December 2011: Alexander Barrett’s This is Portland

“I’ve been living in Portland, Oregon for 8 months.  Before I moved here, everyone told me it was the best city ever.  When I asked them why, they couldn’t be specific.  I heard a lot of: ‘It just is.’

This is my attempt to be specific.

Not all of the things listed here are exclusive to Portland, but together, they’ll give you an idea of how Portland makes me feel.  This feeling will hopefully answer the question:  is Portland, hands down, the best city ever?”

-Alexander Barrett

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