Portland was recently named the fourth coziest city in the U.S., according to Honeywell Ceramic Tower Heaters, the latest company to jump on the superlatives marketing scheme bandwagon.
The company paired with Dr. Ted Myatt, ScD, who also contributed to a study to name the Top 10 Sweatiest Cities in America , which may be the only semi-factual superlative list that Portland has not made in the past five years.
The mystery formula includes "the prevalence of specialty grocery stores, coffee shops, bookstores and bakeries," as well as average winter temperatures and snowfall.
The snow seems irrelevant; basically, Portland just has a lot of places to post up.
Here's how Honeywell describes Portland:
"Stop in and get cozy in one of the many coffee shops dotting Portland's streets. Not only does this city rank in the top 10 for number of coffee shops per capita, but Portland is also known for its microbreweries, thriving art and music scenes, as well as mild winter temperatures."
Not that we really care, but how did Salinas beat us out?
Here is the full list:
1. Asheville, N.C.
2. Boston, Mass.
3. Salinas, Calif.
4. Portland, Ore.
5. Portland, Maine
6. Santa Rosa, Calif.
7. Providence, R.I.
8. Spokane, Wash.
9. Provo, Utah
10. Chattanooga, Tenn.