At 10:07 a.m. PST, The Associated Press (AP) Tweets “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.” AP’s Account was immediately suspended after the Tweet. The DOW Jones reportedly dropped 150 points for a brief time when the hacked Tweet was posted and then recovering shortly
Bryan J. Dorr
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Two weeks ago I visited Rowena Crest and spotted a few balsamroots, a yellow sunflower-like flower, in bloom. Two weeks later, the balsamroots and the purple lupines bloom vibrantly on the plateau under the rich blue skies. Rowena Crest Viewpoint, which also serves as the trailhead for Rowena Crest and Tom McCall Preserve,
Today’s Bike Milwaukie adventure takes us out to the Three Creeks Natural Area. On this 14.5-mile ride through Milwaukie and unincorporated areas in Clackamas County, we look at the site of oak trees estimated up to 500 years old and confluences of three creeks. The three creeks are Mt. Scott Creek, Phillips Creek, an
I just got the saddening news that a couple of explosions have been reported near the Boston Marathon finish line and there are reported injuries at this time. I won’t speculate or react to what the cause of the explosion is. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who were injured in the [...]
Dry Canyon Creek Bridge, built in 1921, is a 75-foot long concrete arch bridge spanning over Dry Canyon Creek canyon east of Mosier, Oregon. The bridge is part of the historic U.S. 30 and the original Columbia River Highway between Mosier and Chenoweth, Oregon, near Rowena Crest. This is one of the many bridges designed [..
Since today Wolf Haven International tour started their spring/summer hours (open Wednesday through Monday), I drove up to Tenino, Washington, for the tour. In fall and winter, the tours are only on Saturday and Sundays. Today also turned out to be a very nice day weather-wise. My admission was free since I won a drawing [.
On a sunny spring Sunday morning, the first 2013 Bike Milwaukie toured rode off from downtown Milwaukie. Ride leadger Greg Bowman led a group of twenty or so riders north on SE Main St. to the Springwater Trail and into the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek neighborhood before cutting through a narrow corridor between SE Wake St. and
We’re too low on landing at Portland International Airport (PDX) runway 21. Or it just appears that way. If my bicycle could fly like Miss Gultch in Wizard of Oz, this is how it looks. I’m not really airborne. The bike path sits on top of a levy between Marine Drive and the Columbia River in [...]
The City of Ham? No, there is no “City of Ham.” This is a structure at Main City Park in Gresham, Oregon, which bears the words “Main City Park” and “City of Ham.” The sign should really read “City of Gresham.”
Mt. Hood with clouds moving in, as seen from Wishram, Washington, on February 26, 2013.
The setting sun and Mt. hood under cloudy sky makes for a good sunset photo. This was taken from I-84 east of John Day Dam.
The abandoned Dinty’s gas station sits along the old U.S. 30 near the Spanish Hollow bridge in Biggs Junction, Oregon. Taking a look around the site, it is clear this station has been out for a while. A vintage neon sign hangs with “Dinty’s” pointing to the station and the old attendant booth. Th
The effects from freezing fog on a barbed-wire fence along Washington State Route 142 near Goldendale, Washington.
A pumpkin lays on a frozen lake along State Route 14 west of Stevenson, Washington. In another shot, two smaller pumpkins are also on the ice. The two little pumpkins look like orange hockey pucks, but I say the ice is likely a bit thin for some pick-up pond hockey.
For the first time in 87 years, Portland’s first “unmovable bridge” over the Willamette River moved. The Sellwood Bridge in southeast Portland moved from its original piers to the temporary A-frame piers to become a detour bridge for the new bridge construction. The construction should be completed by 2016
It is a cold, clear night and the moon beams down from the sky. The Sellwood Bridge is closed and construction lights illuminate the 87-year old rustic green span. I take full advantage of the conditions and head down to Sellwood Park and shoot some night photographs of this old relic last days on its [...]
The Sellwood Bridge, Portland’s first “unmovable” bridge, will be moving for the first time since its opening December 15, 1925. That is not counting the west approach that has been moving because it is placed on an active slide. Its last day to carry vehicles and passengers is January 16, 2013. I take a w
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance of Oregon (BTA) and Bike Milwaukie could have not asked for a better day to have the New Year Day Ride. On a sunny but cold New Year’s Day, about one hundred bicyclist from the Portland area met under the Morrison Bridge for a ride to the new Bike Gallery in [...]
The year 2012 is coming to a close. I look back on the top ten events that took place in 2012 featured on BJDorr.com. Other significant personal events have taken place in 2012, but they will not be on the list if they are not included in BJDorr.com post throughout the year. 10. New Bike [...]
At the Milwaukie City Council meeting on Dec. 18, Mayor Jeremy Ferguson presented recognition awards to outgoing councilors Joe Loomis and Greg Chaimov. Councilor Loomis served on the council for nearly ten years and is leaving because of term limits. Councilor Chaimov served on the council for nearly five years, but he dec
The historic Southern Pacific (SP) 4449 steam locomotive lumbers on the tracks alongside the Springwater Corridor Trail. If you stood along the trail, you can feel the ground rumble as the 300-ton locomotive huffs by. There is nothing more impressive than chasing it by bicycle, listening to the machinery work to drive the m
I want to express my thoughts and prayers to the victims and their friends and families in the tragic shooting incident at Clackamas Town Center that took place around 3:30 p.m. PST Tuesday afternoon. I thank the men and women of public safety and first responders that assisted in helping all those in this tragic [...]
The warming glow from a setting sun appears on the clouds, as seen from Milwaukie, Oregon. This photograph was taken December 10, 2012, at 4:50 p.m. from the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood.
Discovery Channel’s “Curiosity” episode Sunday night featured the future of predicting volcanic eruptions. One famous Pacific Northwest volcano was covered in the show: Mt. St. Helens. The infamous May 18, 1980 eruption received very little coverage, but the more recent October 2004 eruptions received more
Congratulations to Washington state for making same-sex marriage and smoking marijuana legal. Both laws took effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning. This also means my home state of Oregon just got its “coolness status” revoked. Oregon needs to get it together and make both marijuana smoking and same-sex marriage
Today’s photos include images from along Oregon Highway 206 (the mountain identifier, Aermotor windmill, Rock Creek Bridge rail, and a vintage sign); Arlington from Roosevelt, Washington; and The Stonehenge Memorial with a stunning sunset scene.
Did you see the moon in the weather satellite image today? A weather satellite captured the visual image of the clouds over the United States with a rare moon shot in the image today (Dec. 4, 2012) at 21:15Z (zulu). The image was spreading around the social media networks like Twitter and Facebook. Was the [...]
A westbound train with shipping containers leaves a tunnel in North Bonneville, Washington.
A bald eagle seen earlier Monday perched on a tree near Lyle, Washington. The Columbia River is in the background.
An old Owl Insurance & Storage building in The Dalles, Oregon, located at the east end of the new Lewis & Clark Festival Park on Union St.