I was born and raised in Portland, and after a brief detour to the East coast, I returned to Portland. This website is all about why I like Portland so much. There’s more about me on my writing website.

Sure, there are things that are annoying about Portland (like any other city), but believe me, it’s way more fun to live here now than it was 20-25 years ago. And not just because I’m over 21 now.

There are only a few things that I don’t like about Portland:

  • People riding bikes close and fast to me on the sidewalk. Makes me anxious.
  • Waiting in line for food — fortunately, there is lots of other good food here without a really long line. And sometimes, if I have a good attitude, I can successfully wait in line.
  • People being jerks to each other about what they do or do not like. So if you enjoy socializing with friends while waiting for a table at your favorite restaurant, carry on!