2017 OPB Special Coverage Packages


Some stories this year could not be told with just a single article. For its more complex stories, OPB combined resources to curate investigative pieces, cultural phenomena, historic moments and more.

Oregon Field Guide Favorite Places 2017


“Hey, what’s your favorite place in Oregon?” That’s probably the most frequently asked question we hear on our travels while working for "Oregon Field Guide."

'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.

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OPB's Favorite Videos From 2017

Here’s a look back at some of our favorite videos of 2017.

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Utah Congressman Seeks To Re-Open Area In SW Oregon to Mining

A Utah congressman has asked the Trump administration to reopen the door to mining on 100,000 acres of protected public land in southwestern Oregon.

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Eclipse Traffic Jams Up Roads In Central Oregon

Incoming traffic for the Oregon Eclipse Festival has backed up U.S. Highway 26 in Central Oregon.

Business | Entertainment | local | News | Economy | Communities | OPB's Coverage Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017

Oregon Officials Say They're Ready For Eclipse

A million people may flock to Oregon over the coming week to view the total eclipse of the sun. State officials said Tuesday that they're as prepared as they can possibly be.

local | Entertainment | Economy | Arts | Science | News | NW Life | OPB's Coverage Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017

Eclipse Of The Arts: 'State Of Wonder' Travels The Path Of Totality

"State of Wonder" is traveling across the solar eclipse's path of totality, from Newport to the Ochoco National Forest and many places in-between. Follow the team on this once in a lifetime artistic and cosmic journey.  

Entertainment | News | Arts | History | Nation

Iconic Portland Sign Renovation Nearing Completion

No design changes for the sign — just new neon and a lighter aluminum construction.

Books | Entertainment | Arts | News | local

Former Oregon Poet Laureate Peter Sears Dies At 80

He served as Oregon’s Poet Laureate from 2014 to 2016 and was active in the state’s literary community for more than forty years.

Entertainment | News | local | Health

Oregon Doctor Questions Use Of Soap Opera To Promote Cancer Drug

An Oregon doctor is worried that a drug company is skirting regulations by using the plot line of a popular soap opera to push its product.

Entertainment | News | Arts | local

HBO's Newest Show Will Film In Portland

The show was created by Alan Ball, whose prior hits for the channel include the Emmy and Peabody-winning drama “Six Feet Under” and the Southern vampire soap opera “True Blood.”

Entertainment | Arts | local

Portland Flocks To 'Grimm' Estate Sale For Piece Of TV History

More than 1,500 people lined up in Portland Saturday to take home a piece of television history. The NBC show "Grimm" is selling off a warehouse full of the TV show’s props, furniture and costumes.

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