RE: Grouse or Quail Hunting near Portland, OR
You might try up around Sweet Home. There is some likely looking Blue grouse cover up there. For mountain Quail, you better have a good dog that is super athletic. They have to be able to get up cliffs and ledges. I use a Springer, but an athletic pointer or a retriever that is not out of shape can do it as well. I also use a Lab, but she specializes in retrieving, while my Springer flushes them. If you are willing to travel a few more miles, I can show you some places in the Willamette National Forest.
Use a Big Lead to shoot them
were they aint.