Weekly Fresh: Let’s take a ride!

For this week’s Weekly Fresh, we explore Portland’s rail system. Make sure to check schedule’s and safety policies when planning your trip. Keep reading and subscribe to our feed or join our newsletter to get this post delivered to you every week.

Boarding the Max at the Portland Convention Center

One day the Blazers will return, and the MAX is a great way to get there.

A Tunnel of Trees in Downtown Portland

Or perhaps you’re already downtown and want to get over to the Farmer’s Market, the Portland Streetcar might be just the ticket.

Pioneer Square South Max Stop

Downtown! The lights are much brighter there, forget all your troubles…

A Portland Streetcar Going Over the Tilikum Crossing

Using Portland’s TriMet system is a great way to commute across town.

A MAX Train Pulling Into the Sunset Transit Center

Maybe you just want to take a ride out of town and see what’s at the end of the line…

Don’t forget to check out the rest of our transportation themed images if these don’t quite fit your project.

Weekly Fresh: I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike…

For this week’s Weekly Fresh we take a peek into cycling culture in Portland. Keep reading and don’t forget to subscribe to our feed or join our newsletter to get this post delivered to you every week.

Mountain Bikers in Motion

Forest Park is a treasure, Portland is lucky to have this wonderful playground to ride through.

BIKETOWN Bikes Ready To Go

With 1000 bikes and 125 stations all over Portland, the BIKETOWN bikes are hard to miss. And a lot of fun to ride.

A Cyclist on the Tilikum Crossing

Portland’s newest bridge, the Tilikum Crossing, is the first major bridge in the U.S. to not allow private trucks and vehicles to cross. Bikes, pedestrian and public transportation only!

blue bike on a rainy day

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike…

Cyclocross Race at Heron Lakes

It might be some time before we get to race our bikes again, but… #crossiscoming

Weekly Fresh: Showing some respect, a bit of Portland love, and some chill.

This Weekly Fresh we tip our hats to those that serve, show Portland some love and enjoy a moment of solitude . Keep reading and don’t forget to subscribe to our feed or join our newsletter to get this post delivered to you every week.

American Flag Over the Grass

We raise a flag to show our respect for those that have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.

Portland from the Eastbank Esplanade

We love you Portland!!!

Voodoo Doughnuts Favorites

If you’re in need of a Voodoo Doll or an Oh Captain, Voodoo Doughnut has you covered for online pick-up orders. And not just in Portland! There are locations in Bend, Denver and Houston as well.

Aerial Tram at OHSU

The Portland Aerial Tram to OHSU is definitely a blast to ride, but it’s only open to essential travel right now. To all the frontline workers out there, we thank you for your selfless service.

On the Bank

And a moment of zen brought to you from the Columbia River Gorge.

Weekly Fresh: Annie’s Donuts and Ground Kontrol and Smith Rock oh my!

This Weekly Fresh we’re indulging in some guilty pleasures, remembering old haunts, and busting out our chalk bags to do some climbing. Keep reading and don’t forget to subscribe to our feed or join our newsletter to get this post delivered to you every week.

Annie's Donuts Finest

Start your week off right with some fresh Annie’s Donuts. Trust us, it’s worth it. Don’t believe us? Here’s what Portland Monthly has to say.

Portland Armory from down the block

Fun Fact: The Pearl District was first named in print in 1987.

golden bike in the air

If you’re not busy this Sunday evening, try Zoobombing! It’s the most fun you’ll have on two wheels…

Ground Kontrol 3.0 - the game room

Ground Kontrol to Major Tom… We miss you Ground Kontrol and are counting the days until we can get our hands all over your joysticks!

Smith Rock

Smith Rock is open! But before heading out there this weekend, make sure to always check for updates.

Weekly Fresh: Tryon Creek is Open. Pine State Biscuits Delivers. Please Stop for Chickens.

Welcome to our first Weekly Fresh post where we showcase some of the great photographs in our archive. Subscribe to our feed or join our newsletter to get this post delivered to you every week.

Hikers in Tryon Creek

Finally some good news! Tryon Creek State Natural Area was opened last week by Governor Kate Brown. Grab your hiking poles and make sure you keep a safe distance between you and other hikers.

