The American Planning Association came out with a list today of Americas top ten streets and Congress Street here in Portland was named number five! Every October APA comes out with 30 of Americas exemplary streets, public spaces, and neighborhoods that add some sort of value to the local community. The biggest reason that Congress Street was picked is for its evolution over the years. Congress Street dates all the way back to the Revolutionary War and there are architectural styles from the 18th thru the 21st century. Monument Square was highlighted as one of the most popular areas on the street.