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Sorry, Fred Armisen and what’s-her-face: Portland is no longer the Unkempt Beard, Skinny Jeans and Pretension capital of the U.S. of A.
According to a study from InfoGroup, “Portlandia” has been dethroned as the “Hippest” City in America. The new number one? The “Emerald City” herself, Seattle, Washington.
That’s right, the city that brought you overpriced coffee, Airplanes and an offense that COULDN’T RUN THE GODDAMN BALL ON THE HALF-YARD LINE is now “the most hipster city in America.”
Here’s the ranking of the most Hipster Cities in America, in order:
4. Sacramento, Calif.
5. Grand Rapids, Mich.
6. San Diego
7. Providence, R.I.
9. San Francisco
10. Rochester, N.Y.
The study itself was based on which cities are home to the most microbreweries, record stores, bike shops, music stores, tattoo parlors, thrift shops, music and live entertainment and coffee shops. You’d think that Seattle would skew the results in that regard, due to the fact that it’s the home of Starbucks HQ, but no, the study specifically indicates NON-CHAIN coffee shops. Go figure!
Yet, even with that, according to this graph from the Infogroup study, Seattle kicks the crap out of everyone else in regards to coffee shops, as well as pretty much every other category.
Granted, I’ve never been to Seattle, but that seems legit. They’ve got legal weed. That should be enough to put any city over the top. Cold weather means beards and flannel are always in fashion. Great coffee. Cool vibe. Plus they’re paying Robinson Cano $24 million a year until he’s 40, so you know they’re not afraid to be proud of incredibly stupid, unpopular fads that confuse the mainstream.
So, “Congratulations,” Seattle. You’ve finally made it. .
[via Yahoo Finance]