or "Ten Reasons to Love where I Live," by Ellen Vanderslice

(Please note that the Postcard was written in 2007, and some things have changed since then.)       

1. The sunrise silhouettes Mt. Hood.
2. There are native cutthroat trout in Balch Creek.
3. The city has an edge.
4. "We planned, it worked."
5. There are only two degrees of separation in this town.
6. Portland has a tangible sense of place.
7. Ron Steen runs three jams a week.
8. They don't call it the Left Coast for nothing.
9. For thirty years we've been shopping at Food Front.
10. I love rain.