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'The Four Top:' Penelope Bass | Michael Alberty | Jordan Michelman

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Meet the secret worldwide society of seltzer aficionados. Next, the "sober-curious" trend is spawning a new generation of high-end mixologists. And finally, canned beverages are here to stay.

'Oregon Lava On The Moon!' How A Bend Man Got It There

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In the 1960s, NASA sent Apollo astronauts to train on Central Oregon's lava. One took a piece of Oregon with him to the moon, thanks to Bend resident Floyd Watson.

Meet Oregon’s Fermented Foods Pioneers: The Shockeys

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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.

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'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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To Re-Dissolve Damascus, Clackamas County Looks To Salem

Clackamas County commissioners argue it's "not possible to restore the city to its pre-disincorporation state.” They're pressing legislators to step in. 

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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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The Four Top: Maggie Hoffman | Lee Hedgmon | Cheryl Wakerhauser

What is a "batch cocktail"? Do you have the hustle to own an award-winning drinks business? And what does it take for women to make it in the male-dominated beverage industry? Listen to Episode 60 from May 6, 2019.

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The Four Top: Claudia Lucero | Juno DeMelo | Kyra Bussanich

Is the idea of "artisan dairy-free cheese" an oxymoron? Which—if any—sugar alternative is best? And how do food pros with medical conditions make restrictive diets work?

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What Happened (And What Didn’t) With Portland’s Creative Space Plan

It’s been about a year since Portland City Council passed a plan to preserve affordable space for artists and makers. So what has happened since?

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Reflections In A Tide Pool: Oregon’s Jane Lubchenco

OSU distinguished professor and former NOAA chief Jane Lubchenco leads her grandchildren through a hands-on exploration Oregon's spectacular tide pools.

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Meet Portland’s New Arts Chief, Madison Cario

A former Virginian and a Marine, Cario says the issues in Portland's arts ecosystem mirror the problems plaguing the entire city.

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'The Four Top': Ben Jacobsen | Kristofor Lofgren

What in the world is seacuterie? How is salt harvested? And what when you're noshing on salty, sea-harvested foods, what's the best way to slake your thirst? Listen to Episode 57 from Feb. 4, 2019.

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

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