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Portland is a Popular City for College Grads

January 27th, 2011

In a new study by the Brookings Institution ranking the most popular cities where college graduates move to, Portland comes in at the number 4 slot. ”

What is it about Portland? Despite an unemployment rate over 10 percent, the city has drawn hoards of young, creative, educated graduates in the last few years. Frey chalks it up to a unique cult status. “If you’re going to be underemployed somewhere,” he said, “you might as well embrace the lifestyle.”

Other cities rounding out the top 5 include Austin, TX in the number 1 slot; Dallas, TX; Phoenix, AZ, and Houston, TX.