Study says Portland not a 'manly' city

Study says Portland not a 'manly' city

Study says Portland not a 'manly' city

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by Teresa Blackman, kgw.com staff

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Posted on June 23, 2010 at 10:49 AM

PORTLAND – Portland is one of the nation’s least “manliest” cities, according to an annual ranking just released by Mars Chocolate North America.

The COMBOS® “America’s Manliest Cities” study ranked 50 major metropolitan areas, using criteria that included the number of home improvement stores, steak houses, pickup trucks and motorcycles per capita.

Portland apparently doesn’t have enough man-tractions, because the Rose City dove down to the lowest spot in the top-50 ranking. Charlotte, N.C. earned top bragging rights for the No. 1 spot because of its “manly lifestyle, manly retail stores, manly occupations and salty snack sales categories,” according to a Mars.com spokesperson.

Here is the complete list:

1. 2010 “America’s Manliest Cities” Rankings Charlotte, NC (▲ 1 spot)

2. Columbus, OH (▲ 5 spots)

3. Kansas City, MO (▲ 5 spots)

4. Nashville, TN (▼ 3 spots)

5. Baltimore, MD (▲ 32 spots)

6. Milwaukee, WI (▲ 11 spots)

7. Chicago, IL (▲ 39 spots)

8. Indianapolis, IN (▲ 1 spot)

9. Washington, D.C. (▲ 36 spots)

10. Philadelphia, PA (▲ 20 spots)

11. Denver, CO (▼ 6 spots)

12. St. Louis, MO (▼ 6 spots)

13. Columbia, SC (No Change)

14. Harrisburg, PA (▲ 12 spots)

15. Cleveland, OH (▲ 4 spots)

16. Orlando, FL (▼ 2 spots)

17. Salt Lake City, UT (▼ 1 spot)

18. Birmingham, AL (▲ 5 spots)

19. Detroit, MI (▲ 1 spot)

20. Cincinnati, OH (▼ 16 spots)

21. Richmond, VA (▼ 9 spots)

22. New Orleans, LA (▲ 5 spots)

23. Phoenix, AZ (▼ 1 spot)

24. Houston, TX (▲ 15 spots)

25. Oklahoma City, OK (▼ 22 spots)

26. Toledo, OH (▼ 16 spots)

27. Minneapolis, MN (▼9 spots)

28. Memphis, TN (▼ 17 spots)

29. Louisville, KY (▲ 2 spots)

30. Seattle, WA (▲ 10 spots)

31. Boston, MA (▲ 7 spots)

32. Atlanta, GA (No Change)

33. Providence, RI (No Change)

34. Dayton, OH (▼ 19 spots)

35. New York, NY (▲ 15 spots)

36. Jacksonville, FL (▼ 15 spots)

37. Pittsburgh, PA (▼ 8 spots)

38. Grand Rapids, MI (▼ 14 spots)

39. Dallas, TX (▼ 5 spots)

40. Rochester, NY (▼ 4 spots)

41. Las Vegas, NV (▼ 13 spots)

42. San Diego, CA (▲ 1 spot)

43. San Francisco, CA (▲ 5 spots)

44. Tampa, FL (▼ 19 spots)

45. Sacramento, CA (▼ 4 spots)

46. Buffalo, NY (▼ 11 spots)

47. Oakland, CA (▼ 3 spots)

48. Los Angeles, CA (▲ 1 spot)

49. Miami, FL (▼ 7 spots)

50. Portland, OR (▼ 3 spots)

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