Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Peace Out

Everyone was talking about the moon. I sat on the bar patio, listening to the folks around me chatter about the sky's celestial state.

"You guys, blue moons only happen every couple years! "

"Look how big and bright the moon looks! It's almost eerie!"

"I bet we see a werewolf tonight, LOL!!!"

Through my four-beers-deep repose, I thought, Y'all a buncha teen witches. The night's rare occurrence of a blue moon seemed of little importance to me. I had more pressing matters on my mind.

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There was a warm, late summer breeze in the air, making my usual effort to be cynical and aloof futile. I gazed up at the moon, and indeed it appeared remarkably bright, though this could have been my imagination or the patio's collective enthusiasm rubbing off on me.

I was deep in thought. For months I'd been harboring a secret unease, an itch I wasn't sure how to scratch. I wasn't sure what to make of the feeling, but I knew one thing: I needed a change in my life. Something big. I'd been living in Portland for four years, and as much as I'd enjoyed my life there, maybe it was time to start a new adventure someplace fresh. Someplace exciting, like New York. But the notion of relocating to a new city brought up the usual string of self doubt:

Moving is so expensive. It's scary. You're not ready. Maybe next year. 

But, staring up at the sky, I realized something. The moon, so full and bright, would look the same no matter where I moved to. I could decide to live anywhere in the world and certain things would always be the same. I was comforted by the fact, even if it sounded like something a teenage girl might write about in her Lisa Frank diary. I thought some more about moving, and by the time the bar closed I'd made up my mind to leave Portland.

Then, as expected, the doubt kicked in, and I immediately questioned my decision.

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Though the prospect of moving was daunting, my mind was made up. I was leaving Portland. The question was, when? After the holidays? Sometime next Spring? I pondered it for a bit and realized I didn't have to wait if I didn't want to. My work goes where I go, and I have no real responsibilities besides making goofy doodles and surrounding them with text on the interwebs. Standing alone in my apartment, I announced aloud, "I am moving to New York City at the end of the month!"

With my plan nailed down, I set about packing for my big move. It didn't take long, since I own very little.

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I filled two suitcases full of clothes and shoes, with the understanding that I couldn't take much else with me. It didn't matter, really. The notion of a new beginning sounded exciting. I booked a one way flight to JFK, and in a sublime bit of coincidence I'd accrued exactly enough TrueBlue points to cover the flight. It seemed like it was meant to be, written in the stars. Silently, I gave thanks to Fortuna, the Roman goddess of JetBlue airline miles, and went to bed.

Over the next few days, the initial excitement waned and a bit of melancholy set in as I realized I'd be moving away from Portland, a city I truly loved with whatever charred, fetid husk remains of my heart. My friends seemed surprised when I told them I was moving and asked me what prompted the decision. It was difficult to explain. "It just feels like something I need to do," was all I could really muster. I knew my answer was vague, but it was hard to put into words. Luckily, my friends seemed to understand.

I began to mull over my time in Portland, making a mental list of things I would miss. First and foremost was the food. Food is so cheap and tasty in Portland, it's almost offensive. I pictured myself months down the road, trying to convince my new New York friends of the wonderful food back in Portland, like some crazed food shaman recounting culinary myths that no one will believe.

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Even when the food is sub-par, it's inexpensive enough to make up the difference. In Oregon, all bars must serve food to maintain a liquor license. Additionally, bars can't advertise happy hour drinks, but they can advertise happy hour vittles. This results in patrons being able to order food during all hours of the night at insane prices, which is probably a double edged sword. Ordering greasy snacks at 1:45 AM is seldom never a good idea.

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The list of Portland restaurants I will miss is endless: GrĂ¼ner, Thai Peacock, Tasty and Son's—thank god Pok Pok recently opened a sister restaurant in Brooklyn. Perhaps most of all I'll miss Salt & Straw and their interesting, sometimes strange ice cream flavors. Most of them are delicious and exciting, though a couple, like their "kaffir, lemongrass, and fish sauce caramel" flavor, were never quite to my liking. And yet, I think they could make even stranger flavors and folks (including myself) would line up around the block.

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Like Liz Lemon, my world view is unsurprisingly food-based, but it's not the only thing I'll lament about departing Portland. I'll miss the fact that Oregon is one of just two states with no sales tax, meaning I have plenty of money left over for more important matters:

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On the flipside, there are aspects of Portland I definitely won't miss. Over the summer it was announced that the new season of Real World would be filmed in the city, and that information alone should be enough to cause me to bounce out of state. I anticipate a city-wide breakout of syphilis in Portland next year and I expect the investigation leads to a hot tub in the Real World house. Patient Zero will undoubtedly be some orange skank named Anastasia.

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Likewise, I'm thrilled to be escaping the clipboard goblins that linger downtown, begging passersby for a moment of their time. And while I understand that these petition wranglers who stand on street corners are not exclusive to Portland, they have an aggressive urgency I've yet to witness anywhere else. Maybe it's the lovely northwest weather allowing them to stay out year round instead of crawling back into the sewers where they belong, along with the Ninja Turtles and Alicia Silverstone's career.

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I certainly won't miss the cyclists who seem to think the rules of the road don't apply to them.

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In general, I won't miss the internalized hipster hate plaguing the city. Portland is chock full of hipsters, all despising each other for no real reason. It seems nobody can walk around the city sporting an ironic mustache or hockey puck-sized plugs without someone calling you a try-hard douchebag.

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New York has its fair share of hipsters, sure, but everyone's too busy worrying about making rent and fending off bedbugs to put much effort into hating their peers. But just in case, I might keep my Portland roots under wraps for a while, though. I'm already getting sick of answering the question, "so, like, is Portlandia accurate?" Because yes, it is. Stop asking me.

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I write this post from the east coast, having left Oregon behind, at least for the time being. It wasn't a decision I took lightly, and though I'm filled with trepidation, I'm mostly excited about new experiences and new stories to tell.

Here's to new adventures!

141 comments:

  1. Whoa, I can resonate with this. Just moved from Malaysia to UK for my tertiary studies, and my reason for it is the same, the need to do something different.

    Also, food in Malaysia is BLOODY cheap compared to the same thing in the UK. Sigh.

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    1. Ah - I just moved to UK from Canada last week! Food's about the same price, for me, since home was expensive too. Hope to find some cheap-ish street food soon.

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    2. I could get a decent meal and a drink to go with it under 2 pounds back in Malaysia ... a sandwich here is already 2 pounds.

      Got a Krakauer for 3 pounds. I miss cheap food :(

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  2. wow what a big decision!! good job in being able to do that

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  3. try Lombardi's pizzeria. it was the first pizzeria in the US. supposedly it's like eating a piece of heaven. 32 Spring Street.

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    1. I agree with this recommendation. I went there my first time to NYC, and it is seriously the best pizza I've ever had. It can get very expensive though, at something like $3 per topping, and the delicious variety of their toppings makes it very difficult to not just order "the everything pizza with extra everything, and a little bit of everything on the side".

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  4. Dude, that's awesome. Best of luck to you!!

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  5. I just recently hopped from MT to VT. Welcome to the east coast.

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  6. Wow! Hope you have many fun adventures! :)

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  7. You moved to Brooklyn, didn't you.

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  8. This is exactly my story, emotions, etc. in my move from Portland to NYC nine years ago. I made it work. So can you!

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  9. you should make a move on the girl joking about Portland. she's totally cute.

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  10. As a former military brat, I know EXACTLY what you mean about "the itch". Heck, I've only been in Pittsburgh for a year, and while I love it, I'm starting to feel distinctly itchy these days. Good for you for following your guts, and good luck in NYC (where I've been told the food is also AMAZING)!

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  11. welcome to the east side, my friend! you've come to the right place. I bet you'll have a textbook-sized list of new restaurant favorites in a month or so.

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  12. Oh my gosh, that sounds amazing.
    I've always wanted to pick up and move somewhere new. Somewhere different and just...Not here.
    With a new environment will come many new adventures to blog about, and I can't wait to read those!!

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  13. Try out Max Brenner! And if you like Indian go to Indigo Indian Bistro near Central Park! Half price lunches every day! Good luck in that coldness! Your next stop should be LA!

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  14. Welcome to NYC dude! Enjoy the bitter cold with us as we all grumble about how unreliable our specific subway line is! (6, G, F, A? IT DOESN'T MATTER, you'll always find a reason to complain!)

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    1. Oh you guyyyyyysssss. The G was bad 10 years ago. I take that beast of a train all the time, and its ridiculously convenient. But only if you want to go to Queens... which, ya know... if that's what you're into.

