Eeewwwww, that's an UGLY, UGLY time to drive thru Seattle, Olympia & Portland on a Friday. I am unfortunately leaving around 10 a.m. to attempt to avoid all that ugliness. I agree, the train would a good option. I checked, she could catch it in Seattle at 5:25 and arrive Portland @ 9, Oregon City @ 9:21 or Salem @ 10:07, whichever would be closer. Fare from Seattle to Salem is $57.00.