Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Favorites by Pamela

The holidays often serve as a time of reflection, when we are reminded of all the blessings we have been given. Whether that be your family, your job or your house, it is a good time to think about what's right with your life and what brings you happiness. Along these lines, we will be sharing some of the things that bring joy into our lives here in Portland.

One of my favorite things about Portland is the beautiful older neighborhoods. Each has its' own flavor and distinct feel. These neighborhoods help shrink the world we live in, allowing us to experience small town friendliness in a big city. I am lucky enough to live in one of these special neighborhoods. Located about two miles from downtown Portland, our neighborhood is full of houses ranging in style from Norman Tudor to Colonial to Arts and Crafts. It is a place where kids can still ride their bikes safely, play in the street without worry and run down to the local pool for a summer swim. With coffee shops, bakeries, grocery stores, schools and a library within walking distance, I consider it an ideal place to live. We even have a pharmacy with an old fashioned soda fountain, complete with milkshakes, malts and Green River soda. It is definitely one of my favorite things about Portland!

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