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Old 10-06-2012, 04:32 PM
Location: Lakewood OH
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Originally Posted by Jimrob 1 View Post
They are all over Portland, Or. At least one sees them just about every day somewhere. Never quite understood what their purpose is, or what they bring to himself or society. Then again never really understand Portland's population. Hippies, Homeless, Yuppies, Alternative and New Age types, a lot of poverty mixed in there, that the marketing adds conviently leave out. Some Average Joe and Jane's or high income types that work, own a house, and pay the taxes to pay the city's bills. Never understood why Joe and Jane stay in that type city. Or at least put up with the fact their paying for Portland to exist at all. However to each their own. And of course all the hipsters. Now I'm not saying this is all hipsters, however I did see a lot of them shopping at the Pearl District Safeway with that Oregon Food Card.

I'm sure the TV show Portlandia did its homework carefully on the type of population Portland consisted of when choosing Portland. A large population of hipsters.
Unfortunately, too many people in other cities have taken "Portlandia" to be a documentary rather than a satire.

Kyle MaClachlan has even stated his portrayal of our mayor is based on Boris Johnson the colorful mayor of London and not Sam Adams the Portland mayor. And although Carrie Brownstein does live in Portland, she goes to my vet for her dog, Fred Armisen does not live in Portland but many people believe he does.

Sure there is some truth to some of it but it is very exaggerated. But there are those who want and do relocate to Portland believing it is all that they see on television.

Being famous for your hipster population is not exactly something to be happy about in my opinion. Or, as "Portlandia" has now deemed us, "The Place Where Young People Go To Retire," aka Hipsters.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:42 PM
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Ive been told hipster is an attitude then its a style? Same thing goes for this "SWAG" trend thats just as bad.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:15 PM
Location: Illinois
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It's been said a million times already but I think hipsters beat out gangbangers or crazy isolationist rednecks in basically all cases because hipsters are more or less harmless and are willing to help gentrify struggling areas of a city. Plus, most people see a certain style of dress that irks them and automatically lumps all of these people together. Generally speaking, only a small fraction of "hipsters" are actually hipsters and real hipsters can be a bit pretentious but many of them I get along with fine, maybe its because I am a college kid? Still, live and let live...they aren't exactly killing people like gangs.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:04 PM
Location: Fort Worth
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Originally Posted by stasi_crystals View Post
Ive been told hipster is an attitude then its a style? Same thing goes for this "SWAG" trend thats just as bad.
"SWAG" has become an overused word that means little. Kinda like "ghetto"....
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