My husband and I love Oregon. George lived for a while on the Northern Coast of Oregon and last year, we lived in Southern Oregon while he worked in Grants Pass. The beauty and natural diversity there is just absolutely incredible. So when Joe Stevens of Shwood Eyewear emailed me about This is Oregon, a photo project “to inspire others to get up, go out and start exploring”, I told him I was more than happy to share it with you!
Shwoood Eyewear teamed up with photographer Julian Bialowas to photograph 10 magificient locations, all within a 90 minute drive from downtown Portland, Oregon. The project’s aim is to “showcase the awe-inspiring landscapes waiting to be explored.”
There will be a This Is Oregon photo show and party at The Ace Hotel in Portland on May 3rd, admission is free and so is the beer! ( If only we were closer, we would be there for sure! ) Super cool prints of Julian’s This Is Oregon work can be purchased here. I can’t decide which one I love best. Each one is more beautiful than the next, just like the landscape in Oregon. ( I’m leaning toward the Columbia River Gorge piece above– it’s one of our favorite OR places! )
I hope you’ll check out the This Is Oregon website and see for yourself. If you haven’t been to Oregon– plan a trip. NOW. You’ll never regret it.
And make sure you watch this video. It’s almost like being there. But you need to see it for yourself!