Hey guys. Sorry if this gets a little long. I had a few questions for all you T-folks in Portland (and the rest of Oregon). I’m working on making it to the CT/MM Seminar in August. I’ll be coming up from Mobile, AL. What I’d like to do is make a week long vacation of the trip. My lil’ sister will actually be in Portland working an Art internship with a small place. She will be there until August 12, so I thought I’d come hang with her until then. After that, I was thinking of trying to see more of the state, and do a 2-day whitewater rafting trip, maybe on the Umpqua river, then get back to Portland for the seminar on Saturday. My questions are these:
Anyone have experience with whitewater rivers in Oregon and can give me suggestions on which rivers and/or outfitters are good?
Need a cheap place to stay for some of the days between the August 11 & 15. Not sure what days I’ll try to raft, and I’ll be camping on the river at least one night. Just looking for suggestions.
Suggestions on other sights in Portland that are “can’t miss” for the first-time visitor?
Transportation; I’ll probably need to rent a car for driving to the rafting, but how about around town in Portland? Good public transport? My sis will probably be able to help with this after spending the summer there.
That’s all I can think of for now, but I’ll post anything else I come up with. I appreciate any help you guys can give. Hopefully this will all come together, and I’ll see some of you guys at the seminar!!