If you like food, you're in the right place. An online survey has named Portland the best "foodie" city in the nation.
WalletHub, a Washington, D.C., financial services firm, said Monday, Oct. 7, that the Rose City excelled in nearly three dozen categories used to judge which cities were the tastiest for foodies. The survey looked at 182 U.S. cities and judged their foodie experience based on such things as food affordability, accessibility and quality.
Portland has held the top spot in the WalletHub foodie survey for two years.
The top 10 foodie cities are:
2 New York
4 San Francisco
5 Los Angeles
6 Las Vegas
7 San Diego
Metrics used to judge the best foodie cities list included the cost of groceries, cost of a meal at a restaurant, sales taxes and food taxes (Oregon has none), the average cost of beer and wine, the diversity of restaurants, the number of Michelin-ranked restaurants, the number of food trucks per capita, access to healthy food options, the number of farmers markets per capita, the number of craft breweries per capita, the cities' food festivals and the number of food and wine tours.
Pearl City, Hawaii, was the lowest ranked foodie city in the survey.
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