I was visiting friends in Portland and had my rig with me, so I called around about making some jumps in the area. The other DZ that's near to Portland was weird on the phone, saying they would "try to fit me in among the tandems, but no promises." When I called PNW Skydiving Center they were really friendly on the phone, so I figured I'd give them a try. The clouds were a bit questionable, that day, but they didn't get annoyed when I called back a few more times before driving out. It took me less than 30 min to get to the DZ from NE Portland, which compared to our drives on the east coast felt like nothing at all.
When I there the clouds had closed in a bit (It was April), but the owners David and Natalie were still happy to take me and another fun jumper up for hop and pops. Their plane, a Cessna 207 I believe, was clean and had us up to 4k in no time (they said that even though they put the tandems out at 10k, they still take the fun jumpers up to full altitude). The grassy LZ was huge and recently groomed of potholes, and there were several good outs. I ended up making two very fun hop and pops while I was there.