You venture regularly into Portland for internships and clinical rotations. With a population of 66,000, Portland offers the energy, diversity and vibrancy of a modern city, together with cobblestone streets, historic architecture, and scenic biking and walking trails. In 2010, it was ranked among the 20 most livable small cities for college students by the American Institute for Economic Research, and Outside magazine named it the East Coast's best place to live for outdoor sporting and overall quality of life. In 2014, Green Living magazine called Portland the "healthiest urban center" in the U.S., citing its "doctors per capita" and "smogless skies."
Small and friendly though it may be, Portland is the largest city in Maine. This makes it a center of commerce, a hotspot for entertainment, and a hub of medical activity. People from across Northern New England visit Portland for medical services and often their needs are met by UNE students.