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Portland, Oregon

201311-hd-afc-portland-orPhoto credit: Ian Dagnall / Alamy

THE WORST...

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