I like Dallas fine, I guess. People are generally friendly and my kids attend school in a top notch school district. But as they grow older I know I will be presented an opportunity for change. In just a few short years I will begin to decide where to settle for the foreseeable future. I think I may have found the spot. My trip to Portland last weekend confirmed what I had imagined. Although I was only there for 5 days, I couldn’t find a single thing wrong with it. Granted, I visited during some of the most favorable weather, but even if there had been rain, there was so much to love about Portland.
I was quite busy with the International Food Bloggers Conference, but on my fourth day I found some time to take the light rail into downtown. As luck would have it there was a street festival in progress just blocks from the stop I chose. The place was filled with food cart fragrance and street performers. Block after block buzzed with people moving about examining the wares offered by artisans and crafters.