Reggie Deluxe at Pine State Biscuit

If you haven’t had the Reggie Deluxe from Pine State Biscuits, you don’t know what you’re missing. Head over to their website to order takeout.

Stop for Chickens

In Portland, always put a bird on it and definitely STOP FOR CHICKENS. #keepitweird

Old cannery building in the Columbia River

Need to get away from the city? Head to Astoria for a day trip and stroll along their waterfront. It’s a great view of the Colombia River and you have to check out the cool old cannery buildings. Great photo ops!

Japanese Gardens - black and white

One of our favorite gardens in town is the Portland Japanese Gardens at Washington Park and it’s such a bummer that it’s closed during the coronavirus outbreak. Fortunately, they have free virtual tours online that are totally worth checking out for a little zen break.

Open Call for Portland Stock Photos

Cyclists on the Hawthorne
Cyclists and car commuters cross the Hawthorne Bridge in the afternoon, showing downtown Portland in the background.

Dear Portland Photographer,

We hope you are doing well during this challenging time in Portland’s history. One of our main goals in starting this site was to create a new community of support for photographers in the Portland area. We want to help you profit from your talents by promoting your art and selling rights to your photographs for a fair price based on usage, not pixels.

Join Today!

For a limited time, we are currently accepting applications to join our roster of photographers. By becoming a member of PDX STOCK, you will get access to regular suggestions for stock photos, image requests from art buyers, and review of your work by a team of professional photo editors.

We Make it Easy for You

Submitting photos is a piece of cake because we do most of the heavy lifting for you. There’s no account to sign up for and all we need is your high rez photos with the headline, your copyright, and a few keywords in the IPTC to get you started. To find all the details about being a contributor, click here.

After your work is listed on our site, we will use your photos regularly in our marketing and social media efforts and directly credit you. This will bring awareness to your business and get assignment work for you as well as lots of stock sales of your existing photography.

We believe by having a curated gallery of high-quality stock photos this website to become the ultimate place for all things Portland please join us today but showing out this application form.

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Please fill out the form below to begin the application process. After we review your information, we will reach to you for hi-res samples of your work.

Hello World! Welcome to PDX STOCK!

Hi, my name is Lincoln Barbour and I’m a professional photographer and founder of PDX STOCK, an online stock agency featuring the best images made in Oregon. In good times and bad, Portland Oregon is one of my favorite places to be. I’ve been living here for almost 15 years and have watched this city grow and change, yet still remain a vibrant and genuine place to be. I’m a huge fan.

Portland from the Eastbank Esplanade

I’ve shot lots of photos of Portland and the surrounding area and so have many of the photographers I know in town. Back in 2009, I had this funny idea about creating a stock website that just had photos of Portland. I registered the domain portlandstockphotos.com and have been sitting on it for 11 years!

At the start of 2020, I decided to finally put my wild idea into motion. I had put my stock photos of Portland on a variety of stock websites and was very disappointed with the results. My work was mashed in with 10s of 1000s of others’ work that featured mostly generic images of Portland. I felt the world was ready for super niche stock photo website with high quality photographs that accurately tell the story of Portland. Most stock sites don’t go deep enough into the neighborhoods, the character of the city, and all the wonderful things to do in the surrounding area. PDX STOCK aims to be an inch wide and mile deep with all things Portland.

Mountain Bikers in Forest Park

The photos on in this library have been carefully edited to be visually interesting, technically accurate, and super relevant to Portland. Plus, the photos on here are exclusive and can only be found on PDX STOCK.

Another thing I wanted to fix about stock photography is pricing. We live in a modern age and photography usage is very broad. The old Rights Managed model doesn’t work in most instances. It’s too cumbersome and restrictive for all the ways photos are used nowadays. The other option is Royalty-Free, but pricing by pixels rather than value has never sat well with me.

My solution is to offer Broad Rights Managed pricing tiers. From blogs and social media, to editorial, all the way up to unlimited advertising, we set a simple pricing tier that, in my 18 years of experience, covers most uses for most businesses.

My mission is for this site to be the ultimate resource for stock photography of and about Portland and Oregon. If we don’t have a stock photo your looking for, we will have a great network of photographers who can find it for you. Feel free to submit your image requests on our online form.

golden bike with buildings behind it

We look forward to helping you find the perfect image to tell your story of Oregon.

Sincerely,

Lincoln Barbour

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