Portland has the best teahouse in the world: the
. We don't have anything like that in Austin yet. We have great coffee shops, but to really be a tea connoisseur, Portland might be where you want to live.
Austin's swimming holes are unparalleled.
We have a pecan tree in our backyard that's very close to our roof. I wondered if there was somebody in town who could come over and mill it into boards. Well, there's a dude in Portland (
) who will come and mill your trees. Which is awesome.
Courtney Taylor-Taylor's recording studio is bigger and more awesome than anyone's studio back home in Austin. Willie Nelson's studio comes close to it, but at the end of the day, [Taylor-Taylor] wins.