Three years ago, I spent a week in Portland and loved it enough to strongly consider moving there. I wound up a couple hours outside, and even though I’ve never technically lived in the city, it sort of feels like home.
Other cities should take note. There’s so much this city does right, from really user-friendly public transport, to a culture that embraces play and new things. Getting around is easy. Mixing it up is easy. Trying and discovering new things is easy.
It’s my kind of place. Even though I don’t live in a PDX ZIP code, I’m glad I live in one that has me coming up here once or twice a month.