It's uncanny how often Portland, Oregon and Minneapolis are compared to one another. When I told my friends I was headed for a girls' weekend in Portland, the general response was: "Isn't that basically like staying here?"
It's true that Portland feels a bit like Minneapolis West -- both are livable, smaller cities with beautiful riverfront space, friendly people (many of whom could be accurately described as hipsters), lots of independent businesses, and a highly developed creative class.
And both cities also have a great reputation as gourmet dining destinations. But surely one is better than the other, right? In our infinite quest for more food-centric competition, we put them head-to-head in a friendly dining scene duel.More »