I came to Portland a year ago. I like it here, even more than I hoped I would. A friend of mine described it as "the most Crafty town I know of" - and he was right.
It's really nice to be on the west coast again. It's nice to live in a town where I have friends. Truly, the only thing I miss about Durham is that I made some friends there and now they are far away. I like living in a city, and I like walking across the river to come home, and going to the weird-hippie-cool places and all of it. It turns out, I even like seasons a little bit.
So yeah. Ask me again in a year, but at the end of year one, I think I'm gonna stay here a while.