Created by Shwood Eyewear and Julian Bialowas, “This is Oregon” is a collaborative endeavor to inspire others to get up, go out, and start exploring.
No matter where you live, adventure is much closer than you think. New experiences, unknown surroundings, and exciting opportunities are just waiting to be discovered. Sometimes all it takes is a bit of motivation and knowing where to start.
We’ve traveled to ten locations within a 90-minute drive from downtown Portland, Oregon to showcase the awe-inspiring landscapes that are waiting to be explored. From highway pull-offs to backcountry overnighters, and sun-baked coastlines to snowy mountainsides, there is something for everyone, everywhere.
At each location we captured a featured photograph and paired it with an interactive 360 degree panorama and Google map to help you find your way. Hopefully these destinations will light the fire for you to look beyond and explore the endless beauty waiting outside your door.
ABOUT SHWOOD EYEWEAR
Based in Portland, Oregon, Shwood manufactures handcrafted eyewear from sustainable hardwoods. Living by the tagline “Experiment With Nature” Shwood merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a product that encompasses the individuality and uniqueness that can only be found in natural surroundings. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in Shwood’s own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted eyewear piece.
ABOUT JULIAN BIALOWAS
Julian Bialowas is a Canadian Photographer & Designer born in Montreal, Quebec and currently residing in Calgary, Alberta. Although best known for his 365q photo project. Julian also runs 16HOURS Magazine, 52mmnts.me and freelances for clients worldwide. An avid hiker and adventurer, when he’s not behind the lens or screen, you can most definitely find him in the mountains.