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Portland time

Erik took this photo when we were in Portland in Nov. 2008. We thought it was funny because there are indeed more bars in more places in Portland, but they are talking about the cell phone kind.

Erik took this photo when we were in Portland in Nov. 2008. We thought it was funny because there are indeed more bars in more places in Portland, but they are talking about the cell phone kind.

Fort Stevens findings

Peter Iredale shipwreck, circa 1909.

Peter Iredale shipwreck, circa 1909.

James Pratt battery. The fort was built around the time of the Civil War to protect the Columbia.

James Pratt battery. The fort was built around the time of the Civil War to protect the Columbia.

The mighty Columbia river.

The mighty Columbia river.

Peter Iredale beach from South Jetty viewing platform.

Peter Iredale beach from South Jetty viewing platform.

Over the bridge to Oregon

The Megler-Astoria bridge from the Washington side.

The Megler-Astoria bridge from the Washington side.

And from the Oregon side.

And from the Oregon side.

We are staying in Fort Stevens State Park, which boasts itself as the largest campground west of the Mississippi. A former military installation, it has a lot of bike and hiking trails now.