This is my first visit since the hijacking of the site. What a sad event! I know we'll be back on our feet in no time. I see there is an Okra thread already...
I just returned from a week long business trip to the Northwest. I spent a couple of days in Seattle and a couple in Portland.
I must say, Oregon is the most beautiful state I have ever been in. This was my first visit and I was struck by the gorgeous evergreen trees and mountain views. There are no mountains in Iowa, only speed bumps.
Portland had this wonderful feel to the city, very laid back and friendly. Certainly and city I'd love to visit again.
I thought I'd share my first Oregon experience as I know we have members (and moderators) there and the annual Oregon gathering is a hit. We'll have to try and get to the gathering here one of these times.