Why do restaurants to this? It seems to be the latest kick around here. Ya, I know out in California they stopped doing this 5 years ago or so.Up here in the corner, Northeast, we seem to be the last place to sample new trends, like filling restaurant windows with used wine corks. I think that this 'last to get it' lifestyle is one of the big draws to living here though. It has a good, easy, well defined pace to it, I think. It's not the big city rush of say Boston, but at the same time it ain't no whistle-stop, one horse town either. Of course, I'm exaggerating a bit here, but as Goldilocks might have said, had she visited Portland with her buddies the three bears in that classic tale: 'that city's way too big; another city's way too small; but this city, this Portland, is just right!' So, I'll take it, stupid wine corks in the window and all. I'll drink to that!