Well, being that I'm new to this area I can't say how far we are from this here "gorge" you speak of
, but we're a veg family living on the Beaverton/Hillsboro border, west of pdx. We moved here from Calif. less than a month ago. I've been vegetarian for 13 years & have raised my kids that way as well for 13 yrs.
DP's also vegetarian. We try to go vegan every few months or so. And then we fail & feel dumb. Then we try again. It's neverending. SOMEday I shall get it right.