Portland makes it to U.S. News’ top 10 cities to live

Every year, U.S. News and World Report rates 150 metropolitan areas on their livability.  Last year, Portland was No. 19 – this year it is at No. 8, between Florida’s Sarasota (No. 9) and Naples (No. 7).

The analysis compared cities on the basis of 11 criteria in five categories: the job market, housing affordability, quality of life, net migration and a “desirability index” based on a poll in May of 3,600 people across the U.S. about where they’d like to live.