Portland was lovely. I spent only 36 hours there, most of them in a hotel (bedroom and conference room), so I can’t say I saw much. I had three local meals in that time. But the scenery was lovely, the people friendly, and the transportation network top-notch.
There are a lot of mosquitoes around this beach house. I’m smacking them on my legs every 10 seconds, when out at night. I just put on some DEET and, I’ll be damned, not one mosquito. It’s not that I really doubted bug repellent’s effectiveness, but I’d never tested it like this.