Hi. Been absent from ye olde BF for a while, partly because, amongst many other things, my fiancee and I are preparing to move to Portland. She lived there for several years prior to moving to Chicago for grad school, and suckered me into visiting for a week in summer '05. I absolutely fell in love with the city and, now that she's finally finished with school, we're moving there at the end of December. We're going to be living around the southern part of the Humboldt neighborhood, just a bit north of the Mississippi district.
My question: what are some good bike shops in Portland that cater to the largely do-it-yourself mechanic yet provide good, reliable service for the few things I haven't got the necessary tools on hand for? I'm basically asking because I want to avoid going to any shop that doesn't carry a good range of common parts or that's staffed by the kind of jerk-ass mechanics who don't like answering specific questions in depth when asked or having a conversation about multiple solutions to a given problem. If it helps, my favorite shops here in Chicago are Yojimbo's Garage and Boulevard Bikes...any transplants know of anything similar? I asked my fiancee but in her previous stay in Portland, she was of the "drop it off at the shop and let them sort it out" mindset and thus hasn't got much to say on the subject.