America's Strangest People
No. 4 Portland, OR
As the TV show Portlandia puts it, “Portland is where young people go to retire.” Residents love their bicycles, food trucks, and comfortable shoes—and they also seem pretty happy. Pioneer Square is a nerve center for homegrown types, but you can also find them relaxing over a local coffee or microbrew, both of which earned the city a No. 2 spot in our survey.