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City Face-Off: Results

2012-afc-portland
WINNER
Portland, OR
2012-afc-seattle
LOSER
Seattle
People


Sub Category Portland, OR Seattle
Attractive 30 22
Friendly 15 18
Intelligent 11 2
Athletic/active 5 6
Diverse 29 15
Stylish 29 21
Offbeat 2 7
Passionate sports fan 31 24
Driving ability/Good drivers 9 16
Proud of their city 11 19
Tech-savvy 6 1
Charming local accent 30 28
Type of Trip


Sub Category Portland, OR Seattle
Romantic escape 18 16
Wild weekend 26 27
Family vacation 24 13
Cultural getaway 22 17
Pet-friendly vacation 1 7
Base for day trips 3 9
Girlfriend getaways 21 22
Gay-friendly 7 8
Nightlife


Sub Category Portland, OR Seattle
Happy hour 17 24
Music scene 15 12
Singles scene 25 21
Sports bars 30 28
Cocktail lounges 23 22
Culture


Sub Category Portland, OR Seattle
Classical music 22 12
Theater/performance art 20 11
Street performers 10 9
Museums/galleries 26 18
Historical sites/monuments 28 24
Free attractions 16 23
Shopping


Sub Category Portland, OR Seattle
Luxury stores 30 20
Independent boutiques 11 17
Antique stores 9 19
Home decor and design stores 15 16
Flea markets 4 11
Food/Drink/Restaurants


Sub Category Portland, OR Seattle
Fine-dining restaurants 26 20
Barbecue 23 34
Pizza 14 22
Hamburgers 20 27
Cafes 4 8
Ethnic food 17 16
Street food/Food trucks 1 11
Microbrew beer 1 4
Coffee 2 1
Ice cream 17 22
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience


Sub Category Portland, OR Seattle
Cleanliness 12 9
Weather 32 33
Safety 13 14
Affordability 13 27
Wireless coverage 10 5
Architecture/Cool buildings 23 18
Range of hotel options 29 22
Public parks and outdoor access 3 9
Peace and quiet 6 11
People-watching 14 19
Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness 1 9
Environmental friendliness 1 2
Best Times to Visit


Sub Category Portland, OR Seattle
Fall 29 33
Winter 30 34
Christmas 32 34
New Year's Eve 31 29
Valentine's Day 32 28
Spring Break 24 22
Summer 4 2
4th of July 6 7

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