In The City of Roses
It's been nearly a week since I left Portland so I'm looking back at the various reactions I had to the city. I stayed at a hostel in one of my old neighborhoods, and suffice to say that I'm either too old or not at all hip enough to live here now! Honestly, I don't think I'd look good in dreadlocks.
While it's still a beautiful city that is surrounded by natural wonders, I can't say I'd pick Portland today. It has serious traffic, slacker and homeless issues. Perhaps I've been living in small towns for too long!?
That said, it was great to return to some old haunts and have some laughs with friends who have known me quite a while!
8/3/2015 01:13:24 pm
Must be disappointing to think Portland has changed so much that you wouldn't want to live there now. Sounds like you had a great time with all your friends and your photos always bring out the best in the region your in, which makes everyone want to go there.
8/6/2015 08:15:48 am
8/6/2015 06:17:30 am
Did I hear just a hint of you missing small town Easton? :) Hope you had your stop at the Sonoma Resort. I'm anxiously awaiting that!
8/6/2015 08:17:37 am
8/8/2015 09:03:16 am
I remember your cute 4 Plex and this neighbor with the huge German Shepard in the backyard, Wonder what became of him?
8/8/2015 03:59:39 pm
Eileen ... VERY funny! I believe that neighbor left the same day I approached! Is it me or are barking dogs a pattern in my life?
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