âPortland has overextended its welcome as the destination for hipsters who want to find themselves, while frolicking in beautiful scenery and reasonable rents...Pittsburgh is reasonable-rents, nice scenery, nice downtown, and the people are, in general, just far less insufferable.â
"Portland, with its elaborate facial hair and abundance of strip clubs, represents irony. Pittsburgh, with its working-class pragmatism, is the opposite: earnest and straightforward. Itâs a place where people drink cheap beer and wave their Terrible Towels without self-consciousness. Hipsters take faux working-class attributes âbrusque beards, Pabst Blue Ribbon and occupations such as butchery â and integrate them into their lives with an ironic wink and a superiority complex. In Pittsburgh, you can find all of the above, only without the derision and affectation."