Look for open shade or areas where buildings can provide fill light. If you live near a downtown area, look for glass buildings in sunlight and have your subject face that building. Industrial areas can provide outstanding light. You can also find places where lighter color concrete can work as fill but be careful of the halloween shadows. Make sure you also have another light source in front of your subject for main light.
Going for a walk and just looking for cool light is a fun experiment. Something definitely worth doing if you're thinking of using a lot of natural light for portrait work.
I really love shooting natural light without modifiers. Takes some work and some patience, but don't be afraid to experiment with the light you find.
You can do even more if you learn to use reflectors well, as Mark suggested above.
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