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Portland, ME Named #5 Best 'Hipster' City by Travel & Leisure

Looking for some of the best microbrews, coffee bars, and thrift stores? Portland, Maine has everything to fit your hipster needs.

Hipsters, defined by wikipedia as a 'subculture is associated with independent music, a varied non-mainstream fashion sensibility, and alternative lifestyles.'

According to a survey conducted by Travel & Leisure Magazine, Portland is the #5 best city for hipsters (we even beat out NYC), ranked by live music, coffee bars, independent boutiques, microbrews, and offbeat and tech-savvy locals.

The survey suggests Portland visitors check out the trendy and fun Coffee by Design for a true hipster experience.

Jeff Mateja is the CEO/REALTOR at Universal Properties at Keller Williams Realty in Portland, Maine, and founder of, a blog about everything Portland, Maine, and beyond. Jeff also offers two premier home search tools for Buyers via and If you would like further information on any blog topics, please e-mail Jeff Mateja.

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Comment balloon 0 commentsJeff Mateja • April 10 2012 10:02AM