If they do, they can read this!
I made a quick trip to Portland for a big antique show recently and met some great people, saw some cool stuff, and didn't buy anything! It actually wasn't too hard because the show consisted of either junk, or really nice stuff that could be thrifted with patience, besides we really don't need anything right now.
On my way up I usually go through The Dalles to check on the house there and because it is, in my opinion, a nicer drive. I took some photos there though in the early morning hours and I think they turned out pretty good. The Dalles has not changed much in it's history but in the 50s they built some pretty cool buildings. The nice thing about being there early was that there weren't any cars in the way.
We have not really been working on the house too much, just furniture projects which I will post photos of soon. Cheers!