So you just moved here and think winters are always this sunny and warm? The only way you're getting a sunburn is snowboarding at Mt. Is that a clean shaven dude with a nifty haircut or a really stylish chick? Because dressing for the weather is not only utilitarian here, it’s revered.Just wait and see how many catcalls you get wearing that new pair of Danner’s and a softened second-hand Pendleton.It’s well known that everyone in Portland either freelances or works in the service industry (or both!
These are prime first-kiss spots when you do finally manage to set a date.Another sweet move: catch a matinee at one of our many independent theaters (they serve beer! If you’re not down for skiing or hiking you’re probably not getting down at all. Oh, and we're definitely judging you by what you order. Soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, definitely meat-free, and "have been known to break out into hives if the onions were picked on a weekend." Luckily most restaurants are used to this sort of behavior. Everyone has a garden, brews their own beer, and makes moldy sauerkraut because that’s definitely how it was done by their host family that semester abroad in Germany.But everyone's a snobby foodie so if you choose a place that’s been open for a while, we’ve probably been there. Why don’t you just treat the girl of your dreams to a romantic dinner on the floor of your apartment?Odds are they don’t either and would much rather bike there with you. We have personally been "dragged" to some of Portland's finest topless establishments while one first dates. So be prepared to be Lady and the Tramping spaghetti in some 20-seat restaurant when your ex and their new bae walk in. ), and the whole process usually comes with certain expectations (dude, don't seem so eager for that third date), but in Portland you've got to throw out the old dating rules.
That's right, in PDX we like to keep things like our food --, so from first dates at strip clubs to possibly polyamorous "girlfriends," here are 16 reasons hooking up in Stumptown is different than anywhere else: Multiple colleges mean a constant influx of young students and a similarly constant stream of relatively young transplants looking for the proverbial early/hipster retirement (or even "gasp" a job at Nike, Intel, etc.) means it’s really easy to find someone that’s willing to give your ugly mug a chance.Just be prepared for them to be in a non-committed but serious relationship with at least one other person.Oh yeah, and there’s the roommate who’s totally just a friend but they share a bed.If it's raining you can always get a little fancy and spend .50 on public transit. (Note: this doesn’t apply to dates with more than two people.) Uh oh, you’re falling for someone who works in a suburb office park and usually takes the MAX into the city. Don’t expect to be Facebook official with anyone until you’ve moved in together. If you’re lucky maybe everyone catches each other’s eye and you’ll get to try out one of those alternative relationships you’ve been hearing so much about.Good thing there’s nothing more romantic than sending ‘em back home with a quick kiss and a half hour ride back to Beaverton! And even then, are you really dating or just roommates who hang out a lot and have sex? perhaps you’ve got a male friend who’s totally perfect—for somebody else. Essentially, the app has created an anonymous system that allows women to rate their exes, their friends, even casual hookups.