Since I've had an office in Portland for the past year or so I've found that I always look forward to coming in to work. I take the Max train for a 15 minute ride each morning and love how I don't have to worry about fighting traffic or finding parking. Then the atmosphere in Portland is always stimulating and energizing. As my immigration practice grows, I'm meeting more and more people from all over the world and Portland attracts many fantastic people with fascinating international backgrounds.
As for dress code? Lawyers usually dress up more than the average Pacific northwest hipster but I'm still only sporting a tie on special occasions.