Monday, March 28, 2016

Why to Live in the NW

When you live in a city as well-known and increasingly popular as Portland is, it's easy to start thinking that the only reason you live here is for its progressive politics, its great food and the many, many bike lanes that make riding around a lot less dangerous.

But there's really one reason why i originally moved here, and it doesn't really have anything to do with any of those other perks.

I took a hike this weekend to the Columbia River Gorge, and it reminded me that that real reason is this:

Image courtesy Ian Sane, Flickr

Gorgeous waterfalls and deep green forests, all covered with slippery moss. Like the beloved home of the woodland fairies, everywhere you look.

With rents rising, traffic getting crazier by the minute and Portlandia putting a sometimes not-so-funny spin on our fair city, i needed the reminder that this is why i'm REALLY here...


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