In 2007, it was named "Most Livable" - a title it received because it had a number of mid range scores (none too high in art or culture yet none too low in crime or cost of living). I heard it called "a triumph in mediocrity" and yet many a billboard around our fair city boasted the most livable title pride (and I bragged a bit too)....
We claimed the crown for a number of years and after a brief ousting from Honolulu (that floozy) - we reclaimed the title in 2011.
Now more and more people are catching onto the great thing we've got going on here.
According to my extensive research (i.e. the articles my friends post to facebook), Pittsburgh happens to be better than Portland when it comes to hipsters and better than pretty much anywhere else when it comes to travel.
So take that west coast and take that world!