America’s Top Foodie Cities – Portland is #4!

cnbc.com and Sperlings Best Places have listed Portland at #4 for America’s Top Foodie Cities! Cities large and small, and sometimes overlooked are listed on cnn.com for food lovers across the country.  They looked at many different “foodie” aspects of our cities offerings – not just what Zagats or Michelin might say. 

Portland ranks after Santa Rosa, California, Portland, Oregon and Burlington,Vermont using the following criteria:  The ratio of local restaurants to chain restaurants, number of Whole Foods and cooking stores, number of wine shops, wine bars, craft breweries, and brew pubs; and the number of CSA (community supported agriculture) farms and local farmers markets.

 Here are some of the stats and details presented:
Local restaurant percentage: 81.9%
Population: 513,373
Breweries: 19, or 37 per million
Farmers Markets: 15, or 29.2 per million

“This New England city has proven to offer much more than the edible attractions the tourists seek out: lobstah and chowdah. Farmers are undeterred by Maine’s unforgiving winters, as 26 CSA farms and 15 farmers markets attest, resulting in local lamb, bacon, scallops, honey, and potatoes, and more.”

See the full list on cnbc’s website and go eat in Portland to celebrate!

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One response to “America’s Top Foodie Cities – Portland is #4!

  1. I love the food in portland! If you ask me I think it should have been the number one city!
    Love you blog! it’s wonderful!

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