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Portland named among top ten cities in the world

January 16th, 2014
Rough Guides names Portland tenth best city in world to live

Rough Guides names Portland tenth best city in world to live

We love top ten lists.

We love them even more when they say nice things about our city.

And even best when we’re rated one of the top ten cities in the world – yes, world – to live.

Rough Guides (http://www.roughguides.com) has done just that in its latest issue. They include Portland in a list that includes Sarajevo, Rotterdam, Marseille, and Glasgow.

And they give good reasons. For example:

“Smaller than San Francisco but with the same green, open-mindedness,” the article states. It lauds our creativity (“Portland is a city that loves to innovate”) and our greenery (“Breezy gardens stud Downtown’s grid of tree-lined streets”) and food (“more than four hundred food carts dotted across the city”) while not neglecting our Beervana status (“home to the laidback bars that support one of America’s best craft beer scenes”).

What else is there to love? “Farmers’ markets, doughnut shops and brunch joints.”

But don’t take just the writer’s word for it. Local singer Beth Ditto is quoted too: “Portland is a place where you can find a community… Artists, musicians, knitters and filmmakers can all meet like-minded souls.”

We think those are good reasons to live here. And, we think we’ll stay.

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