Portland No. 2 on PETA's most-vegan list; Austin No. 1

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PORTLAND — The animal-welfare group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says Portland ranks second on its list of most vegan-friendly cities in the United States.

Tracy Reiman, PETA's executive vice president, praises Portland for its wide variety of vegan businesses, including a gym, a salon, a bike shop, a strip club and even an all-vegan strip mall.

Reiman gushed that Portland is setting "all the trends" for businesses that treat animals humanely.

But it wasn't enough for the top spot. Austin, Texas, was ranked No. 1 in the PETA rankings.

Paul McCartney presented the award to Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell while in town for a concert.

Los Angeles, New York and Chicago round out the top five. Seattle is No. 6.