Given that it rains almost nonstop eight months of the year (Did we say eight? We meant 13! Don’t move here!), Seasonal Affective Disorder is ingrained in the Portland lifestyle right alongside coffee, passive aggression, and mopey folk music. Hell, it may as well be the de facto explanation for all those things and anything else here that rubs you the wrong way.
You’re essentially faced with two ways of dealing with the dampness and depression: going back to Minnesota or Ohio or wherever and reacquainting yourself with how a snow blower works, or cataloging the variety of indoor activities in which you can partake to divert your attention from the daily downpour that threatens to crush your soul the longer you stare at it. Lucky for you we’ve got a handful of great places to start, provided you’re able to muster the strength to stop pretending you don’t have an umbrella and go outside before the SADness takes hold.