Wireless in Portland.

According to Intel’s “Most Unwired Cities” survey – released today – the Portland, Ore., metropolitan statistical area ranks as the top market for wireless Internet accessibility. The survey also reveals a growing number of metro areas with greater access to wireless Internet connections.

Soaring pas the usual suspects – Los Angeles at No. 13 and New York at no. 23, Portland appears to have embraced wireless, evidenced in part by the region’s growing number of “hotspots.”

Behind Portland in the top 10 are San Francisco; Austin, Texas; Seattle; Orange County, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; San Diego; Denver; Ventura, Calif.; and Boston.

Intel’s “Most Unwired Cities” survey was conducted by Bert Sperling, a research analyst better known for its work on Money magazine’s “Best Places to Live” feature.

The complete list of Intel's "Most Unwired Cities" is available at: www.intel.com/products/mobiletechnology/unwiredcities.htm