One can take the train to a shopping center within about 200 yards of IKEA. Wonder if hipsters can get their flatpacks home with a train and a skateboard
Have eaten at food pods, collections of food carts that are part of the culture, four times and have yet to wowed by taste, value, or speed.
Was going to post about the general standard of homeliness that prevails here but the librarian today was very cute. And not in the "girl with the glasses , hair pulled back, who never looks you in the eye" way. She was cute in the way that if you brought her to a party all your friends would say, "she's cute"
Portlanders do watch 'Portlandia' but hate to admit they have TVs
Anyway, I am going to stay for a month and see if employers here are just as dismissive of me as there capitalist brethren by the Bay. Am letting a room in a kind of boarding house (private bath, private room, shared kitchen ). Wish me luck on daily human interaction
Will likely buy a laptop to facilitate job search without having to queue up for computer time at the library.
Money saved switching to monthly and far less driving should pay for it.