valentine's day

NWPR's Favorite Chocolate Recipes

Feb 2, 2017

This Valentine's Day, treat your sweetheart (or yourself!) to an indulgent chocolate treat, with recipes from a decidedly chocoholic group. Regardless of your romantic inclinations, do try out the NWPR staff’s favorite chocolate recipes!

Do Something Different This Valentine's Day

Jan 15, 2016
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you know what that means…time to stress out about how to make the day perfectly cliché and gushingly romantic.

But fear not, for Northwest Public Radio has a calendar full of exciting and unique events themed to set your love-filled holiday apart. Without further ado, here are some of the Northwest’s best events for Valentine’s Day:

Sweetheart Musical Soiree


The obvious real-life romance in the classical world is Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck, so for a change of pace I will talk about Harriet Smithson and Hector Berlioz.

Harriet was an Anglo-Irish actress. In one performance of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet in 1827​, in which Harriet played the leading ladies, Berlioz happened to be in attendance. He immediately fell in love with the beautiful and talented actress. 

Patty Colmer from Citrus Heights, United States / WikiCommons

Nothing says love like silk ties, long-distance correspondence, divorce and murder-suicide. OK, maybe a hug and kiss would do, but for your Valentine’s Day entertainment here are some historical Northwest stories that have something to do with love.      

Here Are A Few Great Songs For Valentine's Day

Feb 12, 2015
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We already know that NWPR staff have great taste in music. You only have to listen to our Classical Service to know that. And so with Valentine's Day on Saturday, we once again asked our staff for recommendations. Here's what we got: