I am actually rather surprised that I have not offically announced a "hello" or posted anything on the bike forums. Been signed up for long enough...might as well start now!
Like the title says...I moved to PDX about a yr and a month ago. My fiance and I have been contemplating the move for a good 3-4 yrs before making the move. we were visiting her sister and partner, as well as brother that moved up here after finishing college up in portland over 10 yrs ago now.
My fiance's parents raised the kids in San Jose, but the mom was orig from Cottage Grove OR. She moved to San Jose to raise the kids along with the father.
Over the years of visiting family in Portland many times the kids just liked it in PDX better so they moved. Now the parents sold the home they bought for 60k in aroudn the early 70's for a million and joined my fiance and I to be with all the kids that took off up North.
I love our neighborhood of Woodstock. I can bike pretty efficiently here. San Jose was not horrible by any means (at least it was "flat") but it wasnt the most bike friendly place in earth either. Too sprawled out for my tastes. Fast pace to. Not much charm.
I biked to my college radio show at Santa Clara U (KSCU) for about 7 yrs on a fairly regularly basis as well as my job at Home Depot on Hamilton and the school I attended, San Jose City college. All very close to our Willowgeln appartment.
Mt Hood community college is much further from my home, and the bus will get me there...but it takes about 1 hr to use the system over a 25 min drive. I tend to brake it up with public trans and driving the A2 GTI 16v as needed. If I am working in Beaverton and have class, like Mondays mix of work early in the day and class later... bring to my schedule, I am almost forced to drive.
If anyone here is a new wave, or synthpop music fan (new and old) and lives in Portland or wants to chat on line... I am all for it. I love to bike the Cooridor, to downtown, and other SE areas of Portland on my spare time. I try and make as many biking events in the community as I can. I DJ and have played The Fez and Noir for some 80's nights so far. Look forward to more.
I look forward to taking part in the list.