Why Portland is Better than Vancouver

Typically at the top of "best cities" lists, Vancouver and Portland are highly coveted places. This piece looks at why Portland is really number one.
August 4, 2009, 12pm PDT | Nate Berg
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In looking at factors like how welcoming the city is to young creative people, its bicycle friendliness, and its handling of homelessness, this piece finds Portland to be the better of the two cities.

"According to The Young and the Restless, a study released in 2004 by the Portland Development Commission, Portland's population of college-educated people ages 25 to 34 is growing at five times the national rate. The city sits fourth, trailing only behind Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Austin in terms of the recent growth of this population in the U.S.

But in Vancouver, B.C., the story is different. Since 1996, Vancouver's population of 55 to 64 year olds has increased by 36.1 per cent, and by 27.4 per cent for citizens ages 45 to 54."

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Published on Monday, August 3, 2009 in The Tyee
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