Would anybody else (besides hollyking, I mean) be interested in a day trip down to portland, either this saturday or next? I'm thinking head down too-early (say, leaving somewhere between 7 and 9) due to the 3-hr transit time. (spent a moment there thinking of taking the train, but it'd cost almost $50/person and still require leaving at 730. shouldn't part of the point of train tracks be being able to go faster than cars?) Hit the saturday market, hit Powell's tech, maybe hit the main Powell's, hit Penzeys. Eat a couple times. Do whatever else may sound interesting, and then head back.
Next weekend might be better, but I'm just gauging interest at the moment.