Can I suggest we stay away from the Gorge? Especially Eagle Creek/Wahtum Lake due to the high traffic and numbers of backpackers on weekends in that area. I did that backpack over Memorial Day Weekend last year and it was a complete zoo (yeah, I know...holiday weekend, etc).
Or if we do the Gorge, how about Herman Creek? Cedar Swamp Camp is 8 miles in and has plenty of trees for hanging, although it's in the wilderness area so technically, our group needs to be 12 or less.
I'd really like us to find a spot on Mt. Hood somewhere...or even out near Estacada. Elk Lake is an option. As usual, I am happy to go out on a scouting mission once the weather is more cooperative.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain