Oregon dating scene

For Heather Strom, finding love couldn't have been easier.

"I came to Portland without a job, without knowing anybody, without having a place to live," says Strom, who moved to the city in January 2008.

Odds are they don’t either and would much rather bike there with you.

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.

That's right, in PDX we like to keep things like our food -- 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.

It’s well known that everyone in Portland either freelances or works in the service industry (or both!

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Jacob is a dedicated Green Bay Packer's fan who is less than enthusiastic about the idea of a 40-hour workweek.

He is also convinced that the constant temptations of online dating have kept him from settling down.

) so that coveted seven o’clock dinner date probably isn’t in the cards, and morning coffee is kinda played out. 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?

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