San Francisco in top 10 list of hipster cities

Portland and Seattle make Pacific Northwest most hipster spot in US

FILE - In this Monday, May 12, 2008 file photo, the "Painted Ladies," a row of historical Victorian homes, underscore the San Francisco skyline in a view from Alamo Square. Real estate brokerage Redfin analyzed home sales over the past 24 months in 20 major U.S. cities, breaking down the data by neighborhood. Many of the cities reflect home values that have outpaced wages over the past 15 years, causing their neighborhoods to mirror a broader national wealth gap. San Francisco, for example, enjoys the benefits of tech fortunes, but its homes are largely unaffordable for the police officers, firefighters and teachers the city needs. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — In a different ranking of hipster cities, Portland comes in second, but not behind perennial hipster spot Austin.

In fact, Austin didn’t even make the Top 10 in the list from

Portland trails Seattle, making the Pacific Northwest the hipster-est spot in the US.

The rankings were based on the metro areas that have products and businesses that appeal to hipsters: microbreweries, retail spots for records-tapes-CDs, non-chain coffee shops, thrift shops, bike dealers, tattoo parlors and live entertainment. said Portland is “a city that cannot deny its hipster soul. … Everyone in Portland is a little bit hip.”

Here’s the whole list:

Grand Rapids
San Diego
San Francisco


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s