Portland, Oregon 

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Health in Portland, Oregon

Health is ranked on a scale of 1 (worst) to 100 (best).

Portland air quality is 21. (The US average is 58.)
This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

Portland water quality is 52. (The US average is 55.)
Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.

Portland Superfund Index is 87. (The US average is 87.)
The EPA's Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation's most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.

- There are 376 physicians per 100,000 population in Portland. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Portland commutes 26.1 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

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    Reviews for Portland    348 Reviews
    Portland gets MY 5-Star Review! GREAT city! - 5/30/2019
    After living in Texas hell for 20 years I moved to Portland, Oregon. It felt like I moved to heaven. In comparison with where I lived in North Dallas, Portland is so... Read More
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    Portland...the cesspool of the Northwesthwest! - 4/30/2019
    I've lived here now almost 30 years. This place has slowly declined to be one of the WORST cities to live or visit. Downtown Portland is nothing but a cesspool of... Read More

    Take time to love Portland - 4/25/2019
    Portland still has the small town feel and makes you feel like you're in a community. The worst problem is so many people are moving here. Great food scene for those... Read More

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