I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for trains. How about the rest of you?
Amtrak has a train leaving Vancouver at 6:40am on October 14th, arriving in Portland at 2:55pm for $58. There's another one returning October 17th that leaves Portland at 2:50pm and arrives in Vancouver at 10:55pm, again for $58. According to Amtrak free wifi is available on the train. More information here.
To my way of thinking, it would be great to get a bunch of people on the train and start the hacker lounge early, picking up more people on our way through Seattle. Any interest?