When I first moved to Portland, I didn’t guess a single person! I resituated from the opposite side of the country for the sake of a job opportunity. I was ecstatic by the significant increase in salary and the option to experience a modern area, and my coworkers were not initially all that welcoming or friendly, and since I didn’t guess comfortable going to a bar all by myself, I had no program how I’d ever make modern friends. I became entirely lonely, slightly depressed and considered quitting our job and moving back home, however what really turned things around for me was our visits to the local cannabis dispensary; The budtenders were all really welcoming, thrilled to chat and super know-howable. They not only provided recommendations for different consumption types and strains but commanded that I try out their vape lounge, dab bar and edibles cafe. I imagined myself resting alone, smoking a vape or dabbing and feeling severely uncomfortable and awkward, then however, the moment I sat down in the vape lounge, several people started up conversation with me. Within several hours, I had many really amazing people joining me at our table. The same thing happened when I ventured into the dab bar, by the time I got around to the cafe, where I ordered a really tasty cookie and beverage, I was ready to be more outgoing. Through the dispensary, I’ve made some beautiful friendships. I’ve l earned more about the neighborhood and found the courage to explore. I’ve now lived in Portland for almost several years, and I can’t imagine ever moving.