Snowstorms bring some cities to their knees (sorry, Charlotte, N.C.), but not Portland, which has just been called out on yet another list — These 7 Cities Can Actually Handle a Snowstorm: The Toughest Towns in America. Bustle.com based its findings on average snowfall and how much snow it takes for schools to close — in Portland, it takes a foot.
Portlanders are also tough because when it snows, we don’t stay inside, fretting that we’ll run out of milk. No, we strap on the snowshoes or cross country skis and head out to Little Tap House for Plow-WOW, the pop-up party that happens every time there’s a parking ban. Or we park ourselves at the bar at The Salt Exchange for discounts on bourbon.
Huzzah to Portland, where the snow is just another part of the way life should be.