I managed to make it to Portland International Airport tonight to meet up with my friend Billal and his wife, Alia. Flying in from Algeria, they stopped in Portland to hang with me for a couple days before their flight to Los Angeles. I haven't seen Billal since my first trip to Paris. I feel honored that he and his wife made the trip to see me! I look forward to showing them Portland, and eating some good African food with my Kenyan and Cameroonian friends.