Portland is “America’s most livable city”


So says Forbes.com. I say, tell us something we didn’t know.

Okay, here’s something I didn’t know, according to Forbes, the population of Metro Portland is 513,000. Uhm, really? Well, yes, if you include the Biddeford area in the definition, which Forbes did. I suppose as the sprawl spreads, that’s possible, but it doesn’t fit any local definition of the city’s reach.

Still, no matter how you define the terms, it’s another feather in Portland’s cap.