Friday, June 6, 2008

A non-love letter

Dear Portland,

For almost five years I have called you my second home and adored your wonderful Pacific Northwest qualities. I tell those afar the glory that is your trees, beaches, open-minded thinking and superb restaurants. I show newcomers all that you have to offer- the best coffee, amazing music and fun shops.
Why then, Portland have you let me down? This is my first and only summer in Portland and I had big plans to be outside- running, hiking, playing and enjoying all. the. time.
But no, this dream cannot be met because the weather BLOWS. Literally, in fact, I'm looking out the window right now and am appalled by the Chicago type winds I see. How am I ever supposed to enjoy these next two months with blankets of clouds, sheets of rain and days of endless wind?
I ask you Portland, what have I done to deserve this? I do not want to start telling people that you're mean and no fun, but if you don't hurry up and get sunny you leave me with no other choice.

Hurt and in despair,


debbie brown said...

I think P-town is just doing this so that you don't feel bad about bidding your 2nd home a fond farewell in August.
If it makes you feel any better it's been windy here too :)

Claire said...


portland must have read this blog, and in because of its undying love and loyalty to you, decided to give us THIS DAY in order to make up for its past behavior. Yay pretty weekend days!

I'm thinking of watching High Fidelity tonight, just fyi, if you want to join.

ps: there is a group of really cute boys sitting behind me at Palio playing SCRABBLE. Portland has redeamed itself with JUST that.