Fine, that's not really true, not entirely... I love Portland, I've been living here for almost nine years. Initially I came for graduate school but I stayed for the people. It is refreshing to live in a community where you can be as odd as you like and people don't just tolerate you they embrace your quirks.
One of the best things is that I work a traditionally conservative job and never have to dress for my clients. They don't care if I wear shorts and a t-shirt as long as I do a good job (and I do)! Judging anyone in Portland without getting to know them is fraught with peril.