May 22, 2012
I love the fact that you don't have to drive far to hike in an area that feels remote. A couple of hours takes you to sea or mountain. Food carts!
I've been back since 1977, but spent most of my time focussed on family and job.
Hiking, casual events that involve good food & great conversation. Volunteer opportunities. Now that I don't work, jeans are my new uniform!
I grew up in NE Portland, left for awhile, came back & raised a couple of kids. Now that the kids are out of the house and I'm retired, I'm looking for a way to explore Portland, esp on weekdays when most of the people I know are still working.