Oh, I am super excited about this thread!! My baby brother's 27th birthday is August 21 of next year, and he, his girlfriend, my little sister, I and possibly my other brother and his wife are going to Portland to see it. I'm glad I saw this, as the suggestions to look into booking lodgings now is a great idea!!
I would love to meet some e-hellions while in Oregon. I am in southeastern Oklahoma, a long way away.