's 'Napa Valley' Of Cranberry Farming

Thanks to a longer growing season that produces sweet berries, Oregon's south coast has earned a reputation among some producers as the "Napa Valley" of cranberry farming.

Arts | Food | Oregon Art Beat

Sebastian Cisneros' Chocolate Brings Ecuador To Oregon

Portland chocolatier Sebastian Cisneros uses chocolate to stay connected to his Edcuadorian culture

local | News | Arts | Entertainment

Portland Center Stage Director Chris Coleman Leaving For Denver

The director, administrator and advocate built assets for Portland Center Stage, and stoked discussions on public funding.

Music | Arts | Entertainment

Remembering Charles Bradley, The 'Screaming Eagle Of Soul'

With the late soul artist's birthday this week — Nov. 5 — we revisit his passionate 2011 performance in the OPB studio, playing from the debut album he released at age 63.

local | NW Life | Food | Cooking

Waste Not-Want Not Onion Skin Powder Revs Up Cheese Biscuits

Transforming onion skins into powder reduces food waste and imparts depth of flavor to cheese biscuits from Portlander Sarah Marshall's new canning and preserving cookbook.


Listen: 'The Four Top' Presented By OPB


Savor the conversation. Every other Monday, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in food and beverage culture. Hosted by Katherine Cole.

Cooking With OPB

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