It rained in Portland recently. I’m sure that comes as no big surprise to those of you who live here or have heard that it rains in Portland all the time.  The truth is – it doesn’t rain all the time.  In fact, it only rains about 154 days a year (I looked it up).  The thing is, when summer starts on the 4th of July, it often doesn’t rain much for a while and this summer was a particularly dry one.  So for two months this summer, we all pretended like we were living in California.  … [Read more...]