Portland has great character and is a perfect place to live. The smallest of the big cities has everything you need from a great food scene, good schools and very nice people.
I love the diversity you find through the city - the food, languages, experiences, and opportunity. The grey/rain are oppressive.
I was raised in Portland and I've watched it change into what it is today. I believe the community has improved immensely and so have the businesses in my surrounding area. I am very happy to call this city my home.