How This Blog Came to Be

The first time my midwest parents came to visit me in Portland during the winter, we spent a lot of time indoors just staring at each other. Bars, bowling, and live music were not an option, so it got me to thinking: what do people do in Portland when it rains? I started keeping this list.

My brother also took my parents to the Florida Room on Killingsworth to get a drink once, and I've been trying to correct my parents' tarnished image of Portland ever since. Seriously, who takes their conservative Republican parents to the Florida Room? From that moment on, I decided my parents would only see the natural beauty, ritzy neighborhoods, amazing restaurants, and unique culture that lured their kids out here in the first place.

I hope you enjoy this blog and I would love to hear from you. If you have any suggestions, you can reach me at amydpogue@gmail.com.

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