Growing up in Atara, Mei had always wanted to be a reporter for the Atara Post. When she finally got in the door, she was sent to the poorly circulated affiliate Portia Times. Choosing to make some lemonade out of the lemons she was given, Mei set out to make the Portia Times a respectable newspaper.


Personal summaryEdit

Mei was born on Autumn of Day 11 in Atara. Mei had always dreamed of becoming a reporter for the Atara Post. As her first job, she finally pursued that career but was unfortunately sent to the lesser and poorly circulated affiliate, the Portia Times in Portia. Now, Mei vows to make the Portia Times a respectable newspaper.

She is an enthusiastic and proactive entrepreneur, always looking for opportunities to help the Portia Times. She doesn't let people get her down.

Physical appearanceEdit

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Mei is a pale-skinned, blue-eyed blonde who wears a blue and white pointy hat, a brown poncho over a white long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and black boots.

Related charactersEdit

Mei's closest connection in Portia is Erwa, her Buddy and colleague at the Portia Times.


When befriending Mei, her relationship network with other NPCs will also be affected, resulting in the player receiving favor points from those NPCs as well.


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Mei is one of the potential bachelorettes that the player can romance.

Upon reaching Friend status at four full hearts, the player can confess their love to her with a Heart Knot. If the confession is successful, her relationship status changes to Girlfriend. After Mei has become the player's girlfriend, upon reaching Lover status at eight full hearts, the player can then propose to her with a Wedding Ring. If the proposal is successful, her relationship status changes to Wife. Once certain other conditions have been met, Mei and the player can then try for children.

Additionally, upon meeting certain relationship levels, certain perks are rewarded.


Wife HeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeart 2Heart 2 +Wedding Ring
A chance at receiving gifts first thing in the morning

Social InteractionsEdit

Interactions: Social talk Social gift Desire head icon Social spar Social RPS Social Invitation Social play Social date Social Dine Social interact Social photo Social Ride Social Relic Trade Social confession Social propose Social mission

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Social talk ChatEdit

Social talk
Dialogue →

Chat is a basic social interaction available at any relationship level. Chatting with Mei once a day can increase her relationship by 1 point, or 2 points with the Smooth Talk skill; subsequent chatting, on the same day, only results in the same conversation without any relationship gain.

Mei's dialogue may change every day and every season. Mei may also comment about certain events or missions. Higher relationship levels, including romantic involvement, also change Mei's dialogue.

Social gift GiftEdit

Ancient Computer
The information below only applies to the PC versions.
Consoles may contain different data, and may or may not change in future updates.
Comments: Gifting values on non-universal gifts may currently be different on consoles.

Giving gifts to Mei affects the player's relationship with Mei. Every character has unique gift preferences.


  • Every giftable item, except for the items below, will have a Neutral (+1) effect when given to Mei.
  • Gifts given on festival days and on Mei's birthday will earn the player 2x and 3x relationship points, respectively, and will show a unique dialogue.
  • Values listed below are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra point.
Social gift Gifting Items
Mount Very HappyLove: +20
Owl ClockOwl Clock
Mount Very HappyLove: +18
Mount Very HappyLove: +15
Mount Very HappyLove: +10
Summer DollSummer Doll
Mount HappyLike: +8
Mount HappyLike: +6
Bell CollarBell Collar
Mount HappyLike: +5
Mount HappyLike: +4
Mount HappyLike: +3
Power StonePower Stone
Mount NeutralNeutral: +1
Gift iconEverything Else
Mount UnhappyDislike: -1
Mount UnhappyDislike: -2
Plant FiberPlant Fiber
Vegetable SaladVegetable Salad
Mount Very UnhappyHate: -5
Listed values are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra point.

Gift values displayed on this chart are for the PC release of My Time at Portia and may not apply to the console releases.

Desire head icon DesiresEdit

The following items are desires, or wishes, which are randomly assigned to one or two characters per week. The player is required to be at least at Associate level with Mei for her to be assigned a desire. More desires have a chance to appear as the player's friendship with Mei progresses; the new desires are added to the existing ones but do not replace them. Some characters may desire an item that they do not normally like.

In the event that Mei has a desire, gifting the wanted item will provide the higher tier points; otherwise, on non-desired events, the item gives the base point value. The birthday or festival day relationship bonus applies when gifting a desired item.

Desire head icon Desires
Minimum Relationship Level Possible Desires


Photo AlbumPhoto Album (+15)


Jewelry BoxJewelry Box (+20)

Social spar SparEdit

Mei can spar with the player up to three times per day.

Note that the level in the table below is Mei's base level at the start of the game. Mei's actual level can be higher because Mei will level up over time.

