I’ve been an Oregon resident for over a year now. The adjustment was tough at first, if I’m being honest. The Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota is what I’ve known most of my life, where there’s no such thing as normal weather and people (supposedly) stretch every “O”. Now that I’m a year into this Oregonian thing, I’ve picked up on a few things.
Oregonians are explorers.
Oh, where’s that hiking trail? There’s a hot spring there? How many miles did you walk? Oregonians are very curious and interested in what’s around them. I’ve noticed many of people in Oregon always hiking a new trail, discovering a new river head, or biking to a new destination. Oregonians explore. I can dig it.
Speaking of biking, they love it.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked if I own a bike. I’ve seen more bike lanes between Eugene and Portland alone than anywhere else. Again, I can dig the green living and love for Mother Nature.
Breweries on breweries on breweries.
Oregon is a beer lover’s Heaven. Not only do the numerous breweries have amazing microbrews but they also have exquisite food. What more could I want?
People in Oregon love their four-legged friends. As a dog lover myself, I noticed this right away when I moved to Oregon. Residents take their dogs everywhere and everyone welcomes man’s best friend. Win.
Rain… What rain?
It’s a part of PNW living.