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As far as Portland, there is wonderful creativity here and wonderful entrepreneurial spirit. The food and drink is to die for, and the quaint little neighborhoods, like NW 23rd, Mississippi, and Hawthorne are full of small businesses that are always pulling out the next stop. In addition, we are so close to so many amazing outdoor wonders...... The seastacks of the Oregon Coast, volcanoes like Mt Hood and Mt Jefferson, and the Gorge, just to name a slim few.
One thing I do know, you wouldn't want to drink the water out of the faucet in NYC! You also have a coast that is kept public and ski resorts that aren't allowed to take over the mountain with high rise hotels and condos.
And Oregon has a beautiful desert! Climbing at Smith Rock? Painted Hills? The Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge?
(random backroad between Antelope and John Day)
(Smith Rock-Monkey Face)
(Elk Cove, Mt Hood)
Of course, there are many things about the state, and the city, that are not perfect, but what place out there really is? I prefer not to focus on the negatives, but to love and enjoy what is good and getting better!! Get out there and really experience it! There is so much to see and do, and so many wonderful people to meet.
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