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Kentucky Blues Run the Game

The Garvin Gate Blues Festival began in 1988 as a free event with a lineup of local bands and a modest 500 attendees. Now nearly 40,000 people attend by its 8th year.
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Oregonians Still Wild About Game

On Sunday, more than 300 chefs, purveyors, and serious food enthusiasts mowed through dozens of small game-inspired plates at the 17th annual Wild About Game festival.
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Experiencing Portland's 'Feast for the Senses'

The sixth annual Feast Portland takes places this weekend at different events across Oregon's largest city. From a carnivore-friendly glorified backyard barbeque to an event called “Vegetables: A Love Story,” the food festival in one of the country’s top culinary destinations is a gourmand’s dream.
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New Music You Probably Haven’t Heard

Pickathon, held each August on an 82-acre farm in Oregon’s Happy Valley, sell a capped 3,500 tickets and treat visitors to a weekend of discovery that is agnostic to the charts.
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Can This Man Cure AIDS?

Dr. Louis Picker has a secret weapon to fight back against the growing AIDS epidemic—it involves herpes.
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Hemp: Weed’s Better Half

Grown for millennia, hemp’s uses are nearly endless—but the industry struggles to get attention compared to its sexier cousin, marijuana.
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Fighting Hate with Punctuation

Anti-semites have been tracking Jews on social media by surrounding their names in parentheses, but many are co-opting the movement to stand up against hate.

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