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Portlandhipster.com is a stereotype site poking fun at Hipsters in Portland, Oregon. The word is definately overused so i am going to clarify the ACTUAL meaning of this broad term, HIPSTER.

DEFINTION OF HIPSTER?
Webster's definition: Hip-ster (-ster) n. [Slang]
1. a hip person, esp. a devote of modern jazz
2. same as BEATNIK: a term of the 1950's and early 1960's: cf. HIPPIE

Wikepedias definition: Those individuals devoted to retro fashions, independent music and film, "alternative comics", and other forms of expression that are popular in hipster subculture. The term is sometimes used as a blanket descriptor for fans of indie rock music. More generally, trendsetter's in fashion are sometimes called hipsters.

Hipsters Handbook definition: One who possesses tastes, social attitudes, and opinions deemed cool by the cool. (Note: it is no longer recommended that one use the term "cool"; a Hipster would instead say "deck.") The Hipster walks among the masses in daily life but is not a part of them and shuns or reduces to kitsch anything held dear by the mainstream. A Hipster ideally possesses no more than 2% body fat.

Portlandhipsters.com definition: Non-individuals clone posers fucks with low-self esteem and cocky attitudes who try to look the look (ironic t-shirts, super tight pants, converse, truckerhat) but don't walk the walk (being actual musicians).


HISTORY:
The 1940's term Hipster was referred to aficionados of modern jazz who adopted certain lifestyles including the following: manner of dress, slang terminology, use of drugs, relaxed attitude, sarcastic humor, self-imposed poverty, and relaxed sexual codes. Early hipsters were generally white youths adopting many of the ways of urban blacks of the time, but later hipsters often copied the early ones without knowing the origins of the culture.

Hipster was also used in a different context at about the same time by Jack Kerouac in describing his vision of the Beat Generation. Along with Allen Ginsberg, Kerouac described 1940s hipsters "rising and roaming America,.. bumming and hitchhiking everywhere..."


CONTEMPORARY:
Hipster is a slang term which appeared in the late 1990s and 2000's to describe young, urban middle class and upper class adults with interests in non-mainstream fashion and culture, particularly alternative music, independent (indy) rock, indy film, magazines like Vice, Clash and Adbusters, and web sites like Pitchfork Media, Facebook, Myspace, etc. In some contexts, hipsters are also referred to as scenesters The term is sometimes used in a derogatory manner, referring to someone who moves from trend to trend while claiming to be outside of mainstream culture.

CRITICISM:
Elise Thompson, an editor for the LA blog LAist argues that "people who came of age in the 70s and 80s punk rock movement seem to universally hate 'hipsters'", which she defines as people wearing "expensive 'alternative' fashion", going to the "latest, coolest, hippest bar...and listening to the latest, coolest, hippest band." Thompson argues that hipsters "... don't seem to subscribe to any particular philosophy... or ...particular genre of music." Instead, she argues that they are "soldiers of fortune of style" who take up whatever is popular and in style, "appropriating the style" of past counter cultural movements such as punk, while "discarding everything that the style stood for."

SO AM I A HIPSTER?
There are many Portland musicians that would not fall into this category. They are considered "ROCKERS" because they actually play music and have artistic talent; therefore, are allowed to dress up in that 70's style fashion...WHY?...because they are not "POSING." "If I actually have a true passion for the the music, and art and dress the dress is that OK." Well mr. quote woman YES it is OK but remember you dress like a POSER. "Well i was dressing this way long before those fuckers." Well mr. quote person people have been dressing like that long before you were born.

CONCLUSION
This is a stereotype web site with controversial aspects so i want you to make sure you get the definition of the word HIPSTER correct. The word has broad meaning so we will subdivide this bitch into a more of a clear idea so you know what to call the next HIPSTER.

CHECK OUT THE HIPSTER BRANCH HERE >>>>

20 comments:

this website is really stupid

I cant fucking stand hipsters..esp. Portland hipsters..I lived in PDX for over 2 years and had to put up with the smelly, unfriendly, lazy fuckers. Thanks for making my day by devoting a site to these morons.

It seems like they first popped up around 2001, and slowly with the mass migration of people to PDX they have seemingly taken over.

Can't wait for their teenage kids to be appalled at Dad's droopy earlobes and Mom's wrinkly flaming dice.......

Por Que No? Really? how old is this shit?

GO home hipsters, Portland was better with out you. and don't forget to vote for Romney, just like your parents will.

portland is full of hipster fags especially in the alberta district...ewww... thank god for art school or i'd die of bordem by how unoriginal these idiots are.

To whoever wrote the "so, am i a hipster?" section:

I'm sure you have given yourself this title of "Portland musician/rocker" and think that every "hipster" is just imitating your style. If your such a fashion pioneer than stop dressing like (and crying about) the so called hipsters whom you despise so much.

And you have to be a musician to be allowed to dress a 70's? .... right. I am sure your musical career is going places mate.

Totally "Mate".

To answer your snide comment - I wrote the "so, am i hipster" section since this is my site genius. And why are you so angry. OH YEAH you must be a hipster - probably a Modster who is uptight, no talent, low self esteem, jealous, ugly, trust-fund baby who can't stay away from your booger sugar. Bet your pants are too tight as well.

This web site was made just for people like you (people who are offended by this website). Thank you for justifying that.

Portland all of its lazy fuck 20 somethings (trust fund cunts) does suck each and every time I have visit downtown. Portland is stuckup and thinks it's a big city. It wants to Ny, Ny but it doesn't have ANYTHING to be like that. Panhandlers, city leadership sporting cock in the mouth and stinky hairy man balls in each hand. Seattle is even worse

Love this site dude. I wanted to visit Portland for a long time with the good beer and all, but hearing it's hipster heaven keeps me away. Those fuckin toads ruin absolutely everything. At 25 years old I own a Triumph Bonneville and work at a fitness gym keep myself clean cut. Because of those qualties hipsters find it weird I ride a vintage bike;because their big thing now is riding Triumphs, drinking pbr and wearing skinny jeans. God damn, go fuck yourselves lol. Get dirty looks at bike shows bc I dress like a normal human being and ride the bikes "they" like but don't dress the part.. Check out bullshit hipster videos-- good website and makes fun of these assclows.

Hoping one day to make it Portland and Austin. Just sucks they are now the mecca of hipsters. I live by Chicago so I see them occasionally, just sucks they ruin everything with their smug attitiude.

I grew up in Portland and left for good in the early 90's. Haven't spent much time there in a long time, but I am going back soon for about a week. Can't wait for some hipster-spotting!

On a recent outing my wife and I popped into a bar along Ankney to get out of the rain.....Imagine my shock at seeing beards and fedors for as far as the eye could see...all of them texting each other. God help us, I think they are gaining numbers.

So I see you have visited Portland and Seattle

Portland: You've probably never heard of it.

How the fuck did you forget tattoos!!! Don't want to put off your readership too much? Seriously, is there anything more hipster than the massive amount of tattoos? Come on.

Those pictures, except for the one on the end, look like just regular, every day people.
They look like lumberjacks.

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