1. Portland, Ore.
If you’re a nerd or movie lover, you can’t get much better than Portland, our best city in America. It’s also the most hipster city in America, but that fact didn’t have any sway over this ranking. The city naturally placed highly across a number of other categories as well, including Funniest, Food Lovers, Smartest, and Steampunk (or, in this case, Steamhipsters).
If you’re starting a family or buying a home, Portland could have placed (much) higher, but if Spock ears and foreign film festivals are your thing, you might want to ride a bike there right now. Just make sure it can fit all your stuff, because according to our findings, once you move to Portland, you won’t have any reason to leave.
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