Professionally, I work for a public affairs/public relations firm, and we predominantly do politics. Specifically, I'm an opposition and vulnerability researcher. Most of that is comprised of campaign consulting (and tons of writing).
Recently I bought a house in the Foster Powell neighborhood and have been enjoying epic battles with my jungle-like yard (it won't prevail... forever).
For fun, I hang out with my family and friends... hiking, biking, camping. Love to check out new restaurants and dive bars. I like to cook. I love to get outside. I enjoy live music (started out as a music major in school back in the day), walking my dog (or my roommate's dog), going to Blazers and Ducks games, and of course, discussing the issues of the day - I'm kind of a news/information junkie.
I'm an open and honest person and appreciate it when people treat me the same way. I know what I'm looking for in a partner, but I'm also aware that the best laid plans can go to waste and some of the best things in life come in unexpected ways. I want someone that I can have fun with, and also grow with. Someone who is intelligent, funny and down with a variety of random activities. Must love dogs.