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  15. What the heck? You left already? Damn! That's so scary...I'm jealous.

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  16. Also if you want good food: Try Artichoke Pizza (get the artichoke pizza, just in case it's name wasn't obvious enough), and Pomme Frites which serve french fries, honestly the french fries are an excuse to eat their delicious dipping sauces.

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  17. Good Luck in New York and welcome to the East Coast. I'd love to come see you if you have any events or anything of that nature.

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  18. Pooh, it would of been great to have a Portland goodbye party with your local fans. I'll pour a bottle of Rogue Voodoo Donut Maple Bacon Ale out for you, sniff'.

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  19. Good Luck in New York but after hearing about Portland.... I think I want to move there!

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  20. I'm planning on moving to New York next summer! Seems all my favorite people from the internet and in the real world are all going there as well... Like they're waiting for me; calling my name...
    I'M COMING!!

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  21. I can't wait to hear about your NYC adventures!! If you need a dose of hipster, head to Bar Matchless in Brooklyn. There is a polish bread shop or bakery around the corner which will let you buy cheap and delicious rolls late at night from the factory if you can't find the greasy bar food you crave.

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  22. Now that there isn't an entire country in the middle...Calvin/Adam sex tape. Make it happen, regardless of orientation. Please?

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  23. Those... stripper butts. I can't decide whether they look more like asses or like headless boobs, and I find this hilarious. XD

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  24. Boo city life frankly- should have moved to the AK!

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  25. I just moved from Greece to Virginia and you can bet your tooshy the food is much more expensive here than it was back home! And it's not even good quality either, so I'm getting a little anxious about that. But everything else is pretty cool. :)

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  26. After clicking on the ice cream link, I really want to try woodblock chocolate ice cream.
    Good luck in NYC!

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  27. You should have moved to South Carolina. It's always as hot as a jalapeno on the sun but you save money on sweaters.

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  28. Is this why you haven't been posting recently?

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  29. Should have come to Chicago. It doesn't smell as bad as NYC

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    1. Yeah but the girl he likes is in ny, sooo..

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  30. Can't wait for your New York updates. In my head I imagine you in a whole Mary Tyler Moore, throwing your hat in the air, arrival in the city.
    I foresee a bed bug battle post.
    Good Luck.

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    1. That needs to be drawn.

      And I foresee a snow post.

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  31. Welcome to NYC! Well not yet... but ya know... SOON. (also, bikers are just as bad here, but at least they hibernate in the winter)

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  32. Man... I never even got to randomly run into you here in Portland. And now you're gone. :(

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  33. Please blog more frequently... And I totally get the food part! But won't you be getting more variety in NYC? There is whole restaurant based on peanut butter there!

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  34. LIZ LEMON REFERENCE. AHHHHH. :D

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  35. I've never been to Portland, but I follow this guy on Pinterest who writes and illustrates poems about Portland. I find them to be mildly entertaining.

    Best of luck on that side of the continent!

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    1. http://pinterest.com/betterwearahat/poems/ I forgot to add the link.

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  36. Idk if I'd move to new York but I think anything would be better than hells waiting room...Arizona. EWWWWWW

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  37. I wasn't too shocked when you said you wanted to move but when you said you'd already done it my jaw dropped! Good luck in NY and congrats on the move!

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  38. I wasn't too shocked when you said you wanted to move but when you said you'd already done it my jaw dropped! Good luck in NY and congrats on the move!

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  39. I wasn't too shocked when you said you wanted to move but when you said you'd already done it my jaw dropped! Good luck in NY and congrats on the move!

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  40. I wasn't too shocked when you said you wanted to move but when you said you'd already done it my jaw dropped! Good luck in NY and congrats on the move!

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  41. I love you, and your blog (I would stalk you if I wasn't married and scared of being a single parent. I'm happy to see a new post, and that you have made this move. Best of luck in New York, I anxiously await animated accounts of your adventures!!!

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  42. Ugh THAT city...I mean, it takes guts to up and move by your onesey. I know, I did it as well, except not across the country. I have come to the conclusion that I love smaller cities, so non-city cities. I hate DC (where I am now), but I love Silver Spring and surrounding areas. You'll undoubtedly adjust and find a niche in NYC and get the itch again. I am the exact same way. Stagnant makes me crazy..GOOD LUCK!

