Yes, the long neglected Portland blog. In which I describe the experience of living in Portland. Hmmm.
Well as it stands I think I have to shift the theme a bit – or at least my perception of it – since at this point the oddness of Portland is well known to all (thanks primarily to the show Portlandia)
No, for all the fanfare about its eccentricities, the main thing about Portland for me is that it’s just a nice place to live: mild weather, interesting folks, affordable rent and sundries, good food, bike-able, walk-able, fun…there’s nothing particularly “Portland-y” about my daily life, except perhaps how enjoyable it is.
On the other hand, I did have vegan chocolate truffles for the first time today. (Made from coconut milk instead of heavy cream. Who knew?) I also stopped by the local do-it-yourself bike shop to work on my bike. Which I rode to the farmer’s market. But these Portland-y things are now just normal – not deserving or requiring a whole blog (let alone a lumbering sketch comedy show…)
Yes, Portland is awesome and weird!
After three years of living here, though, Portland qua Portland is no longer such an interesting topic for me. I believe I’ll be more inclined to post here if I can just allow myself to write about whatever strikes my fancy. So…I’m looking forward to that.