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The Source of Hoppiness

The Source of Hoppiness

Hopworks asked me to join the crew at the The Oregon Hophouse recently as they harvested hops. You can read my report and see more images at the Hopworks site here.


Timberline Lodge in 1859 Magazine

Timberline Lodge in 1859 Magazine

It was raining in Portland. No surprise there. I wasn’t sure, however, what was happening up on Mount Hood where I was heading for a wintery story. I’d heard snow and I’d heard rain. Thankfully the driving drops turned to graceful flurries below Government Camp and the accumulation got deeper and deeper as I powered […]


Million bottle milestone

Million bottle milestone

Somewhere in the Northwest, temporarily tucked in a little black and yellow box with eleven of its buddies, is Hopworks bottle number one million which slid off the tiny bottling line late last week. I stopped by the brewery yesterday to shoot the new-and-improved 22-ounce Abominable Winter Ale bottle as it came off that same […]


Traveling the Backroads of Oregon

Traveling the Backroads of Oregon

It’s one of those places where you announce, though quietly so as to not disturb the silence: I could live here. That rarely happens to me these days. But as I drove backroads chasing motorcycle riders across the northeast corner of Oregon, it did cross my lips. The peace, the beauty, the elk, the rivers, […]


Cyclocross in 1859 Magazine

Cyclocross in 1859 Magazine

I usually photograph many cyclocross races throughout the fall and early winter. This year, however, I only went to two in search of images. The good people at 1859 Magazine asked me to wander the course in search of racers and fans for a spread in the January/February issue. I couldn’t resist going to Bend […]


Good Morning

Good Morning

This dog came running up the hill barking at me, shattering the quiet dawn as I shuffled past grape vines loaded with fruit. Light was pooling in the east behind Mount Jefferson and Mount Hood, the sky was clear and deep blue and black, and I was suddenly trying to find a spot, any spot, […]


Kara Goucher: Olympic effort

Kara Goucher: Olympic effort

Kara Goucher, training in Portland After photographing an athlete, a musician, a chef or anyone doing anything, really, I simply want to see them succeed. I love running and admire what long distance runners go through. So I could barely contain my excitement when I told my wife I was going to go spend the […]


Hopworks in a Can

Hopworks in a Can

Hopworks Urban Brewery Well I think it finally happened today. The sun came out. The temperature soared to 77 degrees. It felt like summer. A four pack of these 16-ouncers from Hopworks will seem all the more welcome. You’ll be able to stop by the store and grab a four pack of these brews – […]


One Small Part of One Square Mile

One Small Part of One Square Mile

This past Saturday, about 50 photographers fanned out across one square mile of downtown Portland as part of an entertaining ASMP project. The result is a collection of images that will be displayed somewhere down the line. My little quadrant was a few blocks in Southeast. I wandered, met a few folks, made some pictures. […]


Chuck Palahniuk

I first photographed Chuck Palahniuk a decade ago as the Fight Club frenzy simmered and enthusiasm for his new book Choke swelled. He was hanging out in the aisle at Powell’s signing random copies of his own books. With more than a dozen books to his name now, he has a huge following. Just before […]


En Garde

In sport, there is almost always a need for force. Sometimes it is brute force, sometimes more subtle. I had an assignment a while back to photograph a small fencing tournament at Reed College here in Portland. It was a quiet affair, an annual event to honor an alumnus. The students were stopped by the […]


Next Up: Gigantic Brewing

This morning I rode down the street to pay a visit to former Hopworks brewer Ben Love at the site of Gigantic Brewing Company, his new endeavor with fellow brewmaster Van Havig. Not unlike the time capsule that I photographed at Hopworks before construction started, the Gigantic building in southeast Portland is layered with stuff […]


Golf Adventure in Oregon

Pacific Dunes near Bandon, Oregon OGA Golf Course near Aurora, Oregon A friend called the other day and announced he’d hit a hole-in-one that morning. It reminded me that several years ago, I had an assignment to photograph a gentleman who’d hit that once-in-a-lifetime shot. I made a portrait and moved along to my next […]


Hopworks in the Bottle

2007 Back in 2006 and 2007, I could often be found prowling around what was soon to become Hopworks Urban Brewery looking for a picture. Things were still under construction and that’s how I liked it. Every time a wall was torn down, new relics from the building’s past life were revealed. And every time […]


Smooth Day at Sea

When you read stories about the Columbia River Bar Pilots, there are usually descriptions of giant waves, boats rolling and near misses coming down the ladder. So I was a touch worried after saying yes to an assignment for 1859 : Oregon’s Magazine that would involve spending time on a vessel picking up and dropping […]


The Heart

I was fine until I got about two blocks from the hospital. Suddenly I realized I needed to pull over and think. The slicing open of a man’s chest. The removal of a vein from his leg. The heart beating slowly. Very slowly. It wasn’t the first time I’d photographed open heart surgery. But there’s […]


Rapha Gentlemen’s Race

Many times throughout the day, riders asked me if I was doing okay. How was I holding up to the heat, the miles. Was I getting enough water. It was, after all, closing in on 100 degrees and the race snaked through the Coast Range for 123 miles and more than 6000 feet of elevation […]


Perspective

Saul Zaik, shot for Oregon Quarterly The very moment I walked into Portland architect Saul Zaik’s office, he looked across the room to see who was coming in through the door. “How much does a gallon of water weigh?” he asked. I gave a non-definitive answer. So he rifled through an ancient tome of weights […]


PDXCROSS is bound for Bend

© Tim LaBarge 2009 It’s been a long, exciting and frustrating season. Long: What I think of being an eight weekend series has somehow turned into more than three months of races. It starts with the dust and sweat and the lingering heat of Summer and ends this weekend with snow and single digit temperatures […]


Biketobeerfest

© Tim LaBarge 2009 I was up the street at Hopworks on Saturday. It was the last weekend of summer and so there were any number of festivals, races and events a person could have done. But how could you miss cold beer and Huffy tossing? It was a bike-crazy-Portland kind of event…so I posted […]


Thanks, Mule Lady

Yes, I’ve done a little bit of work lately. Yes, the boys are well. Yes, life is moving right along. The problem seems to be the only thing I’ve really enjoyed photographing and participating in is cyclocross. So now I risk being like every other guy with a blog who goes on and on about […]


On your mark…

© Tim LaBarge 2008 Cyclocross season is still a few weeks away here in the Pacific Northwest, but judging from the look in Leo’s eyes, he’s ready to hear the race director say “Go!”. This past weekend was the first in a series of races out at Kruger’s Farm on Sauvie Island. No barriers, no […]


Harvest Time

© Tim LaBarge 2008 The raincoats came out this week for the children attending summer camp at Tryon Life Community Farm. It caused a pang of fear deep in my gut that summer just might be over. Like a few years ago when it started raining the first week of August and summer never really […]


The Syncline

© Tim LaBarge 2008 I went for a good ride recently through a crazy network of trail known as the Syncline. The story appeared in the Travel section of the Oregonian. It’s on the Washington side of the Columbia River…and it’s spectacular. My friend Chad and I were getting geared up to set out when […]