I moved here in April, and have survived Covid, Protests, Riots, and now the Hazardous Smoke with all of you. I know I'm a newcomer technically, but I feel like I've lived here all of my life now. Portland's culture feels more authentic to who I am than my previous culture, and I love all food carts.
I haven't taken any jobs from anyone, and I haven't driven up the real estate market. I even drive like an octogenarian now, just like all of you.
Even though Portland Reddit can be a little brittle about outsiders, I've been warmly welcomed by everyone I've met in person. It's a gruff facade of a town with a warm heart.
That's the way it seems to me at least.