Kelly Rae here, and I'm a proud Portlander. I've lived in a few cities all over the U.S., but I can honestly say there's no other city that I call home more than Portland. I moved here a few years ago after spending four years in the Bay Area, and prior to that, lived in New York where I studied culinary arts at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. As a professional cook and food blogger, the city's exceptional food scene is what brought me here, but the amazing people I've met here, and the city's close proximity to the coast, mountains, wine country, and countless breweries (Oregon is quite famous for its craft beers!), are what have made this my permanent home.