Portland ranks No. 13 cleanest city in the US

Government and consumer data sets were used to score cities on various metrics of cleanliness.


For the study, InsureMyTrip examined data on the percentage of electric vehicles sold within Oregon.

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Here’s some fresh news. Portland was ranked the No. 13 cleanest city in the US by InsureMyTrip.

The travel insurance comparison site looked at government and consumer data sets, comparing data on hand sanitizer demand, restaurant cleanliness, recycling collector quantity, garbage disposal satisfaction, electric vehicle market share, and particulate matter pollution to reach its findings.

InsureMyTrip then standardized the data and gave each city a score between 0 and 10 with 0 being the worst and 10 being the best — except for particulate matter pollution, where 10 represents the least polluted. Here’s how Portland scored:

  • Hand sanitizer demand: 1.31
  • Restaurant cleanliness: 10
  • Recycling collector quantity: 1.47
  • Garbage disposal satisfaction: 7.02
  • Electric vehicle market share: 4.09
  • Particulate matter pollution: 7.11

The Rose City’s overall score was 5.17. San Diego (No. 2), Tampa (No. 4), and Raleigh (No. 15) were also featured on the list.