In 2014 I bought a house in SE Portland. Less than a year later, the company I worked for shut down the R&D program I was part of and laid off everyone. I recently started a job near Corvallis, also in Agricultural Research. I have the house and other interests in Portland, so for now, I'm a part time resident both there and in Corvallis. I'm looking to meet people in both places.
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 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.
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 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?).
1. oral hygiene products
2. comfortable place to sleep
3. family and friends
4. access to a library
5. clean water
6. Regular bathing
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.
Update: I'm starting to drink more coffee. I'm not sure how I feel about this.
Update2 (December 2015): I'm somewhat coffee dependent now.
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.