portland was wonderful, and there are plenty of pictures to upload onto flickr tonight. we traipsed all over the city, hiked the columbia river gorge (or at least a very small part of it), ate lengthy meals full of good conversation, and saw deb and nate’s lovely home and world. if you ever go to portland, they are the people you want to be your always-gracious hosts.
portland as a city is also lovely. there’s a lot more to say, but it will have to wait until i’m done working.