San Francisco newspaper says Tucson is cool

2013-05-17T11:30:00Z 2014-08-07T08:23:27Z San Francisco newspaper says Tucson is coolCathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Tucson's cool.

 Just ask the San Francisco Chronicle.

 In a travel piece earlier this month, the newspaper — daily circulation 223,549, 286,121 Sunday — compared Tucson's hipness factor to that of Portland, Ore.

"This smallish southwestern town, better known as a jumping-off point for the Saguaro National Park, has turned into a surprisingly hip little burg. A kind of Portland without the rain. A Mission District without the attitude (and without the long lines for restaurants)."

Click here to read the full story, which also gives shout-outs to Hotel Congress and Cup Cafe, Fourth Avenue and the Dunbar/Spring Community Garden and surrounding neighborhood.

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