A common misperception even among Hawthorne District aka Asylum District cognoscenti, is that the "one flew over the cuckoo's nest" prototype, outsourced by Salem, is the seminary at the top of the street, a ways up Mt. Tabor.
Not so. The old hospital campus no longer exits but think "food carts near Jolly Roger" on 12th to get closer. Think Washington High School (where Pauling went), already retired from public school service in my day, and used by artists.
Anyway, I finally met a guy from there, the seminary, just here for two weeks to finish up some doctorate of divinity studies. He's based in Texas and his family gets antsy when he travels. I understand. If the family might go too... I was thinking of Brazil with my daughters... Not everyone enjoys having their cage rattled the way traveling does do.
He was already very experienced as a world traveler, doing childrens relief work. We agreed that Austin is like a bridge city between Portland and the rest of Texas. Everyone seems to think that. Topology is weird.