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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 22-39
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

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Last online
Today – 12:21pm
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5' 10" (1.78m)
Body Type
Average build
Doesn’t have kids
English (Somewhat), Spanish (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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I'm originally from the east coast, but love the Pacific Northwest. A series of short-term positions led me to move around a lot and learn new things (hence the username). I'm exploring in life, and seek to learn something new everyday. That said, I'm settled around Portland for hopefully a long time. I moved to Oregon from NorCal in 2012 for the job I currently have. I hope to be in it for quite some time.

December 2014 - I bought a house in SE Portland. So I've made some commitment to the region for the forseeable future.

May 2015 - The company I worked for shut down the R&D program I was part of and laid off everyone. So far I've pick up a couple of part time gigs. Contemplating the future.
What I’m doing with my life
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Biologist/Env Scientist by training. I've mostly worked in Agricultural research. I'm exploring what Portland and the rest of Oregon have to offer in terms of food, wine, music, the outdoors.

May 2015 - After being laid off, I'm studying for the GRE and considering grad school again. I put it on the back burner for several years as I pursued an interesting job and career opportunity.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm a jack of many trades. I enjoy home beer and wine-making, and have even worked seasonal production jobs at a few wineries. I'm an avid gardener and compost maker. Need help at your place?

I enjoy road trips and getting outside. Not much of a skier or rafter, but enjoy a good hike or weekend camping trip.

I own way too many books.
The first things people usually notice about me
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The beard I suppose.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I read a lot. Fiction and nonfiction. Overall, John McPhee is my favorite author. Phillip K Dick, Kurt Vonnegut (Jr.) and a few others are up there too.

Shawshank, Raging Bull, Fight Club, Eternal Sunshine are a few favorites. Most of my TV is watched online. I'll often end up seeing a series as it wraps up and power through all the seasons on Netflix.

I love how many great live shows there are around Portland. Everything from folk and bluegrass to hip hop. I'm excited about a bunch of shows coming up in November and December. ...

I'm enjoying good Mexican food and Vietnamese Sandwiches (or did in the Bay Area), but miss soft pretzels and real hoagies (can you guess where I'm from originally?).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I lived out of a couple of bags for the first 5 months of 2012 (unfortunately not for travel - for less interesting reasons). Based on that experience, here's what I find I really need:
1. oral hygiene products
2. comfortable place to sleep
3. family and friends
4. access to a library
5. clean water
6. Regular bathing
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Weekend plans. Gardening. Eventually owning some land on which to garden and have an orchard.

Why do people in Portland become less social and disappear for the winter? Sure it rains a bit and is glomy, but the weather from October to April is much milder than in much of the country. There's so much to do here (indoors and out) even in winter.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Cooking, helping someone else cook, out and about.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I don't typically drink coffee, but do enjoy tea. Maybe I'll start after another winter in the Pacific Northwest. - wrote that in 2013

Update: I'm starting to drink more coffee. I'm not sure how I feel about this.
You should message me if
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You want a companion on your outdoor adventures, concert-goings, or board game nights - especially if you live in SE.

You enjoy disc golf so much that you'd like to build a road trip around visiting various courses.

Or just to say hi and have tea or a beer.

I'm always looking to meet interesting new folks and expand my social circle. I'm single, and want to find someone special. I'm not all that interested in polyamory or open relationships.