We had the pleasure of visiting some family in the mountains of the Silverton, Oregon (USA) area this week. We haven’t been here for almost a decade, so the reunion was great!
We flew into Portland via Denver on Thursday afternoon and were immediately greeted by the traffic insanity on I-5 (the freeway that goes between Vancouver, Washington – a “bedroom community” (new phrase I learned!) where people live in Vancouver and then drive to Portland for work). Traffic was INSANE! We sat on a 6Km stretch of road that had 4 lanes for almost an hour just to get into Portland city for lunch at Portland City Grille, a restaurant in a tower with great views of the city and Mount Hood in the distance.
Following dinner, we stayed on an island in the middle of the Columbia River separating Washington from Oregon. The next day we were to head up to Astoria, Oregon!