Portland is a really nice city, and much more interesting than I thought it would be. Highlights so far are the scenic vistas of Mt. Hood and St. Helens, the pervading, lush greenness, the fresh air, the tap water that actually tastes good, the homefries and tofu scramble at the Cup & Saucer Cafe, the whole neighborhood around SE Hawthorne, which is funky fresh and reminds me of the Haight and Berkeley, only without all the tourists and homeless... the buffet at the Todai, which was a very edible rarity as far as buffets goes. (with lots of creme brulle, thank you very much.)
Yup. Going to have to come back more often. Today I'm visiting my sister's llama farm. Warm llamas. Whee!