Hi- I'm from San Francisco and visit Portland as much as possible primarily because it's where my sister and little niece - a 6-year-old bundle of joy - live. I like to stay with my sister's family when I'm there, but it's also nice to have a little privacy away from the hullaballoo for a couple of nights! My sister lives in the Southeast.
About me -- I asked my housemate and long-time friend what he'd say to people about me. Here's what he said: "You're a really friendly citizen of the world who loves adventure and anything that has to do with enjoying community and different cultures." Me: "Should I tell them that I'll probably make them laugh, too?" My housemate: "Yeah, you should probably include that." I'd say that's pretty accurate. Work-wise, I teach English as a Second Language at City College in San Francisco. I'm sociable and enjoy being around people, but also independent and need my time to myself. I like to cook, read, listen to music, work out, and enjoy the outdoors (especially on a bicycle). I'm a responsible, clean, respectful, & relaxed housemate -- not a partyer or smoker.