PORTLAND – Portland was the only U.S. city on a recent list of the world's most liveable cities, as ranked by British magazine Monocle.
Monocle's Quality of Life Survey 2014 ranked 25 cities based on data including crime rates, healthcare, state-funded education, and business climate, along with a “liveability assessment” that considers green space, culture, sunshine, and local businesses, among other factors.
The Rose City was ranked 23 out of 25, and joined Vancouver (15) as the two cities to make the global list.
“Once again, Portland edges out its neighbor Seattle, thanks to its innovative and creative residents,” the magazine reported.
Past honoree San Francisco was also left off the list this year.