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View Poll Results: Which city is the most hipster
Portland 16 42.11%
Seattle 4 10.53%
San Francisco 7 18.42%
Austin 4 10.53%
Brooklyn 7 18.42%
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Are hipsters still relevant? I thought it was 2013.
Hipsters are becoming more mainstream now
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:40 PM
 
Location: IN
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Add Asheville, NC to that list.

I hate that city now. It used to be a fun, appalachian, mountain town...Now it's overrun with pretentious, pseudo-intellectual, losers from all over the eastern seabord that believe their every utterance is something remarkable or profound. Their annoying, textbook, liberal agenda and inability to articulate their beliefs beyond whatever spiel jon stewart was on the other night is another "bonus" of having these panty wastes roaming around your proximity.

I hate that place these days...full of hipsters and void of deoderant.
And what makes Lincoln, NE so deisrable to live in by comparison?
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:41 PM
 
Location: IN
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Hipsters are becoming more mainstream now
And they would say that is "very ironic."
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Are hipsters still relevant? I thought it was 2013.
I would say we are at the peak or near the peak of the hipster fad. Right now, hipster and trendy are virtually interchangeable. That is the irony of hipsterdom. They all say and think they are thinking for themselves and are outside the mainstream but they are really just like every other 18-29 year old.

As for the OP's question, its Portland by far. Seattle is also a hipster mecca but that city also has a strong corporate culture and influence as well. San Francisco is too diverse and multicultural to really label anything (with the exception of conservative). Portland, on the other hand, is hipster through and through which is why it is so beloved by young people among the entire 50 states. Young people from everywhere are flocking to Portland to take part in the movement.

I hope some of hipsterdom remains permanent, such as walkable neighborhoods, gentrifying ghettos of many inner cities, the resurgence of neighborhood economies, and increased appreciation for the arts. However, the sooner hipster fashion and elitism are gone, the better.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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And what makes Lincoln, NE so deisrable to live in by comparison?
Doubling my salary for a two year management stint with my company for a new software rollout....that's what makes it more desireable.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:01 PM
 
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Portland, Maine (following Travel & Leisure Magazine!)
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:08 PM
 
Location: south central
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Didn't think of Philly nor Minneapolis. The other cities I've listed are well known as hipster spots.
Just cause you don't think of it doesn't it make any less hipster. How would you know if you haven't been to them? In fact, what if they are actually more hipster than Portland or Austin? Wouldn't it actually be more hipster to be less know for being hipster because Portland seems like an oxymoron to me: well-know mainstream hipster mecca, but Minneapolis, Philly, complete unknown yet completely hipster? Sounds pretty hipster.

Also, I am going to add Somerville and Cambridge Massachusetts to these lists.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Are hipsters still relevant? I thought it was 2013.
They have been around since at least the 80s, so I don't think they are going away. I remember seeing Sonic Youth in Minneapolis in 1988, there were dudes in ironic farmer seed caps everywhere.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:04 PM
 
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I think Portland is more hippy than anything. Hipsters aren't hippies to be exact.

Going by the real perception of what a hipster is, NYC is the hipster capital with Brooklyn having the strongest concentration of them.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:22 PM
 
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Portland, Maine (following Travel & Leisure Magazine!)
Lobsters are so hip right now...
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