KATU news broke this incredible story yesterday about Business Week’s list of miserable places to live.
“PORTLAND, Ore. – Believe it or not, Portland has been named the “unhappiest place in the country.”
According to Business Week magazine, Portland ranks No. 1 on the list of miserable places to live.
To determine the ratings, Business Week looked at calls to a crisis intervention hotline, depression and divorce rates, crime, and even cloudy days – of which there are an average of 222 every year.
Maybe they forgot to get some local coffee and an umbrella.”
Now, I strongly disagree with Business Week, as Portland is awesome. I think most of this has to do with people from Gresham, Beaverton, Vancouver and Hillsboro calling Multnomah’s Suicide hot-line. The divorce rates can be attributed to the seedy underbelly of Portland’s night scene (strip clubs, escort services, Dixie, etc.). Liberal cities tend to have a higher divorce and crime rate anyways.
I’m disappointed that New Orleans didn’t win the coveted spot. How did we beat them out? I guess the truth hurts. I’m going to get my divorce on now.