The trip started Wednesday night in Portland. We took the light rail from the airport to get to our hotel downtown. We landed around 10:15 PM and I felt pretty safe walking around at night. If I were to do it again, I would just take a cab since we waited almost 25 minutes for the train and then a good half hour for it to get downtown. But I think it was around $3.00 per person, so if you are on a budget then the train will work. We stayed at the Heathman hotel in Portland and it is very nice. Great location and nice rooms. Thursday we explored Portland and wanted to see why it was called the microbrew capital of the world. We started at Deschutes around 11:15 in the morning, followed by Rouge and then Bridgeport. We wanted to go to full sail, but they serve out of McCormick & Schmick's next door and I found it super lame so we went on a pub crawl back downtown. There are really only 3 breweries in downtown proper in Portland and the others are over the bridge, so I wasn't over impressed. Deschutes was by far the best and most drinkable, followed by Rouge who makes good beer but they are not sessionable and bridgeport was my least favorite. Best beer for the people who are taking notes was a fresh hopped Octoberfest from Deschutes. They but a little lambic yeast in there to give it a sour taste and it just turned out incredible. We ate food at the food trucks around downtown and I thought it was amazing. To see 50 food trucks lined up selling everything from burgers to yuca fries. You name it they have it. Great for a group of people or if you just want to try a lot of different things. I really hope this is something that denver does someday, but Portland really seems to embrace it. Friday we caught from Portland to Seattle. It took around 3.5 hours total and wasn't as nice as the trains they have back East, but the views were pretty good. For the last hour or so, it basically followed puget sound and was more relaxing than driving. We took 2 6 packs of 21st amendment and 1 of red hook for the ride and managed to drink them all, which would never happen driving with all the bathroom breaks. In the future I may do a San Fran to Vancouver trip stopping in Portland and Seattle. In Seattle we stayed at Hotel 1000, which was also great. My buddies stay up the hill at the Renaissance. I think I went into cariac arrest twice climbing that hill. I really forgot how steep the hills can be there. Had a great treat on Friday night and got to tour husky stadium, which is where I will start my pictures: This is the tunnel the player run out of. The locker rooms are super far away from the field, but this is similar to the "bricks". They have posters of their big bowl game wins on the wall. I think they start in the 30s. This is the view the players see when the step on the field. You can see how much real estate the track takes up. If you look close you will notice a purple ring on the track. This is where the stadium will be once it is rebuilt making it a much more intimate setting for watching the game. This is the visitor section as viewed from the end zone. You can really see how far it is from the field and I'm sure it detaches you from the game.