I'm in Portland for the summer. I've been here for a almost a month now, and fell in love with the place the first day I was here. Beautiful weather, wonderful atmosphere, bike friendly streets (with the exception of one cellphone distracted mini-van driver) and fantastic architecture.
I'm working at ID Workshop, and since day one its been a fantastic. I have been known to say the following things since work started: "Why do I want to go back to school?", "I can't believe they're paying me for this", and "Yes, I'm having fun." Of course, I will go back to school, I'm so close, I should finish up and get the degree.
Work aside, its wonderful being here. I bike to work and everywhere else, only using a car when someone else drives. I'm running and cooking everyday. I've started reading books and newspapers. And I have a list of things to do and places to explore while here in Portland.