An Update On How Much We LOVE Portland ...

by Jenn Cola
(Portland, OR)

Double Rainbow over Portland

Double Rainbow over Portland

Double Rainbow over Portland Hubby and I on our 2nd anniversary

Hi all!

My husband and I have been living in the phenomenal city of Portland for 9 months now and we continue to love it more every day. If you haven't seen our first post, you can see it here:

I was going to wait until a full year had passed before making this update, but now that we've made it through the winter alive (haha), I just couldn't wait.

As you can see by the photo, we experience beautiful rainbows at least once a week (this one's a double). The light snow flurries that happened twice during the winter months were easily manageable and breathtaking (and that's really saying something, coming from a Californian!).

We've visited some of the cleanest beaches I've ever been to (only 1 1/2 hours away), the loveliest season changes with stunning, colorful flowers and greenery all around, and the incredible, non stop activities that are available for free! (or close to it).

There is something going on every single day in Portland and all are welcome. Stroll to center of town for a parade or the waterfront parks for fireworks, carnivals, farmers markets and boat races.

Bicyclists, joggers and dog lovers abound and you will never go anywhere without receiving a smile from someone.

A relaxed, super friendly, come as you are city with the feel of a mid sized town. We are definitely in love with Portland. Moving here was one of the best things we've done for ourselves and we are grateful.

I found this video that shows perfectly, just some of the wonder that is here. It's called 'Finding Portland'. Enjoy!

(Finding Portland was produced, shot, and edited in 51 days during March and April at the invitation of TEDx Portland, where the video was unveiled to a sell out crowd of 650 and met with a standing ovation.

Filmed in Portland and the Columbia Gorge, this time-lapse piece offers a new perspective to the City of Roses. From a Portland Timbers season opening soccer game, to the top of the Fremont Bridge, to an aerial shot of Oneonta Gorge.

Finding Portland tells the story of a city and its many faces.

Comprised of 308, 829 photographs taken from over 50 unique locations, it took an average of 3.8 hours to make each second of this film.)

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