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)