I live and love Portland. I am an active young 20-something and love running through NW, the Pearl and Portland's waterfront. By day I develop apparel for Nike, Inc, in Portland's suburb of Beaverton, and I teach Pilates at the Multnomah Athletic Club two blocks away from my studio by night. I rent out my studio when I travel for work or pleasure so I can let others enjoy my city.
My neighborhood is extremely walking friendly and I hardly ever drive. I love walking to coffee shops on the weekends and strolling through NW 23rd for shopping. My favorite thing to do on a Saturday is to get coffee at Coffee Time on NW 21st & Irving and then go next door for a pedicure at Savannah's, where I have been going for about 8 years. My favorite restaurant is Casa Del Matador on NW 23rd & Quimby, but you also can't beat Sushi at San Sai on NW 23rd & Hoyt. It's rare for me to go a month without getting a glass of wine at M Bar on NW 21st & Flanders or a martini at Bartini on NW 21st & Glison.
While you stay at my apartment, it's likely that I'm vacationing in Hawaii or traveling to apparel factories for my job. I also love going on weekend getaways during the fall to watch the Oregon Ducks play at away games.