It's not just the rain. You get used to that pretty quickly, since it's pretty much constant from October to May.
Portland winters are interesting to us Utahns. We're used to several feet before anyone even bats an eye. You live in Utah for any period of time in the winter and you learn to drive in all kinds of winter conditions: blinding snowstorms, sleet, icy roads; you name it, we've driven on it.
But here in Portland, it doesn't snow much. So when it does, the entire city shuts down.
And it doesn't take a lot, either.
Case in point:
And school was canceled today.