Because the last time I was there my car was towed, and I’m not bitter
Because Mt. Hood
Because I love another river city
Because the largest independent book store, Powell’s Books, would be my second home
Because I want to see how hipsters look as they age
Because I’ve hugged one of the bronze legs of President Lincoln
Because I’m a borderline hippy, definitely liberal.
Because I don’t think many people there will judge me for my dream wedding set on a lake in canoes
Because I’m comfortable on the east coast, and when I’m comfortable I am lazy
Because TJ said, “Anywhere you go, I go.”
Because I’ll add .01% diversity
Because there are more strip clubs there per capita than anywhere else in the country, and I’ve never been to strip club.
Because I don’t want to take sunshine for granted
Because at a bar called The Bitter End, my friend, Jenny, and I fell in love with a mean bartender, Alexa who made us popcorn after we got a little drunk
Because I am a 28 year-old woman without children and I do what I want
Because the Pacific NorthWest
Because craft beer
Because I own two raincoats and my favorite pair of shoes I’ve ever owned was a pair of polka dot rain boots.
Because Seattle is beautiful but expensive
Because when I looked into Portlandia’s eyes and she told me to come home