Oh cool, you're in Portland
I go to Downing's Gym in Corvallis. It was called Gold's Gym for a few years but back to the Original name Downing's Gym now.
-Some of the best bodybuilders in the Western United States train there.
-I'm friends with most of the people that train there.
-I can train at 10AM, or 5PM, or 8PM, and I'll know a group of friends for all 3 times.
-It is about 10 minutes from my apartment and is the center point between the house I grew up in (where my mom lives) and my apartment. So after training I can go "home" if I want.
-It is a bodybuilding/fitness gym, not a "health club" so mostly serious lifters there.
-No steam room, sauna or hot tub.
-Not too many vegan supplements for sale there (mostly whey protein)
It is a great place to train, and lots of nice people go there.
I used to work for 24-Hour Fitness in Phoenix, AZ. That was a big club, with celebrities, pro athletes, and all that stuff.
I've trained in a lot of gyms in places I've lived (Oregon, Utah, Arizona, England, and multiple cruise ships) and I'm content with my gym now.
But I will probably be moving to Portland sometime in late 2006, or 2007 and then I'll be training up there too.