Oregonians at Play

Biking

Biking is both recreation and an important mode of transportation for people throughout Oregon, and our photographers captured many images of bikes and their riders. Today we're sharing a few of them.

 British cyclists Tom Merriman & Jana Phillips take a break at Ochoco Summit - Mile Post 50 on US Hwy 26 - between Mitchell & Prineville. They are in their 10th week of a cross country bike tour from NY to CA.  Photo by Diane Kulpinski

British cyclists Tom Merriman & Jana Phillips take a break at Ochoco Summit - Mile Post 50 on US Hwy 26 - between Mitchell & Prineville. They are in their 10th week of a cross country bike tour from NY to CA. Photo by Diane Kulpinski

 The cool way to bike around Bend.  Photo by Jill Rosell

The cool way to bike around Bend. Photo by Jill Rosell

 Family on a bike ride in La Grande.  Photo by Brent Clapp

Family on a bike ride in La Grande. Photo by Brent Clapp

Fishing

From the ocean to the rivers to our many lakes and ponds, fishing is both a hobby and a way of life for Oregonians across the state. Today we're sharing a few photos of fishing in action.

 Dan Johnson of Des Moines, WA casts his spey rod while fishing guide, Tom Larimer, records his casting for analysis on an iPad app.  Photo by Craig Strong

Dan Johnson of Des Moines, WA casts his spey rod while fishing guide, Tom Larimer, records his casting for analysis on an iPad app. Photo by Craig Strong

 Eugene resident Paul Moore fishes for steelhead on the Willamette River near Dexter on Monday, July 15, 2013. Moore moved to Oregon from California in 1981 and over the years he's spent as much of his free time as possible fly fishing.  Photo by Carl Davaz/The Register-Guard

Eugene resident Paul Moore fishes for steelhead on the Willamette River near Dexter on Monday, July 15, 2013. Moore moved to Oregon from California in 1981 and over the years he's spent as much of his free time as possible fly fishing. Photo by Carl Davaz/The Register-Guard

 Marlene is the first to admit that crab fishing when it's not crabbing season is a fool's errand, but it is a tradition for her. Every year, the Milwaukie, OR resident comes to Newport for two weeks to go crabbing.  Photo by Meredith Lawrence

Marlene is the first to admit that crab fishing when it's not crabbing season is a fool's errand, but it is a tradition for her. Every year, the Milwaukie, OR resident comes to Newport for two weeks to go crabbing. Photo by Meredith Lawrence

Fun in the Water

Summer is almost here, and it looks like this weekend will give us another taste! In anticipation of all the fun we can have out on the water in the coming months, today we're sharing photos of a few Oregon children enjoying Oregon rivers, lakes and reservoirs.

 Kaleb and Lauren Whippleson play with their 4 month old daughter, Clementyne at the Swimming Reservoir in Lithia Park in Ashland.  Photo by Chris Briscoe

Kaleb and Lauren Whippleson play with their 4 month old daughter, Clementyne at the Swimming Reservoir in Lithia Park in Ashland. Photo by Chris Briscoe

 Fionnuala McManama, three, sleeps off a busy day floating the Clackamas River at Barton Park in the back of her mom’s 1964 Impala.  Photo by Beth Buglione

Fionnuala McManama, three, sleeps off a busy day floating the Clackamas River at Barton Park in the back of her mom’s 1964 Impala. Photo by Beth Buglione

 Eight-year-old Tyler Kish came to the ROck Creek Swimming Hole in Vernonia, Ore., to practice his swimming skills with his mother, Traci Kish.  Photo by Natalie St. John

Eight-year-old Tyler Kish came to the ROck Creek Swimming Hole in Vernonia, Ore., to practice his swimming skills with his mother, Traci Kish. Photo by Natalie St. John

Hood River Exhibit Sneak Peek

Our exhibit at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River is just around the corner! We hope you can join us for the kick-off presentation on Thursday June 5th at 7pm. If not, stop by and take a peek any time in June. In the meantime, today we're sharing three photos that will be part of the exhibit.

 Kids cool off at the Salmon Street springs in Portland.  Photo by C. Bruce Forster

Kids cool off at the Salmon Street springs in Portland. Photo by C. Bruce Forster

 The corner of 14th and Commercial in Astoria.  Photo by Damian Mulinix

The corner of 14th and Commercial in Astoria. Photo by Damian Mulinix

 The A.H. McIntyre grain elevator north of Athena, photographed at sunrise.  Photo by Fred Joe

The A.H. McIntyre grain elevator north of Athena, photographed at sunrise. Photo by Fred Joe

Sunny Silhouette

They are beautiful most places, but we like to think that Oregon has some of the best sunrises and sunsets. Today's featured photographers made use of the light to create beautiful silhouettes.

 Camping at Cape Lookout State Park.  Photo by Liz Devine

Camping at Cape Lookout State Park. Photo by Liz Devine

 Sunrise at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, 30 miles from Burns.  Photo by Keith Skelton

Sunrise at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, 30 miles from Burns. Photo by Keith Skelton

 Prayer flags in the first light of day; Andrews School, Andrews, Oregon.  Photo by John Simpkins

Prayer flags in the first light of day; Andrews School, Andrews, Oregon. Photo by John Simpkins

Evening Strolls

After a long day, several of our photographers closed out the day-long shoot with evening strolls outdoors. Today we're sharing a few of these images from late in the day on July 15th.

 The golden hour during an evening walk around the wheat fields.  Photo by John Bennett

The golden hour during an evening walk around the wheat fields. Photo by John Bennett

 Andrew Dow (left) and his father, Doug, (and Jack the dog) enjoy the view from Mount Pisgah shortly after sunset. The hill, rising about a thousand feet above the surrounding area, is a popular hiking spot, offering panoramic views of the southern Willamette Valley.  Photo by Rob Romig

Andrew Dow (left) and his father, Doug, (and Jack the dog) enjoy the view from Mount Pisgah shortly after sunset. The hill, rising about a thousand feet above the surrounding area, is a popular hiking spot, offering panoramic views of the southern Willamette Valley. Photo by Rob Romig

 Moon, Hawthorne Bridge and Portland cityscape from the Vera Katz Esplanade under the Hawthrone Bridge ramp.  Photo by Sue Zalokar

Moon, Hawthorne Bridge and Portland cityscape from the Vera Katz Esplanade under the Hawthrone Bridge ramp. Photo by Sue Zalokar

Sports

The lovely weather the past day or two has gotten us inspired by some of the sports-related photographs in our collection.

 Portland Opportunities Industrial Center (POIC), East Portland Rosemary Anderson High School, is a non-profit educational and workforce training organization that works with disenfranchised youth in Northeast and East Multnomah county. Teacher Jay Williams plays basketball with student Deon Sims.  Photo by Jan Landis

Portland Opportunities Industrial Center (POIC), East Portland Rosemary Anderson High School, is a non-profit educational and workforce training organization that works with disenfranchised youth in Northeast and East Multnomah county. Teacher Jay Williams plays basketball with student Deon Sims. Photo by Jan Landis

 Kids practicing Parkour in Ochoco Creek Park in Prineville.  Photo by Lon Austin

Kids practicing Parkour in Ochoco Creek Park in Prineville. Photo by Lon Austin

 Hillsboro Ballpark, home of the Hillsboro Hops, in the locker room after a 7-4 loss to the Boise Hawks.  Photo by Ross Hamilton

Hillsboro Ballpark, home of the Hillsboro Hops, in the locker room after a 7-4 loss to the Boise Hawks. Photo by Ross Hamilton