Finally getting back around to doing these. It's been... a busy couple months. Good though. So, without further ado.
Leaving the California/Oregon border, the 101 does not exactly follow the coast. And Oregon has a lot of trees. So, when it wasn't on the coast, you could be 50 yards away and not see the ocean. BUT. When it was on the coast, it was pretty cool. And the trees were nice too. Not many of those here in SoCal. Oregon has a lot of cool bridges. I don't know why. Every time I'd go through a town there would be a bridge with at least a little bit of thought put into the visual aesthetic. Pretty cool. This was a much shorter day, around 350 miles total, and my posterior greatly appreciated the reduced saddle time. When I got to Portland, I stayed with some friends I hadn't seen in a while. Grew up with both of them, and they eventually got married. She's an eye doctor now. He's her office wench. He took the next day off and showed me around Portland. It was weird. After she got off work, we went and toured a bunch of breweries. I don't remember which ones exactly. I know two of them are very well known. Another childhood friend moved out there when they did, and he eventually popped by as well. Made for a good evening. We rented those dumb electric scooters to get between breweries. Pretty sure that's illegal, but oh man, what a good time.