By Bryan Dorr, 29 Jul. 2014 at 20:42 PT
Filed under: Photos


The chauffeur.

Consumerist’s 2014 Wost Company In America and our priorities

By Bryan Dorr, 28 Jul. 2014 at 22:10 PT
Filed under: Comment

Taking a look back at The Consumerist’s 2014 Worst Company In America story from April 2014, cable and Internet provider Comcast seems to narrowly beat the genetically modifying, herbicide puking Monsanto. I didn’t think of this earlier, but this tells me that in the United States our cable and Internet takes precedence over our health and the food we consume. Oh, the American priorities.

Supermoon and Interstate Bridge

By Bryan Dorr, 12 Jul. 2014 at 22:00 PT
Filed under: Photos


“Supermoon” rises between the Interstate Bridge lift towers on July 12, 2014. Tower lights are on for scheduled bridge maintenance.

Chinese Lantern Takes Flight

By Bryan Dorr, 02 Jul. 2014 at 17:36 PT
Filed under: Photos

Chinese Lantern Over Willamette

This was an interesting thing to see on my Tuesday evening bike ride. This Chinese Lantern launched from the boat dock at the end of SE Clay St. near the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland. This cool little thing mellowly drifted southward over the Marquam and Tilikum bridges before it vanished.

Ominous Sky

By Bryan Dorr, 27 Jun. 2014 at 15:59 PT
Filed under: Photos, Weather


Ominous clouds loom over the new Tillikum Bridge in Portland, Oregon, on June 24.


By Bryan Dorr, 22 Jun. 2014 at 18:42 PT
Filed under: Photos


I’m yielding to a rooster crossing SE 29th Ave. in Milwaukie.

Chain Snap

By Bryan Dorr, 30 May. 2014 at 22:55 PT
Filed under: Bicycling

Bike Chain

The warm, summer-like weather in the Portland area was prime for some bike riding. My ride, however, was cut short as soon as I left my driveway and pedaled fifty feet up the hill. One stroke felt quite firm. The next stroke I could hear the chain slip and felt the loss of torque in the pedal. Initially, I thought the chain had derailed from the pedal sprocket. I looked down and saw the chain lying in the street in one strand. Rats. On the bright side this all happened 100 feet from my house.

Larch Mountain Road reopens May 27

By Bryan Dorr, 27 May. 2014 at 12:25 PT
Filed under: News

Larch Mountain Snow Gate

Multnomah County says the upper Larch Mountain Road will reopen Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Crews will remove the snow gate blocking the county’s “highest road” Larch Mountain Road near milepost 10. The 14.5-mile road reaches a parking at the 4,000-foot summit that serves Larch Mountain and Oneonta trailheads and Sherrard Point.  The road closes each winter and reopens after the snow melts.