Summer in Portland with Katherine and Juls was super.
The scenic route from Vancouver via Seattle to Portland is well worthwhile taking. It was cold and drizzly as we chugged along the windswept shoreline. White herons were everywhere, wading across the mudflats, or perched on rocks. Tiny fishing boats skimmed up and down. From the coast we merged into green forest areas, bypassing the major townships. We arrived in Portland to be met by Katherine, and then it was a quick drive home to Beaverton.