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Portland, OR

2012-afc-portlandPhoto credit: Richard Cummins / Corbis

THE WORST...

Valentine's Day (#32)
Weather (#32)
Christmas (#32)
  • denotes a Top 10 ranking
  • denotes a Bottom 10 ranking
People
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
5 Athletic/active
30 Attractive
29 Diverse
9 Driving ability/Good drivers
15 Friendly
11 Intelligent
30 Charming local accent
2 Offbeat
11 Proud of their city
31 Passionate sports fan
29 Stylish
6 Tech-savvy
Type of Trip
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
3 Base for day trips
22 Cultural getaway
24 Family vacation
7 Gay-friendly
21 Girlfriend getaways
1 Pet-friendly vacation
18 Romantic escape
26 Wild weekend
Nightlife
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
23 Cocktail lounges
17 Happy hour
15 Music scene
25 Singles scene
30 Sports bars
Culture
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
22 Classical music
16 Free attractions
28 Historical sites/monuments
26 Museums/galleries
10 Street performers
20 Theater/performance art
Shopping
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
9 Antique stores
4 Flea markets
15 Home decor and design stores
11 Independent boutiques
30 Luxury stores
Food/Drink/Restaurants
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
23 Barbecue
4 Cafes
2 Coffee
17 Ethnic food
26 Fine-dining restaurants
20 Hamburgers
17 Ice cream
1 Microbrew beer
14 Pizza
1 Street food/Food trucks
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
13 Affordability
23 Architecture/Cool buildings
12 Cleanliness
1 Environmental friendliness
29 Range of hotel options
6 Peace and quiet
14 People-watching
3 Public parks and outdoor access
1 Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness
13 Safety
32 Weather
10 Wireless coverage
Best Times to Visit
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
6 4th of July
32 Christmas
29 Fall
31 New Year's Eve
24 Spring Break
4 Summer
32 Valentine's Day
30 Winter
People
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
11 Athletic/active
29 Attractive
34 Diverse
8 Driving ability/Good drivers
13 Friendly
12 Intelligent
29 Charming local accent
2 Offbeat
8 Proud of their city
32 Passionate sports fan
23 Stylish
5 Tech-savvy
Type of Trip
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
3 Base for day trips
22 Cultural getaway
23 Family vacation
9 Gay-friendly
22 Girlfriend getaways
5 Pet-friendly vacation
18 Romantic escape
24 Wild weekend
Nightlife
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
19 Cocktail lounges
11 Happy hour
12 Music scene
25 Singles scene
32 Sports bars
Culture
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
19 Classical music
18 Free attractions
30 Historical sites/monuments
29 Museums/galleries
6 Street performers
17 Theater/performance art
Shopping
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
6 Antique stores
9 Flea markets
18 Home decor and design stores
8 Independent boutiques
31 Luxury stores
Food/Drink/Restaurants
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
24 Barbecue
5 Cafes
3 Coffee
14 Ethnic food
24 Fine-dining restaurants
24 Hamburgers
12 Ice cream
2 Microbrew beer
16 Pizza
2 Street food/Food trucks
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
20 Affordability
26 Architecture/Cool buildings
9 Cleanliness
1 Environmental friendliness
31 Range of hotel options
7 Peace and quiet
12 People-watching
5 Public parks and outdoor access
1 Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness
8 Safety
31 Weather
12 Wireless coverage
Best Times to Visit
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
6 4th of July
34 Christmas
33 Fall
34 New Year's Eve
24 Spring Break
4 Summer
32 Valentine's Day
32 Winter
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