Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
79 Lake Oswego 36,700
64 West Linn 25,000
Other cities
Rank City Population
  Albany 47,200
  Ashland 21,300
  Beaverton 90,700
  Cedar Hills 9,300
  Cedar Mill 15,500
  City of The Dalles 11,800
  Eugene 149,000
  Fairview 9,700
  Gladstone 12,000
  Gresham 99,700
  Happy Valley 11,600
  Hillsboro 91,400
  Milwaukie 20,700
  Oak Grove 13,200
  Oak Hills 10,900
  Oatfield 16,900
  Oregon City 31,100
  Pendleton 16,500
  Portland 550,400
  Rockcreek 10,500
  Salem 151,900
  Sherwood 17,200
  Sunnyside 9,200
  Tigard 49,600
  Troutdale 15,400
  Tualatin 26,300
  West Haven-Sylvan 8,500
  Wilsonville 18,800
From the August 2009 issue
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