May 29, 2014

Portland, OR

Carlos Cuéllar
Carlos Cuéllar @cuellarfr

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Tags: travel

A few weeks ago I had the chance to visit Portland. Lightspeed opened a new office there so it was the perfect excuse to visit another city and another state!

I have to say that I loved the place. In fact, I loved it so much that I’m considering moving there in the next months. These are some of the cool things you can find in Portland:

  • Plenty of music venues, concerts, bars, record stores, cultural life…
  • The biggest book store in the world.
  • Food carts everywhere, and all kind of food styles.
  • Beer, beer and more beer. They say it’s the beer capital of the world… I don’t know if the germans agree, but this place is full of breweries.
  • You can drive out of the city and find the country in 30 minutes, the coast in 90 minutes and a freakin’ volcano in 75 minutes.
  • It’s a tech hub. Plenty of nerds around.

If I had to write a list of cons, it would probably have only one item: it rains. A lot. So I might miss the sun, but I think I still want to give Portland a chance. Who knows, maybe after all these years I can find another place that I can call home.