What's important to me is travel, education and food. The world is getting smaller and the best way to understand people better is to experience their culture first hand. I have met so many wonderful people through coffee shops, on a street corner waiting for a streetlight to turn, and hanging out at bookstores.
I love to read, explore little known museums, have exceptional coffee and go to the Farmer's market (you must come to Portland see our Farmer's Market!)
I am a neat freak so your place will be cleaner than you left it.