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  43. Ugh THAT city...I mean, it takes guts to up and move by your onesey. I know, I did it as well, except not across the country. I have come to the conclusion that I love smaller cities, so non-city cities. I hate DC (where I am now), but I love Silver Spring and surrounding areas. You'll undoubtedly adjust and find a niche in NYC and get the itch again. I am the exact same way. Stagnant makes me crazy..GOOD LUCK!

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  44. Donkey Kong was named such because the Japanese designer thought that it meant "Stubborn Gorilla"

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  45. Wow. It's like you freakin' read my mind! I've been looking into teaching ESL in Japan (I live in California) because I feel I need a change, a life reboot, and there you go moving across the country for similar reasons. Maybe you're my sign to quite thinking about it and just do it! Good luck in NY!

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  46. I'm currently in the works of moving from ME to southern UT. Congrats on following through!

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  47. Congrats! Good luck and have fun!
    I moved to Australia two years ago from a little town in Canada. I know I'll be going back in another year, but leaving everyone behind is never easy! Just enjoy the experiences and opportunities that will come. :)

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  48. So exciting! I actually just moved from NY to Chicago. Definitely scary, but totally worth it. Good luck! And trust me, you will find plentyy of places with late night cheap grub.

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  49. welcome to the east coast i hope you swing down to philadelphia i'm sure you encounter plenty of good stories. psst go to northstar bar ;)

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  50. Congrats on your move! I just moved to nyc from San Francisco. You will flourish here, I know it. I am a way bigger wimp than you and I like it here way more than I thought I would, so enjoy your new home!

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  51. That's a huge move. From what it sounds like, east coast is like...a new world for west coasters. The closest thing to Portland it sounds like would be San Francisco, and then Seattle. I just recently moved to San Fran from Warshington, and gottsta say, it's like....the weirdest place EVER. Not in a bad way, it's just something completely random seems to pop up randomly anywhere.
    BUT, it's pretty chill. And you can toke up basically anywhere lmao
    cool people, lots of different unique places to eat.and...yeah! come visit!

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  52. Funny, your OR posts would make me chuckle and feel nostalgia for the ol' country of microbrews and epic beards. Eugene to LA in July. Happy trails to you, Adam. It's wonderful to be a small fish in a rather large pond.

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  53. I fear for my life daily from bicycling delivery people (though also greatly appreciate them when they are bringing me burritos at 2 am), so you shouldn't get too self-congratulatory about escaping the insane bicyclists. I agree about the hipsters, though. There's a fine line here between shopping at Goodwill for vintage digs and shopping at Goodwill because you are completely house poor. I love your blog and hope to run into you somewhere amongst our 8 million neighbors.

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  54. Are they even making Lisa Frank stuff anymore??

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  55. Since you are in NYC, might I suggest that you make a trek to Philadelphia (especially if you haven't been before)? I would describe it as the smallest big city in America. It's much more personal and cozy than NYC. Awesome cheap (or expensive) food (whatever you're in the mood for). And I promise, Philly people aren't as mean as we're made out to be in sports news. Check out Monk's or Eulogy if you go.

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  56. Well if you're looking for another tax free state, Delaware isn't too far from NYC. Come anytime for shopping that feels like home! Excited to hear about all your east coast gallivantings.

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  57. I fantasize regularly about just throwing myself headfirst into New York. So far I've not mustered the balls to do it. I'm glad you have, and I look forward to new New England-based comics :]

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  58. At pretty much the exact same time that you posted this, a guy that I work with was talking about Pok Pok. In Chicago. It wouldn't be particularly noteworthy if we were across the street.

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  59. Congratulations! I made a massive move a few months ago - and while the first few bouts of homesickness were hard to deal with, here I am, living on the complete other side of the world to all my family and most of my friends, and I know now that it was the right thing to do. Kind of feels like living in a movie - where the protagonist has just suddenly realised that its all falling into place, and some uplifting power ballad is playing. Yep. Thats what it feels like.

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  60. I don't think he actually moved, he's lying. ;)

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  61. If you ever get bored of New York, come to Minneapolis, the Twin Cities are awesome.

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  62. I got it... You and the cake lady.... make sense now.
    and perfect timing for you first east coast hurricane Sandy. Good luck!

