One of the very best things about Portland was the water. It was delicious! Straight out of the tap!! This is such a novelty to me. In Southern California, the tap water isn't very good. Where I grew up in Huntington Beach (a block away from the beach), you really didn't want to drink the tap water. It tasted funky... and it always had sand in it. I'm not joking.
I really appreciate good water when I travel, and I try to drink as much of it as possible.
In Portland, they have drinking fountains all over that just flow non-stop!! Lovely, refreshing, clear, cool, FREE water for the taking!
It really is all about the little things in life... I wonder if airport security would let me get through the gates with a barrel of water in my suitcase...