1. Receiving from my husband a trip to Portland to see Pink Martini in person (for the first time) at their New Year's Eve 2015 show

  2. Powell's bookstore

  3. Readily available vegan food

  4. Unexpected snow

  5. A beach full of people and dogs even in freezing weather

  6. Warm hats and boots from the Columbia store

  7. The friendliest people in the US: Portlanders

  8. Staying at the beautiful Sentinel Hotel

  9. Hearing my favorite NPR host perform with my favorite band

  10. Listening toe Una Notte A Napoli turned up loud back home in Oklahoma (please consider coming here!)