We love lists, and love the love that lists deliver when they list Hood River high if not higher in their rankings.
So it was nice to see the folks at Livability.com again ranking Hood River among the top small towns (under 20,000 population) in the U.S.
Their list includes 100 towns, but you don’t have to scroll too far down from No. 1 (not us) to find Hood River ranked 7th. Last year, we were 4th.
Other Oregon cities on the list? Newport at 35, Astoria at 47, La Grande at 60 and Coos Bay at 75.
First was Lebanon, N.H., and last was Papillon, Nebraska.