Bend

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

Oregon Summer

It's nearly August in Oregon, and our state is absolutely beautiful. There's nothing quite like a Pacific Northwest summer, so today we're sharing a few of the many photos we collected that capture aspects of what makes Oregon summers so wonderful. Enjoy!

Photo by David Keller

Photo by David Keller

A couple paddle boarding on the Deschutes River in Bend.  Photo by Marji Parker

A couple paddle boarding on the Deschutes River in Bend. Photo by Marji Parker

A shopper picks out tomatoes at a Farmer's market in Portland.  Photo by Mary Volm

A shopper picks out tomatoes at a Farmer's market in Portland. Photo by Mary Volm

Night Sky

Did you stay up this week to see the blood moon caused by a lunar eclipse? We did! And it inspired us to pull up a few images of the night sky to share today.

Trees from 1989 forest fire silhouette the Northern Lights along the horizon at the Hat Point Overlook near Hell's Canyon.  Photo by Erika Plummer

Trees from 1989 forest fire silhouette the Northern Lights along the horizon at the Hat Point Overlook near Hell's Canyon. Photo by Erika Plummer

The night sky over Sparks Lake, 25 miles west of Bend.  Photo by Michelle Bauer

The night sky over Sparks Lake, 25 miles west of Bend. Photo by Michelle Bauer

A starry sky arches over the city lights of Lincoln City and Siletz Bay to the north in an early morning long exposure photo.  Photo by Ron Cooper

A starry sky arches over the city lights of Lincoln City and Siletz Bay to the north in an early morning long exposure photo. Photo by Ron Cooper

Oregonians at Work

Oregonians do all sorts of different jobs, and today we're sharing with you images that show a wide variety: a swimming instructor, a Street Roots vendor, and a group of firemen.

Bend Fire Department employees await their next call from the East Station.  Photo by Jason Brownlee

Bend Fire Department employees await their next call from the East Station. Photo by Jason Brownlee

Allen Bennett sells copies of the Street Roots paper to Judith Arcana who was the subject of the issue's cover story.  Photo by Alan Borrud

Allen Bennett sells copies of the Street Roots paper to Judith Arcana who was the subject of the issue's cover story. Photo by Alan Borrud

Baxter Desbrow succeeds at spraying water with his swim instructor at the Creston Pool in Portland.  Photo by Rebeca Beeman

Baxter Desbrow succeeds at spraying water with his swim instructor at the Creston Pool in Portland. Photo by Rebeca Beeman

Oregonians Create: Painting

We Oregonians are a creative bunch. Art in many forms, from visual to musical to performance, is in evidence throughout our state and its value to Oregon definitely comes through in our photos. This week we're sharing some photos that celebrate one specific art form -- painting.

Although not one of the original artists, Lissa Jensen retouches blemishes on Silverton Bobbie's Memorial Mural on Water Street in downtown.  Photo by Stewart Harvey

Although not one of the original artists, Lissa Jensen retouches blemishes on Silverton Bobbie's Memorial Mural on Water Street in downtown. Photo by Stewart Harvey

An artist paints Mirror Pond in Bend.  Photo by Jill Rosell

An artist paints Mirror Pond in Bend. Photo by Jill Rosell

Painting Class at Alexander Rockoff's studio at The Falcon Art Community.  Photo by Jim Lommasson

Painting Class at Alexander Rockoff's studio at The Falcon Art Community. Photo by Jim Lommasson