I chucked everything in to move halfway across the world to Portland.
I'm young, white, wearing Levis and Chucks and a messenger bag, with a coffee in one hand and an iPhone in the other.
And just about everyone in this country does say hello.
Some stores here actually seem to employ people just to stand at the door and say "hello"
Check back in next week for another installment of
. Follow more of Ruth Brown's
adventures in Portland at her blog Stump'd.