There really isn’t anything like Portland. Its textbook perfect for urban planning geeks (like Bill Fulton) and everyone seems to enjoy the built environment there (let’s not get into race and any other social issues). We’re talking bike shops, next to hipster donut shops, adjacent to bookstores, above comic book shops, across from record shops, kitty corner from cabarets, below dive bars, neighboring the infamous Union Jack’s (birthplace of the Suicide Girls), a block from organic foodie restaurants, 2 doors down from an Apple Store that’s tax free, and on the same street as the infamous Portland food carts. Yes, indeed, my favorite thing about this city are the food carts. Waffle sandwiches, poutine this side of the border, and crepes from a mobile restaurants? How can you not dig it? There’s even a website devoted to them: http://foodcartsportland.com! And if Bill Fulton says its one of the top 6 reasons why the city is a beacon for downtown urban living and the New York Times agrees, how can you say otherwise?