So my days living near downtown Portland may be limited (why?). As a result, I have been trying to mark off every little thing on my checklist of downtown landmarks, places to visit, and things to do. I want to be a tourist in my own city. You know how it goes. You live in a city, and you don’t really do any of the tourist things. You avoid them, really (or maybe it’s just me). But it finally occurred to me that so many people do these tourist-y things when they visit because they might be fun things to do, and they might have a history. So why not?
I have been living in downtown Portland for about 7 years, and so this is a very bittersweet time for me as I truly love it. One of the places I visit often is the downtown waterfront, mostly to do my runs along the water. I really miss my runs, and can’t wait to start back up since my knee is healing (!). Hopefully I can get in a few nice jogs before I move on. Not that I can’t just visit downtown any time. I mean, it’s not like I am moving out of the city or anything. But still. It won’t be the same.