12 best places to live in the U.S.
5. Portland (Oregon)
% residents with grad.
Household income: $65,554
% unemployed: 7.9
The tour: Portland is known for its Pacific Northwestern brand of laid-back living, with education and restaurant offerings to go with air quality you won’t find on the East Coast. The city’s become beloved of America’s hipsters, do-it-yourselfers, and localist foodies.