Welcome back.Thanks! It is a dramatic change, especially for my kids who have known nothing but the Midwest and the Gulf Coast, but I lived in the Portland area a few decades ago so it is sort of like reliving past memories for me. With that said, last time I lived in an apartment with a view of Mt. St. Helen's, and this time I bought a house with a view of the Pacific Ocean, so there's plenty of new memories being made. Kansas was very good to us, but I am deeply enjoying the beauty and nature Oregon has to offer.
I lived in Portland for about 20 years. Couldn't handle what the city turned into so I moved just north of Vancouver, WA. I still work in the city so i couldn't go too far. Otherwise I'd be in Medford or somewhere similar. Portland would be great if it wasn't for the people.