29 Jun '14, 11am

The Oregon city of Portland has a huge influence on the way we look, eat and drink...

Need a break from glass-half-empty Britain? Go to Portland. I've spent the last six years living in the USA, conducting a careful survey of its cities' dispositions, and Portland is the most optimistic place I've found. You may know this Pacific Northwestern city from Portlandia , the TV sketch show that satirises the strong-on-idealism, low-on-ambition lifestyles of the locals; for whom the 1990s, 'when people were talking about getting piercings and tribal tattoos, and singing about saving the planet', never ended.

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