Portland in the News

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2011

  • Portland’s Northwest 23rd Avenue named one of “America’s Best Shopping Streets” – U.S. News Travel (November 2011)
  • No. 2, “Best City to Live in Car Free” – 24/7 Wall St. (Nov. 1, 2011)
  • Portland was ranked No. 1 for Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness and No. 2 for Microbrew beer, Coffee and Pet-friendly vacation – Travel + Leisure, America’s Favorite Cities survey (October 2011)
  • No. 1, “World’s Best Street Food” – U.S. News Travel (Oct. 17, 2011)
  • Portland named one of “America’s Best Downtowns”Forbes (Oct. 14, 2011)
  • Selected by readers as a “Best Town Ever” – Outside magazine (October 2011)
  • Portland called “the capital of West Coast urban cool” – The New York Times (Aug. 25, 2011)
  • One of the world’s Top 10 Literary CitiesNational Geographic Traveler (September 2011)
  • One of 15 Best U.S. Hiking Cities – National Geographic (September 2011)
  • One of 10 Great Cities for Cycling – MSN.com (Aug. 3, 2011)
  • No. 5, Best cities for tourist taxes – CNN.com (July 22, 2011)
  • Portland named one of “10 Great Places for City Cycling” – USA TODAY (July 22, 2011)
  • No. 2, “Top Sustainable U.S. Metro Areas” – Site Selection magazine (July 2011)
  • “World’s Best Beer” (Portland is the only U.S. city listed) – U.S. News & World Report (July 5, 2011)
  • Portland named one of “10 Cities Fit for Active Lifestyles” – CNBC.com (June 30, 2011)
  • No. 1, “America’s Best Beer Cities” – Travel + Leisure (July 2011)
  • No. 4, “Healthiest Cities in America” – Business Insider (May 26, 2011)
  • Portland is one of the “25 Most Photographed Places on Earth”- Budget Travel (May 24, 2011)
  • No. 7, “World’s Best Airports for Shopping Fanatics” – Huffington Post (Feb. 17, 2011)
  • No. 5, “Best Cities for Public Transportation” – U.S. News & World Report (February 2011)
  • No. 2, “America’s Top Foodie Cities” – CNBC.com (January 2011)

2010

  • Portland International Airport ranks No. 1 in Zagat Airline Survey – CNN.com (November 2010)
  • “Portland Is America’s New Food Eden” – TIME.com (November 2010)
  • Portland International Airport ranked No. 2 in the nation for on-time departures in 2009 and the first eight months of 2010 – U.S. Department of Transportation, as reported by The Oregonian (October 2010)
  • No. 2, “America’s Top 10 Safest Cities”– Forbes (October 2010)
  • Portland’s Waterfront Loop named one of “America’s Coolest Riverwalks” – Travel + Leisure (August 2010)
  • Portland named one of the “U.S. & Canada’s Best Places to Eat” – Food & Wine (August 2010)
  • Portland is “best tax city for travelers” – USA TODAY (August 2010)
  • No. 1, “Top 3 Green Destinations” – Corporate Meetings & Incentives (July 2010)
  • No. 2, “Top Sustainable U.S. Metros” – Site Selection magazine (July 2010)
  • No. 1, “America’s Best Cities for Summer Travel” – Travel + Leisure (June 2010)
  • No. 2, “America’s Top 10 Most Underrated Cities” – ShermansTravel.com (June 2010)
  • No. 1, “The World’s Best Street Food” – Budget Travel (May 2010)
  • No. 2, “BeerCity USA” 2010 Poll – Examiner.com (May 2010)
  • Portland is the only U.S. city named one of the “Best Beer Cities in the World” – Lonely Planet community blog (May 2010)
  • No. 5, Best Food City in America – Budget Travel Readers’ Choice Awards (April 2010)
  • Oregon’s Willamette Valley named No. 5 Most Beautiful Wine Region in the World – Budget Travel Readers’ Choice Awards (April 2010)
  • Portland International Airport named No. 6 Favorite Major Domestic Airport – Budget Travel Readers’ Choice Awards (April 2010)
  • No. 2, “Best Bike Cities in America” – Bicycling magazine (April 2010)
  • No. 2, “Time-Saving Cities” – RealSimple.com (March 2010)
  • Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton metro area named No. 1 Green City – American City Business Journals (March 2010)
  • No. 6, “Top 10 girlfriend getaway destinations in the United States” – TripAdvisor (March 2010)
  • “Great Bike-Friendly Cities” – National Geographic Traveler (March 2010)
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