It's been four years now since I finished school and drove across the country to start work here in Portland. Now I don't think I could imagine living anywhere else. A few of my favorite things about the NW:
Views of the mountain from my apartment window - especially the red sunrises.
Steep creeks with mossy banks and cold, clear water.
People watching and fresh treats at the farmer's market.
Reading a good book on the MAX on my way to work.
My job. (Most of the time)
As for movies - I'm usually looking for some pure entertainment. Superbad, The Hangover, Wedding Crashers. Favorite movie: Ferris Beuller's Day Off.
I like all kinds of different music. The classics: Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Paul Simon. Some new(er) stuff: The Postal Service, Miike Snow, Iron & Wine, Belle & Sebastian
You're happy here in Portland, but maybe you're looking for someone to explore it with.