Forbes released its annual round-up of the “best places to visit in America,” and Portland made the list.
The list spanned the country – including major cities, small towns, ski destinations and natural wonders.
Here’s what the article had to say about why Portland made the list:
“’Like a phoenix from the ashes, Portland, Oregon is reemerging in 2023 with unprecedented growth in the food and beverage scene, both in quality and variety,’ says [travel writer] Kay Kingsman.”
The food scene topped the list of reasons that Portland is one of Forbes’ choices this year, noting that Portland was ranked the country’s best foodie city last year.
Portland’s dining diversity, not just of food options, but of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ chefs and owners, offered another reason Forbes thinks travelers should add Portland to their list.
Kingsman also suggests a number of Portland favorites and up-and-coming dining spots for a foodie’s itinerary, like República, Kann, Nong’s Khao Man Gai and Erica’s Soul Food – among others.