We all knew it was true, but Forbes made it official by naming Portland one of "America's Best Downtowns." Here is an excerpt from the article about what makes Portland so special: "When it comes to cities, Portland, Ore., is a unique urban playground of high-end culture, green living and DIY arts scenes. But for a taste of Portland's best, natives point to the city's downtown area. There's independent live theater, beautiful parks, the largest independent and used bookstore in the country and some of the best doughnut shops on the Pacific Coast (not to mention a plethora of Portland's celebrated food trucks)."

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