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Portland Is Still No. 1 in Semi-Factual Superlatives

We've got the second-best rest stop in America, but we're still the top city for hipsters worldwide.

No. 12 Happiest Workforce in America (Kununu, Jan. 2019)

No. 12 Most Vibrant Arts Community in America (The National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University, July 2018)

No. 12 Worst Traffic in America (Inrix, Feb. 2018)

No. 12 Worst Drivers in the Country (Allstate, Nov. 2018)

No. 10 Best City to Start a Business (Inc.com, Dec. 2018)

No. 8 Best City for Young Entrepreneurs (LendingTree.com, Aug. 2018)

No. 5 Best Bike City in America (Bicycling, Oct. 2018)

No. 2 Most Popular City for Veganism (chefspencil.com, Jan. 2019)

No. 2 Best Rest Stop in America: Jubitz (carrentals.com, Jan. 2019)

No. 2 Gayest City in America (thestreet.com, May 2018)

No. 2 Most Hygge City in America (Sperling's BestPlaces, Dec. 2018)

No. 2 Best City for Dog Parks (The Trust for Public Land, April 2018)

No. 1 Foodie City in America (wallethub.com, Oct. 2018 )

No. 1 Best City for Beer Drinkers (smartasset.com, Dec. 2018)

No.1 Option for MLB Expansion, According to an Anonymous Baseball Official (The Athletic, June 2018)

No. 1 City for Vegan Adventurers (adventuresportsnetwork.com, Nov. 2018)

No. 1 Most Hipster City in the World (movehub.com, April 2018)

No. 1 Friendliest City for Food Trucks (U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, May 2018)

No. 1 Greatest American Pizza City (international pizza consultant Anthony Falco, Sept. 2018)

No. 1 Best City for Semi-Factual Superlatives (Willamette Week, Feb. 2018)

1. Because we're not afraid of public displays of affection…

2. Because women are in charge…

3. Because our local theater scene tells true, inspiring Oregon stories…

4. Because Kevin Calabro and Lamar Hurd make even Blazer losses fun…

5. Because we're still No. 1 in semi-factual superlatives…

6. Because we have a sixth quadrant now…

7. Because the hottest rapper in the game is obsessed with us…

8. Because Oregon is gradually getting more diverse, and in unexpected ways…

9. Because we can work it out…

10. Because we helped jump-start the movement that's changing the tech 
industry…

11. Because if you want to, you can dance to…

12. Because we're so sex positive, you can take a class on…

13. Because we're working to become a bike haven again…

14. Because after walking across Antarctica, I can still come back 
to my favorite dive bar…

15. Because the Blazers' game-day posters are the coolest collectibles in sports…

16. Because our airport is Beervana…

17. Because our fake fast food beats the real thing…

18. Because the Big Pipe is keeping poop out of the river…

19. Because we're making an effort to diversify the cannabis industry…

20. Because we finally have a virtual reality playland…

21. Because we have nicer weather than Hawaii (no, really)…

22. Because Basic Rights Oregon is fighting for LGTBQ+ rights—and winning…

23. Because Portland State's gym just underwent an awesome makeover…

24. …and the courthouse is getting one, too.

25. Because our hotel bars are some of the best bars in the city…

26. Because you'll spend less time in jail here than the national average…

27. Because we make some of the best guitar pedals in the biz…

28. Because our Curry is better than that other Curry…

29. Because we're Raptorville USA…

30. Because ICE hates us…

31. Because everything that dies someday comes back…