I am getting ready to move to Portland from New York City and I wonder if this happens to more people living in Portland due to the gray skies and constant rain ... Would love to have some feedback on this.
It all depends on you-- and how you deal with rain and gray. It IS very rainy and very gray for about 5 months out of the year. You are trading super cold and snow for gray and rain-- but about 40 degrees. For me, moving from Iowa all those years back-- the rain was a welcome change from the bitter, freezing cold and snow. That's just me. I know some people who nearly go batty with the gray upon gray.
Haha, it depends on the day ... or the hour! Plus, some days it's just gray and there's little or no rain. Plus - although I've never done it - some people run out to the Oregon desert in the winter to get some sun. It's supposed to be really beautiful and I'm hoping to finally get out there this year.
Um, I would say yes. And my doctor told me most people in the Pac NW are vitamin D deficient because they don't get enough sunlight, as well. So...all you have to do is get a sunlamp (SAD light) and sit in front of it for like 20 minutes each morning, and take some vitamin D, and it is all good. :-) I was just reading you can buy SAD lights at Sunlan lighting on Mississippi Ave in NE Portland.
I moved here from Kentucky 3 years ago and I would much rather have the rain and dreary days ten times over compared to the freezing rain and cold, tornado warnings all the time. Since I have been here I don't think it has been that bad, we have had some nice sunny days and it never gets really cold out here. I miss my home but not the weather.
The Portland Ballet offers a series of FREE PRE-Ballet classes. The commitment-free, four-class series introduces young dancers, ages 6-9, to the fundamentals of ballet and helps them decide if ballet is right for them. Classes are held once a week at The Portland Ballet’s studio, 6250 SW Capitol Highway. The Portland Ballet welcomes all new dancers.The final class acts as a placement assessment for TPB's Curriculum Ballet program. Students must attend the full series (all four classes) but are…See More
Long sunny days in Portland suggest Fun in The Sun at Artistic Portland’s First Thursday Art Gallery Art Walk on July 6, 2017, between 4-6 pm.Visitors from near and far are invited to meet the artists, view their latest creations and express their own creativity by painting a bowl for charity (2-6 pm). All supplies will be provided by the art co-op. After firing, the bowls will be available for $10 with all proceeds going to nonprofit Sisters of the Road Cafe in Old Town Portland.Pianist, John…See More
Festa Italiana Portland returns to Pioneer Courthouse Square, our Piazza. Enjoy nonstop ITALIAN Food, Wine/Beer Garden, Vendors and this year molto Children's Activities. A great way to enjoy a summer day in downtown Portland........Free!See Festa-italiana.org or our Facebook page.See More
Self-Guided Tour of 7 professionally-designed private gardens on Portland’s West Side, featuring garden design by Marcia Peck, columnist for the Oregonian’s Home and Garden section. Tour proceeds benefit Scholarships for Landscape Design Students at PCC and CCC. Addresses and directions included with ticket. Photos and garden stories at https://anld.com/garden-tour/.See More
Practicing Peace, Embracing Community14th Annual Buddhist Festival in the ParkDharma Talk and Panel Discussion on the Theme WorkshopsActivities for ChildrenTabling by Buddhist CommunitiesBuddhist Peace Fellowship, Portland is proud to host the 14th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park on Saturday, June 3, with the theme, Practicing Peace, Embracing Community. Due to renovation of Colonel Summers Park, the festival will be at a new location this year, at Creston Park on Powell Blvd.Expressing…See More
Falling into Oregon’s Juvenile Justice System can change the life course of a young person who has been adjudicated for violating the law. If a youth is adjudicated, the Juvenile Justice System focuses on providing a safe and stable environment while holding youth accountable for their behavior; it also encourages them to finish school, learn skills, and live a productive, crime-free life after completing their probation or commitment to the Oregon Youth Authority. This program presents a…See More
Art co-operative Artistic Portland will welcome visitors to stop by for the First Thursday Art Gallery Art Walk on June 1, 2017, 4-6 pm. Travelers from near and far are invited to meet the artists, view their latest creations and express their own creativity by painting a bowl for charity (2-6 pm). All supplies will be provided by the art co-op. After glazing and firing the bowls, they will be available for $10 with all proceeds to nonprofit Sisters of the Road Cafe in Old Town…See More