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  63. Good Luck on your many new adventures in New York - can't wait to read about them!

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  64. Good Luck on your adventures! I recently moved to MN from the UK. I'm originally from PA and moving around so much is hard at first but always a great adventure. Best Wishes to you! Can't wait for the new blog posts. :)

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  65. Ermehgerd you're in my state. I will find you... and hug you.

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  66. I live in DC but am from the West Coast. People tell you it isn't a big transition. DO. NOT. BELIEVE. THEM. It's very different. It's not just the weather (it's actually very pretty in the fall.) Also, everything is crapola expensive. And if you ever, ever want Mexican food just give up and die. I've supplanted all my needs for Mexican food with acceptable Thai and Chinese takeout. That's all the practical advice I've got - oh wait - and if you live near the Hudson (I'm on the Potomac) the rats are as big as squirrels and twice as mean. If you have trash, just throw it and run.

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  67. Ah yes, now was a GREAT time to move to the east coast, with the hurricane and all. Welcome to New England, Adam. I hope you find that moving was worth it. I kind of liked reading about Oregon, seeing how people are on the West coast. Oh well. :)

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  68. Now who will I stalk when I visit Portland

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  69. You and Tender Nuggets Cake Girl got something going on?

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  70. Welcome to NYC! There are about a billion food recommendations, but you know, just go to La Palapa and get a steak quesadilla and everything will be okay with the world.

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  71. I never understand why people want to move New York...way too expensive and dirty. I love Portland and how clean and affordable it is. I will miss reading the Oregon jokes I can relate to :(

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  72. Welcome to the East Coast! Good thing you got here just in time for a hurricane to hit New York.

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  73. Welcome to New York! Hope you LOVE it here :)

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  74. I did the Canadian version of this three years ago- moved from Vancouver (which is a lot like portland) to Halifax (which is nothing like New York). Never looked back! Good luck on your new adventure!

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  75. We'll miss you! Or more accurately, I'll miss the vague idea that I might recognize you at Kenny and Zukes or something and hang out and become best buds.

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  76. Welcome to my city! Or the city that I moved to not long ago. Amusingly, your description of signature seekers, hipsters, and bicyclists sounds eerily like the ones here. Yeah, maybe this move isn't going quite where you want it.

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  77. Kudos to scratching that itch! ...Or something.

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  78. Seriously?! ;.; Your views on Portland life are so accurate, though!!! Don't leave our hipster, lack-of-tax state where everyone recycles and only half the residents shower!

    But in all seriousness good luck!

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  79. So you're living in NYC now? I live here too! Maybe we can be best friends no wait that's really weird and inappropriate never mind.

    Actually, you make life in Portland sound pretty sweet, but I guess we always want what's on the other side of the hill. Sometimes I think the city isn't where I want to be for the rest of my life; I've lived here since the day I was born, and I love it, but it's all just so fast paced and stressed out here and maybe it's not the best environment for someone like me, prone to depression and anxiety... Maybe I need something a little more... chill. Also less pricey. I could actually kind of see myself living somewhere like Portland or Easthampton or whatever.

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  80. Oh you made it just in time for Sandy! NYC is supposed to get the worst of it. Be safe!

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  81. Wow. Loved what you wrote this week! I am getting ready this week to make a major life change. I know it is time and it is right, but have had some people, who do not really know me, tell me that I am being foolish and reckless. Does not matter that I have rhought this through up, down, inside and outside for quite a while. Reading your column helped me realize that live is going to move on no matter what, and that you have to live your life for yourself

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  82. Good luck acclimating to the NYC attitude! I personally have no problems with it, but I know other people who come from "nicer" states struggle a little bit.
    And we've got our fair share of hipsters as well. Especially if you hang around any college areas.
    But hey there's a ton of good that comes with the bad. Lots of new places to explore!
    Who knows, maybe I'll see you one day on the streets (if we live through Sandy. Great timing for you, huh?) and I will internally squeal but externally pretend not to recognize you. Because that's how we do it Manhattan style.

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  83. "deep fry my hand and chew on it" = hilarious

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  84. I love the Portland hipsters.

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  85. I have to admit, I'm just a little sad about you moving. I am originally from Oregon but moved to Michigan 3 years ago and I have enjoyed hearing things about home form time to time. I guess I will have to find another source of nostalgia. Not to say that I won't continue reading.
    Good Luck in your new home.

