Well, here we are in week four. It’s hard to believe how fast this term has sped by. Between interning and fitting classes in between, this has been a very different term than we’re used to experiencing. As I’m here in Portland, I’m constantly hearing the same things from friends back in Eugene. Most of them keep repeating the same words- “There’s nothing like spring term in Eugene.” I’m here to tell you that’s not the case because I’ve quickly found there’s nothing like spring term in Portland as a PDXSX student. Here’s why:
1. Our campus jobs have transformed into valuable internships.
We’ve been given the chance to step in the door before the rest of our entire class. We have the opportunity to prove our worth, what we’ve learned during our time in the SOJC and apply it to help our organizations grow. Goodbye campus jobs. Hello careers.
2. The waterfront is the new Memorial Quad.
We’re constantly being reminded to go out and explore. After all, the PDXSX is about the experience. Why not start by relaxing after work and doing homework in the sun on the waterfront lawn?
After a long day of “kicking serious butt,” it’s the perfect spot to take in the beauty of our new home.
3. We don’t need Café Roma. We have Floyd’s.
Ever since we were warned about Duck Store coffee, Floyd’s has quickly become my go-to spot for studying. It has a quaint setting and a cozy atmosphere. Step aside, Roma.
4. Who needs Ducks baseball? We have Blazer games
Being in the heart of Rip City has some serious perks. We’re lucky enough to be a bridge away from watching a game. There’s no need to catch the Blazers playing on television. We can get in the game whenever we choose!
There you have it, PDXSXers. Portland is blooming, there’s room to explore and we’re lucky enough to be here to experience the beauty. I can happily say,
“There’s nothing like spring term in Portland.”