I used to live in portland, and i'll contribute to this page once in awhile still. I've started my own wireless project down in ashland oregon however, called AwIp (Ashland's Wireless Internet Project). Following ptp and seattle wireless's example, i've created my own wiki. Sure simplifies even me getting content on there.
Debian is my operating system of choice, and probably a lot of my stuff will be slanted that way. I am also highly interested in sub-notebooks. Ultraportablity is great for WarWalking.
I also like building my own AshlandWireless:PvcYagi antennas. later this weekend we're going to go for a helical.