Portland is Still No. 1 in Semifactual Superlatives

Reason no. 23 to love Portland right now.

Portland Oregon sign (goodfreephotos.com)

No. 1 Best Airport in America (Travel and Leisure, July 2017)

No. 1 Best Burger in America, at Stanich's (Thrillist, May 2017)

No. 1 Best Restroom in America, According to a Restroom Cleaning Company, at Off the Waffle  (Cintas, September 2017)

No. 1 City to Celebrate National Wine Day (Infogroup, May 2017)

No. 1 Best Coffee City in the U.S. (Condé Nast Traveler, January 2018)

No. 1 City for Business and Careers (Forbes, October 2017)

No. 5 Best City for Hippies (real estate blog Estately, July 2017)

No. 1 Best City to Get Your Freak On (The Great Love Debate, November 2017)

No. 1 Best City in the Country to Get Responses on Dating Websites (OkCupid, August 2017)

No. 2 Worst Large City for Football (WalletHub.com, February 2018)

No. 4 City Where Self-Driving Cars Make the Most Sense (Fortune, March 2017)

No. 1 Best City for Vegans in the World (CNN Travel, April 2017)

No. 2 Best Lesbian City in America (LiveAbout, February 2017)

No. 1 Whitest and Arguably Most Racist City In America (Huffington Post, June 2017)

No. 1 Most Politically Violent City in America (Politico, June 2017)

No. 1 Most Livable City in America, According to Rich British People (Monocle, June 2017)

No. 1 Safest Place to Avoid Natural Disasters (Sperling's BestPlaces, October 2017)

No. 1 Coolest City in America (MSN Travel,  July 2017)

No. 1 City Where Outsiders Want to Move In, and Residents Plan to Stay (Zillow, April 2017)

• No. 1 City for Semifactual Superlatives (Willamette Week, February 2018)

2. TriMet Could Soon Stop Charging Life-Ruining Fines

3. You Can Now Smoke Weed While Listening to Live Classical Music

4. Oregon's Unemployment Rate is Incredibly Low

5. Your Favorite Sports Team is Only a Short Walk Away

6. The Blazers Star in Some Weird-Ass Commercials

7. We Now Have a Mountain Bike Park in the City

8. 24 hours after Chamber Music Northwest Burned Down, the Last Concert in the Series Went on as Planned

9. Portland is the Playground of Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma

10. You Can Soon Stream Local Music at the Library

11. Oregon Just Became the First State to Defelonize Hard Drugs

12. East Portland is Getting an Aerial Tree Walk

13. We're the World Capital of Canned Wine

14. Portland is a Hotbed of Small Bookstores

15. Unlike any Other City, We Have Multiple Niche Comedy Festivals

16. Our Developers Are Privatizing Socialism

17. The Nation's Best Airport Keeps Getting Even Better

18. We're Home to the World's First Sneaker Design School

19. Portland Scored the World's First Dog Tap Room

20Weed Prices are Falling From Cheap to Damn Near Free, and We Haven't Yet Found the Bottom

21. Our Local Mini-Mart Chain Makes Snickers Give You Free Candy Bars

22. The View From the MAX Orange Line is One of the Most Striking and Beautiful Paintings in the City 

23. We Are Still No. 1 in Semifactual Superlatives

24. We Make Biking So Accessible

25. You Can Crowdfund Anything Here

26. We Find So Many Ways to be Anti-Trump

27. Our Malls Are Becoming Cultural Embassies

28. Our Humane Society Rescues Pets From All Over the Country 

29. Winter This Year is a Pussycat

30. No One Mourns Closures Like We Do

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