Even though I have lived in Oregon since 1980 I still remain a New Yorker–as people frequently point out in Portland, though not necessarily as a compliment. I grew up in the Bronx and New Rochelle, and was educated at Columbia, Manhattan School of Music and Juilliard–you can’t get much more New York than that. So of course a performance at Zankel Hall is a thrill of a lifetime. Favorite places to eat? Lunch at Cafe Sabarsky in the Neue Gallerie and bagels and nova from Sable’s and pizza just about anywhere.