A Californian in an Eastside bar once told me that Portlanders have no social skills and I was offended. Then later I noticed he was right. After travelling to many other cities in the last year for work I have seen no other city where people stare at their phones by themselves in bars so frequently. If you were just going to do that, why did you go out? Beer is cheaper at your house. I go out to talk to other people. Why do you go out Portland?