As I mentioned before, I was in Portland for a trip with the family. Since i live on Vancouver island and they live on the mainland, I get a bonus little trip on the ferries :D I've always loved the ferries. People warned be that once you go on the ferries more often, they start to lose their charm. While this is true, I don't get nearly as excited as I did when I was say, 8 years old... It's still a great mini trip! Great food and great view makes Nicola happy. They've even got a giftshop, arcade, kid's area, buffet and a cafeteria! The best part is being able to go outside!