Portland is one of the most progressive cities in America when it comes to its LGBTQ community. When I moved to Portland from Cincinnati about 20 years ago, I was amazed at the “outness” of everyone. There really isn’t a “gay district” — we are mainstreamed here! My neighbors in the first neighborhood I moved into (Alberta Arts) actually welcomed me and many of my LGBTQ friends because we were increasing their property values by buying homes and fixing them up! I truly love it here and would be happy to meet with you and share wonderful stories about my experiences living in Portland. Allies always welcome, of course!