Social spar
Level: 10
Relationship Rewards/losses
Round 1 2 3
Player Win
Prompt ordinary
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
GolsGols (5-15)

And 30% chance to get one of the following:
AppleApple (30%)
HerbsHerbs (30%)
Roasted MeatRoasted Meat (20%)
Herbal JuiceHerbal Juice (10%)
Baked BreadBaked Bread (5%)
Herbal MixtureHerbal Mixture (5%)

Player Lose
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
Prompt ordinary

Social RPS RPSEdit

Mei can play RPS with the player up to three times per day.

Social photo PhotoEdit

Social photo
Group Photo →

Mei can partake in group photos with the player after reaching the Associate level.

  • More poses are unlocked by reaching higher relationship levels.
  • Romance poses are unlocked by becoming partners.
  • The "Photographer" skill can fully unlock all poses, regardless of relationship or romantic level.
  • All poses can be viewed in Mei's Gallery page.


Social play PlayEdit

Once the player has become buddies with Mei, they can schedule a play date together.

Social date DateEdit

After the player has successfully confessed how they feel to Mei, the player can schedule a romantic date with Mei.

Social Dine DineEdit

If the player chooses to dine at The Round Table with Mei during a play date or date, it is recommended to order dishes Mei will like. If asked before ordering, Mei will sometimes tell the player exactly which dishes to order; other times, Mei will just give little hints. In the event that Mei does not specify the exact foods desired, the player should order between three and six dishes, depending on what hint Mei gives. It is recommended to order each of those dishes from different courses, ex. ordering one Appetizer, Meat, Vegetable, Dessert, and Drink course each, rather than five Desserts.

Mei's food preferences are:

Play date eat Dining
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
Menu icon appetizer
N/A Fruit SaladFruit Salad
Vegetable SaladVegetable Salad
Banner Fish SaladBanner Fish Salad
Menu icon main course
Main Course
Spaghetti with Hot SauceSpaghetti with Hot Sauce
Baked Bread (Round Table)Baked Bread
Menu icon meat
Fish PorridgeMeidi's Fish Stew
Menu icon vegetable
Menu icon dessert
Snowman Ice CreamSnowman Ice Cream
Colorful Ice CreamColorful Ice Cream
Menu icon drink
Milk TeaMilk Scented Tea
Exceptions: N/A

Social interact InteractEdit

As the player develops their relationship with Mei, special interactions are unlocked, including Hug and Kiss.

Social Relic Trade Relic tradeEdit

Mei occasionally uses the Relic Pieces Exchange board at the Museum to trade for relic pieces. Mei likes to look at particular completed relics, so after the player has donated such relics to the Museum or displayed them in their yard, Mei may come visit the Museum or the player's yard to view these relics. Such visits will earn the player relationship points each time, with the amount dependent upon the relic.

Social Relic Trade
Relic Trade
Points Relics
Requested Pieces +30 The Thinking Can Piece 1The Thinking Can Piece 1 The Thinking Can Piece 2The Thinking Can Piece 2 The Thinking Can Piece 3The Thinking Can Piece 3 The Thinking Can Piece 4The Thinking Can Piece 4
+10 Owl Clock Piece 1Owl Clock Piece 1 Owl Clock Piece 2Owl Clock Piece 2 Owl Clock Piece 3Owl Clock Piece 3 Owl Clock Piece 4Owl Clock Piece 4 Monument Model Piece 1Monument Model Piece 1 Monument Model Piece 2Monument Model Piece 2 Monument Model Piece 3Monument Model Piece 3 Monument Model Piece 4Monument Model Piece 4 Monster Toy Piece 1Monster Toy Piece 1 Monster Toy Piece 2Monster Toy Piece 2
Favorite Exhibits +???
Monument Model
Monument Model
Monster Toy
Monster Toy
Owl Clock
Owl Clock

Social mission MissionsEdit

Legend: Map Icon Mission NewMap Icon Side Quest New major • Map Icon Mission Place ItemMap Icon Side Quest Place Item minor • Social play friendship • Social date romance

  • Map Icon Mission New Main missions are listed in chronological order, based on the chronology list.
  • Map Icon Side Quest New Secondary missions are listed in alphabetical order.
  • Indented missions indicate succession of the previously listed mission. Further missions in its timeline are in chronological order.
Map Icon Side Quest New Read All About It!
Find a way to help Mei speed up the production at Portia Times.
Map Icon Side Quest New News Camera
Mei wants a camera for her newspaper, talk with the Research Center and see if they can help.
Map Icon Side Quest New Photos of Portia
Mei would like you to help take a few pictures for her news report.
Map Icon Side Quest New An Interview of Gale
Mei would like to do an interview with the Mayor. She needs you to take a few pictures for the report.
Map Icon Side Quest New An Interview with the Research Center
Mei would like to do an interview with the Research Center. She needs you to take pictures.
Map Icon Side Quest New An Interview with the Church of the Light
Mei would like to do an interview with the Church of the Light. She needs you to take pictures.
Map Icon Side Quest New Letter to the Editor
Mei has been offered her dream job back in Atara! But Erwa wants you to show her the things she loves around Portia, maybe Mei will stay!


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