Portland

Man and Machine

Whether for logging and manufacturing today, or dredging for gold in the past, many Oregonian's have had jobs operating machinery. Today we're sharing a few photos celebrating this hard work.

Bill Ahrens polishes a rod manufactured by Arrow Machine Works of Portland, OR for use in a Nuclear Power Plant.  His work is one of the last steps in 2 weeks of work that went into the production of this part.  Photo by Sean Bowie

Bill Ahrens polishes a rod manufactured by Arrow Machine Works of Portland, OR for use in a Nuclear Power Plant.  His work is one of the last steps in 2 weeks of work that went into the production of this part. Photo by Sean Bowie

At JELD-WEN in Klamath Falls.  Photo by Pat Burk

At JELD-WEN in Klamath Falls. Photo by Pat Burk

Inside the Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge it took a crew of three to operate the massive machinery. The historic dredge is preserved by the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area.  Photo by Lynn Murrey

Inside the Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge it took a crew of three to operate the massive machinery. The historic dredge is preserved by the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area. Photo by Lynn Murrey

Dogs

Did you hear the news this past week? An Oregon Great Dane ate 43 and a half socks, which fortunately were able to be surgically removed by a Portland-area veterinary hospital. In honor of this Oregon dog, today we're sharing images of a few more of man's best friends.

Pete gets a treat after a bath by owner, Aubrea McNamara at Suds em Yourself on 11th St. in Eugene.  Photo by Sherrlyn Borkgren

Pete gets a treat after a bath by owner, Aubrea McNamara at Suds em Yourself on 11th St. in Eugene. Photo by Sherrlyn Borkgren

Andrew Eberly's dog, a Blue Heeler named Little, gets a bit impatient and tries to hurry things up, while the silly humans chat. Little is a year and a half, and high energy - he prefers running along with Andrew's bike to leisurely park walks. (at Peninsula Park in North Portland)  Photo by Keri Friedman

Andrew Eberly's dog, a Blue Heeler named Little, gets a bit impatient and tries to hurry things up, while the silly humans chat. Little is a year and a half, and high energy - he prefers running along with Andrew's bike to leisurely park walks. (at Peninsula Park in North Portland) Photo by Keri Friedman

Photo by Ray Hughey

Photo by Ray Hughey

Portraits of Oregonians

Nothing can represent Oregon better than its people. Today we're sharing a few portraits of Oregonians that our photographers captured.

Want to see more portraits? Here are some we posted last year.

Atlanta native and 4-year Portlander Dee Gibson bartending at Dig A Pony on SE Grand.  Photo by Intisar Abioto

Atlanta native and 4-year Portlander Dee Gibson bartending at Dig A Pony on SE Grand. Photo by Intisar Abioto

A young student wears a big grin while waiting for his class to begin at the Dual Language Academy, a program taught in both English and Spanish and run concurrently with the district's migrant summer school program at Lincoln Street Elementary.  Photo by Michal Thompson

A young student wears a big grin while waiting for his class to begin at the Dual Language Academy, a program taught in both English and Spanish and run concurrently with the district's migrant summer school program at Lincoln Street Elementary. Photo by Michal Thompson

Deanna VanDoozer of Liberty Bakery in Joseph.  Photo by Erika Plummer

Deanna VanDoozer of Liberty Bakery in Joseph. Photo by Erika Plummer

Signs

Today we're sharing some interesting signs that photographers found as they captured images for Project Dayshoot. Old or new, they add character to their communities.

Bourne, Oregon's "Welcome Sign" in Baker County.  Photo by Lynn Murrey

Bourne, Oregon's "Welcome Sign" in Baker County. Photo by Lynn Murrey

Old paint on the side of a silo at the Harney County Farm Supply in Burns Oregon.  Photo by Keith Skelton

Old paint on the side of a silo at the Harney County Farm Supply in Burns Oregon. Photo by Keith Skelton

It's hard to miss the creative signage on the Nite Hawk Cafe & Lounge on the corner of Interstate Ave & Rosa Parks Way in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood of North Portland. The Nite Hawk, in various incarnations, has existed since 1931. Bill and Elaine Mildenberger bought it in the early 80s and over the years, along with their son Bill, have remodeled and renovated it to become a neighborhood favorite for tasty food & good local company.  Photo by Keri Friedman

It's hard to miss the creative signage on the Nite Hawk Cafe & Lounge on the corner of Interstate Ave & Rosa Parks Way in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood of North Portland. The Nite Hawk, in various incarnations, has existed since 1931. Bill and Elaine Mildenberger bought it in the early 80s and over the years, along with their son Bill, have remodeled and renovated it to become a neighborhood favorite for tasty food & good local company. Photo by Keri Friedman

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

Oregon Plants

Agriculture and forestry are both important parts of Oregon's economy. Today's images show the beauty of a few of the plants that Oregon produces.

Lavender grows particularly well in the maritime climate of the Pacific Northwest. At the Oregon Lavender Farm near Oregon City, over 25 acres are in production. Located at the end of the Oregon Trail, the farm enjoys views of three Cascade peaks, including Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood, pictured here.  Photo by Janet Loughrey

Lavender grows particularly well in the maritime climate of the Pacific Northwest. At the Oregon Lavender Farm near Oregon City, over 25 acres are in production. Located at the end of the Oregon Trail, the farm enjoys views of three Cascade peaks, including Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood, pictured here. Photo by Janet Loughrey

Sprinklers create a fog like effect when they splash off the Douglas Fir trees in the morning sun at Columbia Park in Portland.  Photo by Jerry Makare

Sprinklers create a fog like effect when they splash off the Douglas Fir trees in the morning sun at Columbia Park in Portland. Photo by Jerry Makare

Picking grapes on a farm near Oregon City.  Photo by Dan Sadowsky

Picking grapes on a farm near Oregon City. Photo by Dan Sadowsky

Hood River Exhibit Opens Tomorrow

Tomorrow at 7pm, our new exhibit at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River will be kicking off with a presentation by several project participants. We hope you'll join us! In the meantime, today we're sharing one last preview of a few of the images that will be part of the exhibit.

Dilapidated homestead with its water pump windmill contrasted with modern wind turbines.  Photo by Lynn Woodward

Dilapidated homestead with its water pump windmill contrasted with modern wind turbines. Photo by Lynn Woodward

Cyclists race at Portland International Raceway.  Photo by Tim LaBarge

Cyclists race at Portland International Raceway. Photo by Tim LaBarge

The Hood River airport and surroundings as seen from a Cessna 172.  Photo by Brian Burk

The Hood River airport and surroundings as seen from a Cessna 172. Photo by Brian Burk

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