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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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seasonal_affective_disorder

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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.
I definitely prefer gray & rain to super cold & snow :) It seems like Portland doesn't get as cold as New York. I keep reading that the rain is usually like a mist, not heavy showers. Is that true?
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.
John, you are totally right-- I can't believe I forgot. Just 55 miles from Portland is "central Oregon" (The Dalles) which has the same amount of sunny days as southern California.
this is getting more interesting :)
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.

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