Here’s his description of the photo (links added):
I often ride after dark, and one night I hit this pothole, Hard! Despite all my bike lights, some things you’ll never see until it’s too late. I thought that I had destroyed my rear wheel (fortunately, I didn’t).
I came back during the day, marked it with a piece of debris, and took photos. I then called Washington County Maintenance, and explained what happend
I came by it a few days later (at night), and it’s patched.
To request pothole filling and other road maintenance in Washington County, you can call 503-846-ROAD or contact them via their website.
In the city of Portland, the pothole reporting line is 503-823-BUMP (website here).
Elly Blue has been writing about bicycling and carfree issues for BikePortland.org since 2006. Find her at http://takingthelane.com