1. You need to own at least two pairs of hiking shoes.
And expect to be tested on your outdoor athleticism on the very first date, no matter what time of year it is.
2. I root for the Blazers and I never mention that the Seahawks are based in Washington.
Portland has the basketball team, Seattle the football team, and we put aside our longstanding soccer rivalry anytime either team plays outside of Cascadia. Regional pride!