The people of Portland are kind-hearted and welcoming people.
The first time I came to visit this city, many years ago, it felt like I was coming home.
That feeling returned every time I came back to visit, until I realized that this is where I should be living permanently. My neighbors made me feel welcome right away, and that has never changed. Although I have nothing unkind to say about the people of Portland, I must admit that they are deeply passionate about their beliefs. There has been some political unrest, and some legal issues, due to protests from the people of Portland. I’m sure you saw footage of it on the news. For a few weeks Portland was the center of national attention, and became a political “hot potato.” The funny thing is that although the news reports made Portland seem dangerous at the time, I never experienced that personally. The protests and anger did not spill into my quiet little corner of Portland, for me it was the same as always. I sat at home smoking cannabis and watching the Portland news coverage just like everyone else. And I was never worried about my safety, either, because as I said, my neighbors in Portland were always kind and welcoming to me. The strong presence of a hippie subculture in Portland leads to these sorts of events, where cannabis and political activism meet face-to-face. I leave the politics to other people, and am content to sit at home smoking my cannabis and let the city of Portland work out its issues.