Oregon dating scene

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Almost immediately, a stranger -- Dave, of Dave Knows: Portland (portland.daveknows.org) -- commented on one of her posts.

"And so, new to blogging, I sent him a note saying thanks," Strom remembers.

So, as far as dating is concerned, I'm about one step away from taking engagement photos with a burrito and calling it good. My high hopes and daily bus-ride marriage fantasies were quickly dashed by off-the-market married men, noncommittal fuckbois, and my own overwhelming lack of ambition.

When I moved to Portland last February, I was convinced that was all about to change. (Is it my fault burritos are so much easier to talk to?

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She's not sure if Portland men are too laid-back, Portland women too independent, or a combination of both. " Some people contend the city's eclectic coolness makes dating a real challenge, regardless of gender.

Maybe Portland isn't the dating mecca I dreamed it would be.

In an attempt to find out, I surveyed a wide variety of Portland friends, coworkers, comedians, and storytellers.

In the mid-twentieth century, the facility experienced significant overcrowding problems, with a peak of nearly 3,600 patients. In the early twenty-first century, the hospital received public criticism for its aging facilities and treatment of patients, and the hospital's management of 5,000 canisters of unclaimed human cremains was the subject of a 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning series published in The Oregonian.

In 2007, the state of Oregon approved a 8 million plan to rebuild the main hospital to a downsized 620-bed facility, which was completed in 2013.

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