"The “Rose City” boasts a thriving arts scene that ranks among America's best; and its Hawthorne District is home to one of the most concentrated lesbian communities on the continent. Portland's Burnside Triangle is a triangular district that underwent a complete renaissance and is now thoroughly established as a GLBT enclave stretching over several energetic city blocks. The influence of Burnside spreads into nearby neighborhoods including the Pearl District (a former industrial section of old Portland that now booms with art and commerce) and the rather upscale and upbeat Northwest neighborhood. Earlier this year, Portland became the largest US City to elect an openly gay mayor, Sam Adams."
1. Portland Oregon

1. Atlanta Georgia

3. Charlotte North Carolina

4. Raleigh North Carolina

4. Tampa/St. Petersburg Florida

6. Dallas Texas

6. Short Hills New Jersey

8. Chicago Illinois

8. Palm Springs California

8. Austin Texas
So I ask you folks: do you agree with their assessment?