I just moved here from Chicago and I gotta say, I'm loving your little town. I left behind high rent, traffic apocalypses, overpriced restaurants, high crime and one cookie-cutter neighborhood after another. Portland, on the other hand, is so quaint and dainty... it's like a little lost fairy that people are just discovering. Also, I can't believe how cheap the rent is here! WOW! How on earth did you natives keep this wonderland such a secret for so long?!
Southeast Division is really awesome, with all of its charm and down home feel. North Portland Mississippi is FRIKIN AMAXING! Por Que No? is super delish!! I hear that the Alberta Arts District has long history of being the main hub for creativity and small business entrepreneurship, which I think is just fantastic!
I think I'm in it for the long haul... I might buy a house soon, maybe some charming craftsman in NE or NOPO, not too sure just yet. With these low home prices, the possibilities are endless!
I just wanted to say hi and thanks for welcoming me to your "hood", as you guys like to call it. Haha! I can't wait to meet and greet all of you kind folk of the Great Northwest!!!!! :)