Sara GrayWhile I was growing up in neighboring Beaverton, Portland was growing up too. I got to watch those changes happen and I got to see it live. Just like with a massive DIY project, watching it take shape makes me even prouder of the cool, well-designed and friendly city it’s become.

Sara Loves Portland is a record of cool places and things in Portland, combined with stories from my life. I’m trying to discover every part of this city, and I’m doing it one shopping trip, bike ride and meal at a time. It’s part travel blog, part culinary adventure and inspired just a little by local favorite Daria’s Local Entertainment Guide — which I used to listen to on my way to high school in the mornings.

In my professional life, I get to see the city in a different way — home by home. I’m a residential real estate broker with John L. Scott Real Estate, and I really enjoy working with the people who make this city so friendly to help them find or sell their homes.