My name is RonS and I live in Portland, OR. Yes it does rain 9 mo out of the year here. Still manage to squeeze in a significant amount of rides in the off season and if you won't melt and have gear it isn't all that bad to ride in the rain.
Howdy & Welcome Ron, I hate riding in the rain. In the 4 yrs I've had my bike, I've only been caught in one downpour. I usually check the weather channel before a ride. I don't mind the cold as much as being wet.