Oh, Portland (on getting to know the place)

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So, it occurs to me that today is July 1st, and that this means I've been living in Portland for exactly four months, thus far. On this, my Portland-versary, then, I pause to reflect.

Assessment: it's a pretty solid town. I have not yet tired of kitschy signage, Arts and Crafts houses, indie arts awareness, food carts a plenty, cool bridges, or mountain views.

Of course, four months is not a sufficient amount of time, for me at least, to make a place truly feel like home. Progress has been made on that front, but I know from experience that this takes a while. So I offer myself a reminder on this important day: I have picked a good place, but it isn't really about that--it's about the connections, and the people. That's the next, more difficult step. 
Some of my recent photos from around town

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