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November 17th, 2009 – by: dilznik12
I have been living in Portland, OR for about four years, and I love so much! It is such a unique city with a population of crazy, caring, environmentally friendly, and conscious people! The vibe is low key, and loving. All of the people here are nature lovers. Into the outdoors. It is one of those places where you need sunglasses and a rain coat at the same time. If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes. This doesn't even phase Oregonians. Running, biking, walking, and hiking all the time. The forests are so green and full, it is beautiful. It is close to the Columbia Gorge, an awesome range to hike and rock climb, with a great view of the Columbia river. An hour away is Mt. Hood, with some excellent snowboarding at Timberline, Meadows, and Skibowl.
Downtown in Portland there is everything you want. Awesome music in several venues all year. Big names come through the Shnitzer Hall, and all the small venues are intimate, and excellent. Music is GREAT here in Portland. We have the blazers playing in the Rose Garden.
There is a huge variety of food. And tons of super cheap food carts. Great unique creations from the locals. And the Beer. Oregon is the best state for microbrews. There are so many breweries in Oregon, it is insane. Rogue, Deshutes, Ninkasi, Hub, Bridgeport, Lompoq, just to name a few. I will never drink mass produced beer again!
But I digress, The mentality of the people in Portland is so positive. Recycling, great bus transportation, people riding bikes everywhere to save gas. Smoking bans, that prohibit smoking inside of restaurants. A positive perspective on so many important issues. Portland has fantastically green forests, and parks, and the weather is always so mild. I love this place and am happy to call it home. Everyone should visit this place, and see what I am talking about. I would love to share info to anyone who wants it!
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