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

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.


Time Location

Time Location


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 +
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

First meeting
  • Mei ED 001
    He-llo new Builder! That's who you are, right? I'm Mei, I work at the newspaper. Seeya around!
  • Mei ED 002
    If you want to know the latest happenings in Portia, just check out the Portia Times.
  • Mei ED 003
    I just got a news tip but I can't tell you about it! You'll just have to read about it later.
  • Social talk If you want to know the latest happenings in Portia, just check out the Portia Times.
  • Social talk I just got a news tip! I can't tell you what it is yet, so you'll just have to read about it later.
  • Social talk Erwa has me running errands for him today! Hmm, where can I find some Red Tea?
  • Social talk I'm still getting used to how quiet it is in Portia.. Did you find it difficult when you moved here?
  • Social talk I overheard someone saying that Gust puts Honeybee Wax in his hair. That's why it's so shiny!
  • Social talk I saw Merlin savaging through some old scraps of technology by the Research Center. What is she building this time?
  • Social talk Have you seen a Mystery Man around town? I've heard people say he sells rare and beautiful items. I wonder if he'll agree to an interview?

  • Social talk You better be careful, I'll show no mercy.
  • Social talk Let me show you my full power!
  • Social talk Alright, let's go! Bring it!
  • Social talk Come on, let's see what you got!
  • Social talk Challenging me? I'm game!
  • Social talk Okay...let's start!
  • Social talk I admire your courage! Fine, I'll play with you.
  • Social talk Already starting? I was going to do some stretching.
  • Social talk Let's rumble!
  • Social talk Hahah, What do you think of me now?
  • Social talk You're not hurt are you? Don't worry about it, practice makes perfect.
  • Social talk Haha, that was super fun! You are pretty good!
  • Social talk Perfection!
  • Social talk Of course I was going to win! You underestimated me!
  • Social talk You're far too weak.
  • Social talk Humph, go home and practice more.
  • Social talk Alright, I win!
  • Social talk So you're only so-so.
  • Social talk Ah, I got some bruises from that.
  • Social talk Never imagined I could lose.
  • Social talk Oh, defeat...
  • Social talk I'm getting a little tired...
  • Social talk You are the most powerful opponent I've ever met!
  • Social talk I lost...
  • Social talk Ah, ow, ow, ow!
  • Social talk Why are you so strong?
  • Social talk I'm going for the win next time.
  • Social talk You won, be proud of it!
  • Social talk Mercy, mercy!
  • Social talk What a pity! I will not lose next time!
  • Social talk That was awful, I'll remember this!

Talk about favorite foods
  • Social talk I could always go for some ice cream.
  • Social talk I can't stand uncooked vegetables, no salads for me.
Ask about work
  • Social talk (Being a reporter must be tough!) Yes it is! But I wouldn't have it any other way. It's my trial by fire, hahaha!
  • Social talk (Are there any news stories around here?) There's always news stories around, you just have to know where to look. News stories don't always have to be major, they just have to matter. That's what I think, anyway.
Casual talk
  • Social talk I have to report in with our HQ in Atara once in a while, but they don't send me to cover anything out there, so I'm stuck in Portia.
  • (You seem to be a go-getter.)
    • Social talk This is my first job, so I'm trying to impress everybody. Out to prove myself, ya know?
  • (Thanks for bringing us the news!)
    • Social talk No prob. The coverage out here in Portia isn't that great, since it's so far from the center of power. I'm gonna change that!

  • Social talk I think Mayor Gale is doing great, but I'm not sure he's got what it takes to transform Portia. The Mayor of Atara is a lot, uh, meaner...but he gets the job done.
  • Social talk I sent a letter to my family back in Atara today. They asked if I'd made any friends here, so I told them a bit about you! Hopefully, one day, they'll come and visit...
  • Social talk There's some really scary stuff going on in the world, but it's even scarier when people don't know about it. I've got to make sure the people of Portia stay informed!

  • Social talk At first I thought being in Portia was a punishment from the Atara Times. I couldn't stand being away from my home. But you've changed that.
  • Social talk Y'know, if you ever give up building and crafting, you should totally be a beauty model. I have to stop myself from taking out my camera every time I see you!
  • Social talk You and me should run away, and go on amazing adventures together! Oh, alright, I'll go to work now. But it's a good idea!
  • Social talk I really think you've transformed Portia into a newer, better town. And you've transformed me into a newer, better girl!
  • Social talk I tried writing down how much I love you, but my typewriter ran out of paper before I could finish. I guess I'm going to the store on my break today...
  • Social talk Make sure to gear up before you go out adventuring, okay? I'll be so mad if you get hurt out there!
  • Social talk Before we got married, I used to have dreams about exploring the world, writing amazing stories, taking beautiful photographs. I still get them - but now you're there by my side.
  • Social talk We should travel to Atara one day. You can meet my parents, they'll love you. Not as much as I do, because that's totally impossible. But it'll be close.
  • Social talk Imagine if you never came to Portia. Would it look the same? Would I still be here? It's weird to think about, huh?
  • Social talk I know I joke a lot, but I do really love you. You're like my muse. One look at you, and I want to write pages and pages!
  • Social talk Hey! I have this idea for a new story and...oh, whatever. You don't care, do you?
  • Social talk I'm thinking about spending more time at the don't need me around here.
  • Social talk I wonder what's happening in Atara right now? Maybe I should give up and move back...

  • Social talk The Atara Times told me that Portia was filled with boring nobodies. I guess in your case they were right.
  • Social talk Ugh. I'm not wasting my words on you.
  • Social talk Here's a new headline: "Don't talk to me!"
  • Social talk Why did you stop me? I have important things to do!

Day of the Bright Sun
  • Social talk This holiday makes me feel all warm inside. I think we need more of these in today's world.
  • Social talk I've been practicing all year for this event. I bet I can run faster than you!
Winter Solstice
  • Social talk I should be interviewing people and taking notes today...but my poor stomach just wants to eat!

  • Social talk Spring is here! I wonder what stories this season will bring...
  • Social talk Look at all these lovely flowers- A-achoooo! Ugh, I sneezed all over my notes!
  • Social talk Portia looks pretty good in the Spring, maybe it's not too bad here...
  • Social talk Phew! It's hard to run around in this heat, but I ain't gonna stop!
  • Social talk Some people call my hat silly, but they're the ones getting sunburnt faces, hee hee!
  • Social talk News doesn't take a summer break, and neither do I!
  • Social talk Everything changes in the Autumn...hey, that gives me an idea for a news story!
  • Social talk Already Autumn, huh? This year is running by as fast as me!
  • Social talk ...Maybe I'll have my lunch break outside in the Autumn breeze.
  • Social talk Feeling chilly, builder? Maybe I should write an article on staying warm in Winter!
  • Social talk The office gets really cold this time of year. We don't even have the funding to buy a heater...
  • Social talk Think of all the incredible stories from this year...are you ready to make some more?
  • Social talk All this rain is collecting in my hat...I'm too nervous to take it off.
  • Social talk This poncho really saves my hide when it snows. I'm so snuggly and warm!

Social gift GiftEdit

Console Note
The information below pertains to the PC version of My Time at Portia, and may differ from the console versions. Additionally, console-specific information may 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 1-2 points.
Social gift Gifting Items
Love      +20
Love      +18
Love      +15
Love        +10
Like        +8
Like        +6
Like        +5
Like        +4
Like        +3
Dislike        -1
Dislike        -2
Hate        -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 NPCs per week. 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. Some NPCs may desire an item that they do not normally like.

Desire head icon Desires
Desire icon
Jewelry BoxJewelry Box
Desire icon
Photo AlbumPhoto Album

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
Gols Gols
Apple Apple
Baked Bread Baked Bread
Herbal Juice Herbal Juice
Herbal Mixture Herbal Mixture
Herbs Herbs
Roasted Meat Roasted Meat
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

Below is a gallery of Mei's poses in group photos.


Social Invitation InvitationEdit

Occasionally, first thing in the morning, the player may leave their house to find Mei outside, hoping to invite the player out for a date or play date.

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.

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
Menu icon main course
Main Course
Menu icon meat
Menu icon vegetable
Menu icon dessert
Menu icon drink

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
Favorite Exhibits +???
Monument Model
Monument Model
Monster Toy
Monster Toy
Owl Clock
Owl Clock


Read All About It!
Find a way to help Mei speed up the production at Portia Times.
News Camera
Mei wants a camera for her newspaper, talk with the Research Center and see if they can help.
This mission triggers after the player completes Read All About It!.
Photos of Portia
Mei would like you to help take a few pictures for her news report.
This mission triggers after the player completes News Camera.
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.
This mission triggers after the player completes Photos of Portia.
An Interview with the Research Center
Mei would like to do an interview with the Research Center. She needs you to take pictures.
This mission triggers after the player completes An Interview of Gale.
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.
This mission triggers after the player completes An Interview with the Research Center.
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!
This mission triggers after the player completes An Interview with the Church of the Light.


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