For the first time, Portland has cracked the top 10 in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report annual ranking of the country’s “best places to live.”

Portland is No. 8 on this year’s list, which was released Tuesday morning. That ranking, made among the country’s 150 largest metropolitan areas, jumps from No. 19 on last year’s list. Previously, Portland ranked No. 26, No. 27 and No. 23 from 2017 to 2019, respectively.

This year’s score puts the city between two Florida ones: Naples, No. 7, and Sarasota, No. 9. The top-ranked city in the U.S. was Boulder, Colo., and No. 150 was San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read more