Having lived all across the States, I settled into Portland three years ago to escape the rat race and to enjoy a small enough city that still has big city pleasures along with tremendous access to the beautiful outdoors. To help with my outdoor skills, I took the Mazamas BCEP mountaineering program last year and summitted Mt Adams. My parents thought I was insane until they saw the pictures from the top. So needless to say I'm pretty adventurous and can be found around town doing all types of fun things. Last weekend I went fishing and caught an 18lb chinook salmon which we are smoking for break the fast. I've got my head on straight, enjoy life, have my own business though still have plenty of free time, and make it a point to take joy in the little things just as much as the big ones. I have certain crazy travel streaks and other times am home months at a time (right now I'm home for a while). I am working on becoming quite adept cooking at home with organic veggies, pastured/grass-fed meet, etc. That said clearly I'm in foodie heaven here (and I'd love to share with someone the pimento cheeseburger I just learned is a few miles from me)! Try to take one big overseas trip every year but this year stayed more local and ventured up to Alaska to see polar bears in the Arctic Circle, Denali at the height of fall colors, and glaciers around Seward via an overnight kayak trip plus a lot more. Last year was Iceland. Hoping to make it to Asia next. Currently taking a class in mah jong, pursuing photography and am a bit too competitive and play speed demon Scrabble (8 minute total games). I am not a small talker. I like talking about what is going on in the world and am bored by filler. And while I've got my serious side, I'm pretty darn playful and enjoy witty banter. Life is great... just would like to find my man so we can be on this journey together.