You venture into Portland for entertainment, dining and cultural enrichment, but most importantly to perform internships and clinical rotations at Maine’s leading medical facilities. With a population of 66,000, Portland offers the energy, diversity and vibrancy of a modern metropolis, together with quaint cobblestone streets, historic architecture, and biking and walking trails along the waterfront.
In 2010, Portland was ranked among the top 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 hub of medical activity. People from across the state visit Portland for medical services, and often their needs are met by UNE students.