Might be a lower ski year for us since we're house hunting a lot. Portland got removed due to rain/low clowds
8 months of the year. Current focus is CA between Truckee & Sacramento
From Portland the Mt Hood areas: Mt Hood Meadows, Timberline & Ski Bowl are within an hour or so drive.
Mt Bachelor is 2 or 3 hours away.
I've skied from Spokane: local hill is 49 deg North(one time & we had sun on one side, a heavy blizzard at other side & howling wind in the
middle). If you head east to Cour d' Arlene ID area you have Silver Mt and a great area Schweitzer. Hop over the border from Spokane
to Apex Alpine & Red Mt BC.
None of the above are known for steeps except maybe Mt Hood Meadows & a bit at Schweitzer.