Portland loves its culture—and loves that so many people are also fascinated by it. But just how cultured is Portland? Turns out just a bit. City Vitals 2.0 ranks Portland as the eighth-most cultured city in the nation. (The study by CEOs for Cities, a nonprofit urban affairs group, looked at the nation's 51 biggest cities.) The group looked at how likely Portlanders were to attend a cultural event in the past year as opposed to own a high-definition television. Portland scored a ratio of 108—meaning residents are 8 percent more likely to attend the opera or ballet than own a glowing wall monster. (We're essentially tied with Austin.) No. 1? A virtual tie between San Francisco and San Jose. New Orleans was dead last.