Forbes magazine has compiled a list of the hardest-drinking cities in the country. Austin, Texas (a college town) tops the list. Portland is way down the list, sitting at a disappointing 13th:
1. Austin, TX
2. Milwaukee, WI
3. San Francisco, CA
4. Providence, RI
5. Chicago, IL
8. Seattle, WA (tie)
8. Cleveland, OH (tie)
8. St. Louis, MO (tie)
9. Boston, MA
10. Cincinnati, OH
11. Pittsburgh, PA
12. Virginia Beach, VA
13. Portland, OR
14. Jacksonville, FL
15. Detroit, MI
Portlanders who had at least one drink in the last 30 days: 62%
Portland men who had more than two drinks per day, or women one drink: 6.3%
Portlanders who had five or more drinks on one occasion: 15.7%
You can do your part to improve our standing by participating in the Timbers Army pub crawl tomorrow. First stop: Rock Bottom (206 SW Morrison) at noon!
I’m rooting for you, Dave. I know you can singlehandedly bring that percentage up! Go go!
Mary Sue says
Why is it the percentage of women who had one drink versus the mens who had two? Or are the women drinking the high proof beers and the men swilling the PBR?
Shittle better drinkers than us? That’s unpossible!!
XUP – I’m doing my best!
Mary Sue – I think they’re taking into account men’s larger livers.
Kip – I’d probably drink more if I lived up there too. Something especially hoppy to cut the smell of fish.
Why wasn’t Pullman, Wa on the list??!!
Frankly I can’t believe 38% of Portland HASN’T had a drink in 30 days.