I know that I chose to move here, and I know that I wasn’t forced into it.
However, sometimes I really wish that it would stop raining so much.
During the winter months, it’s always raining in the city of Portland, Oregon. There are jokes about how much it rains here in TV shows and books, but honestly, it’s really the truth. It’s not just a joke. It really does rain all the time here in Portland! We have long wet winters and I guess that’s just a normal part of living here. Most of the western part of the state of Oregon has rainy and gray days through the winter. It’s usually rainy in Portland all the way from October through May. Sometimes all of the rain makes me feel sad and depressed. If you crave the sunshine for most of the year, then you’re probably not going to like it here at all. Everybody who lives here tends to complain about the weather during the winter, but just like me, they all knew what they were getting into when they came here! I usually take a vitamin D supplement all year long. Then last year, my boyfriend got me one of those sunshine lamps for Christmas. With things like that, along with the legalized cannabis trade here in Portland, I’m able to maintain a pretty good attitude throughout the year most of the time. The summers here are really great so I think they more than make up for the fact that the winters are long and dreary.