I am a new resident of Portland, had moved here with my wife and two kids from Los Angeles, C.A. 2 months ago. Just learn that Portland is a great bike-commuting city.
We love it here more than LA, I should move up here long time ago. I heard on news that around 25% of the people in Southern. Californian will move out of state. It is sad to hear that. It is mainly due to the real estate are over price and poor living quality.
I feel that my move up to Portland had made a right decision. It is safer to raise my kids in Oregon than in LA. There are less gangs or violence here in OR.
It is not easy to pack up and go, especially when I have a family and a job to worry about. Once I had made the move, I would be glad that I did! Lifestyle over here is just slower and it is good for our health. I like the rainy and cold weather and the air quality in Portland is worth all the effort!
I love cycling in Portland and would say Portland is the best cycling city in US. I would like to join some local cycling club. Any input would be great.
BTW, where can I find some mountain bike trail near Portland?