America's Best Cities 2012

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What makes a city the most lovable in the nation? According to Travel + Leisure readers, it could be a mix of food, culture, and some funny accents.

No. 11 Portland, OR

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Locals here love their personal transportation on two wheels and their restaurants on four: the bicycle-friendly (and highly walkable) city ranked first for cool food trucks, for being environmentally aware, and for creative local microbrews like BridgePort’s Stumptown Tart beer. Portland got high marks for coffee and, as further proof of its continued hipster cred, also ranked in the top five for treasure-rich flea markets. Take advantage of the No.1-rated public transit to get to the thrice-annual Portland Expo Antique and Collectible Show.  

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America's Best Cities 2012

No. 11 Portland, OR

Locals here love their personal transportation on two wheels and their restaurants on four: the bicycle-friendly (and highly walkable) city ranked first for cool food trucks, for being environmentally aware, and for creative local microbrews like BridgePort’s Stumptown Tart beer. Portland got high marks for coffee and, as further proof of its continued hipster cred, also ranked in the top five for treasure-rich flea markets. Take advantage of the No.1-rated public transit to get to the thrice-annual Portland Expo Antique and Collectible Show.  

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

See more Best of 2012 coverage.

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