America’s Snobbiest Cities: Portland is Number 18
Readers of 'Travel and Leisure' magazine have come up with their list of the snobbiest cities in America. San Francisco came in #1, followed by New York City and Boston. Portland was #18.
How did they come up with their selections? According to the magazine they "... factored in some traditional staples of snobbery: a reputation for aloof, and smarty pants residents, along with high-end shopping and highbrow cultural offerings like classical music and theater."
Here's what they said about Portland:
The Old Port is a great place to be a beer snob: check out Novare Res Bier Café, which boasts 500 different kinds of bottles and 25 taps. Readers may have found the quaint Maine city a tad exclusive—it ranked poorly for varied hotel options—yet they did deem Portland very welcoming in one way: it won the survey for feeling safe.