Hood River, Oregon has long been one of my favorite cities in the world.  We have some wonderful friends who live in Hood River, so we have become familiar with the Hood River Valley over the last decade and a half.  As a landscape photographer, the Hood River Valley may be as beautiful as anywhere in the state of Oregon.  Like my hometown of Bend, Oregon, Hood River is not only attractive, but it has great beer.  A relative newcomer on the Hood River beer scene, Double Mountain Brewery was established approximately 4 years ago and they are already my favorite Hood River Brewery.  With Beers such as Hop Lava, IRA, Vaporizer, and my personal favorite, Fa,La,La,La,  Double Mountain Brewery has been tremendously successful in their first four years.  The environment at Double mountain is an excellent hybrid of cozy and funky, just the way I like brewpubs to be!  As you might have suspected, My Oregon landscape Photography is currently hanging at Double Mountain  and will be there until the end of July.  I think my photos look great there and I hope that they are being well received by the Double Mountain patrons.  Below is one of the six landscape photos I currently have displayed at Hood River’s favorite brewpub.

Mount Jefferson

Mount Jefferson

I debated which of my oregon photographs to hang at Double mountain for quite some time.  The primary issue was should I share photos from the Hood River/ Columbia River Gorge area or should I hang images from my home area near Bend, Oregon.  In the end I decided that the good folks of Hood River had probably seen enough Hood River Valley Photos and that photographs from Central Oregon might be a nice change of pace.

Balsamroot and Basalt Columns

Balsamroot and Basalt Columns

It is also my understanding that a fair number of Hood River residents enjoy periodic visits to Bend and perhaps they would enjoy a reminder of the Central Oregon vacation.  While I think my landscape photography looks great at Double Mountain, I’m very open to feedback regarding the appropriateness of displaying Central Oregon Photographs in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge.  Does anyone think I should switch out my photo at mid month and include more from the Hood River/ Columbia River Gorge area?  If you do think I should make a change, please leave me a note in the comment section at the end of this blog entry.  If I do decide to change up the images at Double Mountain, the first update will most likely come from my Facebook Page, so please check there for updates.

Bend Oregon's Sparks Lake

Bend Oregon's Sparks Lake

I’d like to extend a special thanks to the kind staff at Double Mountain.  They were very accommodating while I was hanging my art in there awesome brewpub.  Thanks Double Mountain!  If any of you readers happen to live in the Hood River area, pleas stop by Double Mountain sometime this month and tell them that their landscape photography looks great!

Cheers,

Mike Putnam