I love hiking and backpacking. I walked the entire lengths of the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trails, and if I had all the time and the money, I would hike them all over again. I love the outdoors, and feel at home every time I get out for a week-long trip.
The reality is that I don't have all the time and the money in the world, and I have been spending my 40's being an entrepreneur. I started a handyman / general contracting business here in Portland, which I operate off my bicycle. Yep, I pull a trailer around town with tools and materials, fixing, building, and repairing things for my clients. I am looking at starting a second business, and am in the process of building a tiny house to sell or rent out on Air BnB.
I don't own a car, and I do most of my commuting by bicycle. Needless to say, I have memberships with Getaround and Car2Go, which allows me to take a car when I need it.
I live with two housemates, who are a married couple, and we have a great relationship. We sometimes go out together and explore our own Belmont-Sunnyside neighborhood. We go out to eat in the Belmont area often, and some of my favorite places are Dick's Kitchen, Sweet Hereafter, or the food carts near 43rd and Belmont.
I am prone to making too many commitments with my work and volunteerism, and I have a hard time saying, "no." People describe me as a hard worker, trustworthy, honest, and a good guy.
I would like to own a fixer-upper craftsman home here in Portland, and restore it to period, and make it more energy-efficient. I am not ready to buy a home yet, but I am aiming for that goal.