Shout-Out For Portland
My fair city of Portland, Oregon was named one of the "18 Perfect Towns That Have It All" by OUTSIDE magazine (Aug. '05 issue, page 92). From the article:
"What would be total fringe in other cities approaches the mainstream here...Portland is a magnet for...college-educated, twenty-and-thirty-somethings looking for a progressive urban lifestyle...Portland has 227 parks, including Forest Park, at 5,000 acres the nation's largest urban wilderness...(Portland has) almost 270 miles of street lanes and paths (for biking)...On average, Portlanders spend more on reading material, watch more indie films and grow more wildflowers than their countrymen. Portlanders drink better beer than most, too, with 23 microbreweries within city limits. The arts, performing and otherwise, are booming, and the 11 farmers' markets help locals eat local."
I love this town...