I am a 52-year-old self-employed real estate investor and writer. My three children have grown up and moved away, so I have this beautiful 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo on the river all to myself. I lead a busy life of writing, traveling and remodeling old houses in North Portland. I enjoy sharing meals with friends, running along the Wildwood Trail, biking to work, and spending time with my mother, who lives nearby in Hillsboro. I also enjoy reading, movies, dining out, and listening to public radio. I have lived in Ohio, Texas, Minnesota, Rhode Island, San Francisco, New York City, North Carolina and 3 different neighborhoods in Portland. I have traveled to many European countries and to South Africa and Senegal. I enjoy hosting travelers who come to Portland for a variety of reasons.