Post # 1
I lived in Portland for almost ten years and moved to northern AZ two years ago to be with my FH. I miss it so much and sometimes I just get sort of homesick. I know there are other Portlanders and Oregonians out there so I was wondering what is it you love the most about P-town? I miss the laid-back creative vibe that permeates the city. I miss the farmers markets, the plethora of micro-breweries, last thursdays on Alberta and the rain… I miss going to hotsprings and I miss the big trees. What about you?!
Post # 3
I don’t live in Portland/Oregon but visited last fall and really understand why you would miss it.
I have always lived in the Midwest and Chicago for several years but if we were to relocate both my Fiance and I agree Portland/Oregon would be top on our list.
We got engaged when hiking at Mt. Hood so I am a little bias.
I would think Portland to Arizona would be a drastic change of environment but hopefully over time it will learn to love it like Portland because it is were you and your FH are making your home.
Post # 4
I’m from Seattle, not Portland, but I have to say that a)public transportation and b) Voodoo Doughnuts should be on your list.
Post # 5
Oh my goodness, how could I have forgotton about Vodoo doughnuts? Yummy…
Post # 6
I lived in Portland, Oregon for about 1 year when I was a child. I can tell you that when my family moved back to Orange County, CA I knew the different between havinlg a great place to call home, and just living in a place. I had the best time growing up in Oregon. I still remember the scent of the purple flowers in my neighborhood. These are pretty popularr. So when I smelled this wonderful scent at a local market in oc, I felt homesick all over again. A few years ago, I packed up everything and moved to Oregon. I loved living there. There is art, culture, great places to take my children to , people are kind, and friendly. I miss the food, the rain, and the beautiful days when the sun appears. Life is short and we really do not know what will come tomorrow. So if you and your love feel that Oregon matches your lifestyle do what you have to and move back.
Post # 7
I now live in Seattle, but I’m a Portland girl born and raised. I still refer to Portland as home. What makes me miss it is of course my family. Portland also has a small town feel: I bump into people I know everywhere I go, but it still has great restaurants, shops and things to do like a big city would. Walking along NW 23rd with a cup of peppermint cocoa during the Christmas season, with the white Christmas lights on the trees lining the streets and all the cute boutiques ready for Christmas shoppers, is one of my favorite things to do this time of year in PDX!
Post # 8
Not from Oregon, actually from Canada, but we visit Oregon every year, and absolutely love it. In another post I said that’s our #1 place we have on our list for retiring.
I adore the atmosphere in all of Oregon. But what we love most is Dutch Bros!! hehe
Post # 9
riding my bike every day. freaking amazing coffee. plentiful vegetarian food options. access to nature. food carts. old houses. cheap/free stuff to do all the time!
Post # 10
I love Portland!! I was born and raised there…25 years of my life! I live in Seattle now which is similar in climate to Portland, but still a different feel overall. I love saturday market, alberta st, voodoo doughnuts, all the food carts (!!!), no tax, tons of food options in general, awesome coffee shops and breweries, NW 23rd, Pearl, and the super friendly people!! My parents live near the Division/Hawthorne/Belmont area which is a great area to hang out in. I also miss how easy it is to find parking and how much room people leave you to parallel park which is totally NOT the case in Seattle.
Portland will always be considered “home” for me I think…even though Fiance and I will likely stay in Seattle. I’m excited to head back next week for an entire week!!