After living in the Northwest for nearly a month and a half I finally decided to buy a piece of waterproof gear with a hood.
I also found a great deal on this down/synthetic layer. Both jackets are great on their own, serving very different purposes, however when layering the two up they are a perfect combination to negate the cold wind and constant rain of the city.
This blog is looking more like a catalog everyday, so I'll make sure to work some climbing related material. I'm finding though that plastic season in Portland isn't very glamourous.