I am a retired children's librarian with a son living in Portland and a daughter living in the D.C. area so I travel a lot to visit family. My last few visits to Portland involved (email hidden) but it is getting expensive so airbnb sounds like a good alternative. I love family, friends in Baton Rouge and Wisconsin and travel. I hope to go to Japan some day since the culture fascinates me. I love learning about new places and have met many memorable people in our travels.
I love the Portland foodie culture and the many bookstores in town. My son and I saw "Beasts of the Southern Wild" last time I was in town and we loved it. At the time Hurricane Isaac was hitting Louisiana and it was quite timely. We also saw the "People of the Drum" show which was outstanding! The Japanese and Lan Su gardens are favorite destinations.
I am quiet and an early to bed person. The only thing i need is coffee and toast in the morning.