But there was a catch.
Then I checked the bus schedule, and decided that taking the bus in an hour wouldn't make me too late, and decided to try the new coffee shop in Schoolhouse Electric. Had a latte and a croissant and read the Willamette Week from cover to cover. And, eventually, the train started up and rolled away, and I was able to get to Front and catch my bus.
I'd missed the pre-sketching gathering, so I headed straight down into Cathedral Park and worked my way down the hill until I found a spot in the shade with a good view up at the bridge.