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  86. Best of luck on that side of the continent!

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  87. That's super exciting, I would love to be able to just pick up and leave. Been living in NC my whole life. Enjoy NYC. I'm sure you'll have PLENTY of awesome adventures to write about on here. I cannot wait to read them. :)

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  88. I had a very similar thought process recently and I'm also moving to NYC! Sadly I have to wait until January to save up enough money for a decent money cushion. I can't wait! Moving is awesome.

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  89. As strange as it may sound, you got a follower all the way in Nigeria. Keep them posts coming NYC should dish-out a hand-full.

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  90. Aw, honey, if you hate clipboard goblins, self-righteous bikers, and unceasing hipsters and hipster-hate, you might be moving to the wrong city. And, that being said -- cheap, good food and no sales tax?? Take my Brooklyn apartment and I'll move to your Portland one!

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  91. how weird is it that as soon as you make the decision to move there, a massive storm like no other hits during a full moon. I hope you are safe my friend.

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  92. Wow. That was kind of inspirational, hope you don't drown though...that would suck. I was thinking about moving to Vancouver but people keep informing me it's supposed to go underwater soon which is less than promising and while I'm not overly fond of Alberta as it's a little too everything for my tastes it's unlikely to get hit by a hurricane.

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  93. How's Sandy treating you? Seems like you moved at just the right time...

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  94. Lita and the boys in MelbourneOctober 30, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    You should have moved to Melbourne, Australia, no "mother of all storms" threaten us. Oh, sure, we have the world's deadliest snakes and spiders and...stuff, but not in our backyards! It would upset the kangaroos. Seriously, all the best in the city that never sleeps ('cos it's too busy swimming!) may you all be safe and well. and dry.

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  95. The greatest thing about this is that Hurricane Sandy decided to welcome you to New York as soon as you moved. I hope you don't, like, DIE or anything.

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  96. So that part about the points adding up and meaning it was meant to be? I think Sandy ruined that... You should come live in Chicago instead :)

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  97. Welcome! Looking forward to reading your comics with an NYC-spin.

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  98. the fact that you live on the east coast now just brightened my day! i eagerly await your posts always! welcome to the east coast! hope you enjoyed hurricane sandy ;)

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  99. You should have moved to Minneapolis instead... sure we get cold winters, but we are the other state without sales tax!
    and no hurricanes!

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  100. can we hear about your love life at least a teeny bit? come onnnn

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  101. So. How you liking them hurricanes? That's why I'm glad I live in Wisconsin, we have deer, crazy rednecks, and a ton of cows, but delicious cheese and no hurricanes. Anyway, congrats on the move!

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  102. I would love for you to come to CT and write about the personalities here...you'd have a fun time haha

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  103. Making my own journey from the Middle of Nowhere, Arkansas to somewhere new.
    Probably Asheville, NC.
    Was considering Seattle and may still, for a little bit. But my final destination is the East US.

    Best of luck to you on your new journey.

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  104. Lol, could be worse. Portland looks great to me.

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  105. We have excellent food also, and our hipsters are separated from the rest of society into districts. But the weather may be a problem, if it's always nice in Portland, the first twelve-degree day in Manhattan accompanied by the wind blasting between buildings is hard to get used to at first...

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  106. You need to update your thingy on the side that says you're a blogger in Portland :)

    OMG I just realized you're in New York with Hurricane Sandy! DId you get kicked out before you even moved in fully? :o
    Are you okay? My brother's apartment lost power...

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  107. That girl? In the last frame? You're supposed to fuck her.

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  108. Oh god, I feel your pain about losing sales tax. I just moved from NH to Long Island for school, and I must spend so much money in just sales taxes. It's wretched. Hopefully you enjoy living in the city though, I've certainly loved the change.

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  109. Good for you! I recently moved from New York to Texas and let me tell you, it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. It's nice knowing you can leave when you want to. A lot of people think they need to be rooted to where they were born and it's so sad that no one ever really does anything.

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  110. Wow! That's fantastic! I absolutely loved living in New York. I hope you have a good experience as well. Best of luck!

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  111. I hope you managed to survive Sandy ok! You picked a great time to move there....

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  112. Gotta bet you're not too excited now. I'm in Jersey and this crap's insanity. Only thing I miss from Portland--yum fish taco's&mango salsa.

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