Yes, we made it home. The good thing about chains is that you can get through most of the bad stuff. The unfortunate side effect is you can't drive more than 30 mph. And we came back empty-seated -- Mark couldn't get to PDX until Christmas day, so he went home and started driving up. That's a devoted friend. We drove 12 hours, he's going to drive 20. One way.
The Portland airport was a nightmare in living color. People camped on the floor everywhere, lines that snaked back to security to check baggage, people stranded and babies crying and kids whining, one of which was mine. We got to experience the whole thing just for fun! It does make you appreciate never leaving the house during the holidays.
Thanks for all the good thoughts - it was an adventure!