Firt off, I apologize that this is definately a repeat topic, but I have a much wider question to ask than the many topics before, so I thought I'd give it a try.
I am new to this forum and new to this area, Portland, OR. Fortunately, according to Peter Reinhart, Portland is "one of the 3 best bread cities in the country". Anyone know what the other 2 are? Anyway, for the past 6 months or so I have been overcome with passion for breadbaking and so find this forum very useful and inspiring.