I miss being able to hop on the max/street car to get anywhere.
I miss how friendly everyone is.
I miss GOOD beer and GOOD food
I miss walking around to no where in particular and ending up somewhere awesome.
I miss the Saturday Farmers market at PSU.
I miss my girlfriend the most but I am jealous of her for being in Portland
I’ll return soon Portland
Not even going to lie, I wish I could go to that. Gundam theme based cafe in Japan just opened. Huge Gundam fan myself, Seed destiny was the best haha.
This is a list of goals that I plan to accomplish over my lifetime. New ones will be added, all of them will be crossed off. This is in no particular order
1. Snowboard at all the major resorts in the North America, West Coast.
2. Visit each and every state; discover the natural beauty each state offers
3. Go to Rome and see the Colosseum!! GLADIATOR =)
4. Travel throughout Europe
5. Bike from SF to LA along the coast, PCH
6. Visit the Philippines and see where Luann’s family is from
9. Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Laos, backpacking through it
10. Visit Cambodia and Ankor Wat again
11. Get Married
12. Finish School completely
13. Have a career
14. Ride from OC to SD, 100miles
On my spring break, I came up to P-Land aka P-Town aka Portland for about a week. This is my second visit and the first time I was here, I fell in love with this city. Now being here for even longer and just hanging out, I can say I really want to end up living here my entire life. Luann and I have had talks of moving up here after we are both all done with school and P-land is where we’d like to settle down. I love the lifestyle here and it just feels so right to be here. I <3 California but when it is time, I’ll say my goodbye.
I love the feeling of not having to depend on a car to get around. In California, we have been accustomed to depending on a car to get anywhere. I feel such liberation when I am not tied down to a car. I feel like I am actually living life, not spending my time in traffic. I have been an avid biker lately, but walking and taking public transportation is just awesome. You can actually look around, look into the architecture of passing buildings, enjoy the scenery, try to understand the history of the town. In a car, all you are focused on is getting to where you need to get to. Confined in the vehicle, unable to do anything but to drive. Taking the train/street car around, I can talk with Luann or a stranger, drink my coffee and just enjoy the natural beauty around me. In California, there is this perception that taking public transportation is “uncool”. I really wished the public transit back home was like it Portland, you don’t have to worry about being stuck in traffic, you know the exact time when it arrives and when you’ll be at your destination, no car maintenance, and its so cost efficient and environmentally friendly. I can travel all day and anywhere I’d like in Portland for $4.25 per day. Its even cheaper if I buy a monthly/yearly transit pass. Thats pretty much a gallon of gas and that hardly gets you anywhere.
I have never been a fan of big cities. I don’t like LA much and its cool to visit but I couldn’t picture myself living there. I love to visit SF, but I wouldn’t stay long either. Portland is pretty much a major city however its small and moves a bit slower. Its a small big city. Everything is so close together but you don’t feel closed it. Its busy but no one is in a rush. Everyone is so friendly and the city is so beautiful. There is so much character and history around each corner. The streets are all lined with trees and currently the cherry blossoms are blooming and it is just so nice to sit under a bench, eating lunch and enjoying your surroundings. No two buildings look alike and its just visually pleasing. I’ve had so much fun just walking down unknown streets and exploring really. There is so much to enjoy and I really can’t wait til my next visit to keep discovering what P-land has to offer
This is getting pretty long but honestly, I can keep talking about Portland. I haven’t even touched the subject of food, and I can pretty much write a novel about that. Maybe next time I’ll just buy a one way ticket to P-land