The votes are in for the PDXtoday 2023 Picture of the Year contest. Check out the finalists below, including the winner that you, our readers, voted for.
Winner: Towering redwoods
Want to feel small? Stand on Hoyt Arboretum’s Redwood Observation Deck and look up. This gorgeous shot won our inaugural Picture of the Year contest by receiving 45.9% of the votes.
Runner-up #1: Autumn foliage
Maple trees put on a show during the fall. This shot was the first runner-up.
Runner-up #2: What’s the buzz?
We had no idea there were bee hives underneath Ross Island Bridge — talk about locally sourced honey. This cool photo was our second runner up.
Finalist: Trick or... definitely treat, please
OooOoo. Be careful walking the trails of Hoyt Arboretum around Halloween, you may just run into this scary-cute pup.
Finalist: Alpine and feelin’ fine
This beautiful scene takes “staying overnight at Timberline” and puts it right at the top of our bucket list.
Finalist: Cherry blossom bokeh
When the Rose City turns pink, you know fair weather isn’t too far away.
Finalist: Out of the fog
Fog rolling off the Willamette and Columbia rivers creates an eerie effect in Northwest Portland.
Finalist: Lantern light
Red lantern glow really makes the intricate architecture at Lan Su Chinese Garden pop.