"It's always strange to move to a city that you think you're familiar with from visiting," Brownstein says. "You think you have this awareness of the geographical layout of the roads and the neighborhoods, but you only know it as a tourist or a visitor." When she first moved to Portland, she says, "I felt more disoriented than I thought I would. Strangely, it really did feel like a big city at the time. Moving from a town with a population under 50,000 to the big city was pretty exciting."