The Huffington Post names PSU among America's top 10 "most hipster colleges"
Author: Suzanne Pardington, University Communications
Posted: July 14, 2011

Portland State University's (PSU) easy access to hip bars, burritos and librarians have earned it a spot on The Huffington Post's top 10 "hipster schools." 

The website says it "scoured the country for campuses where skinny jeans, American Spirits and Moleskins are de rigueur" to compile this year's tongue-in-cheek list

PSU comes in at No. 5 with the following commentary: "Ah, Portland, you hipster enclave, you. Hipsters are so prominent at Portland State that they have their own bars and their own guide to burritos. Most amazingly, Portland State is the epicenter of a rare species (becoming more common) called the Hipster Librarian. Have hipsters infiltrated every facet of Portland? The question is begged: Are hipsters attracted to the melancholy Oregon city, or does it produce them?"

The other universities on the list are: Grinnell College, University of California-Santa Cruz, University of Georgia, Parsons The New School for Design, Brown University, Colorado College, Prescott College, University of Chicago, and Earlham College.