- Like New York, one of the first days I was here, I watched a group of junkies (or a diabetics club) shooting up out in the open.
- People didn't seem to like to walk here.
- It was DIRTY.
- Like SLC, the mix of uptight people and punks made me feel at home.
- There were a lot of independent bookstores and coffee.
- The scenery was amazing.
The Tao of Tea is this amazing, cozy (possibly pretentious) teahouse. Jamie & I had many dates there pre-babies. (And pre-Jamie, I had a preposterous number of first dates there).
They also have the fancy-schmancy-disney version at the local Classical Chinese Gardens, but the main house, the shabby one with too few tables, is my secret Portland-home-away-from-home.