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'Portlandia' is Back! Here's The Jaunted Guide to America's Favorite Weird City

January 8, 2015 at 3:18 PM | by | ()

After a few years of taking the hits on their city's strange culture, and laughing about it too, the actual people who inhabit Portland, Oregon may be totally done with the "Portlandia" sketch show starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brown (and occasionally, Kyle Maclachlan.)

Still, there's no denying that even skits that have nothing to do with Portland (like the Battlestar Galactica marathon) had us wanting to go to there and hang out with some like-minded peeps.

So whether you visit Portland to locate the "Feminist Bookstore", or take an Instagram-worthy shot of the "Keep Portland Weird" sign, or eat your way through the Food Trucks, here are some ideas for your visit.

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Become a 'Portlandia' Local with IFC's Latest Sweepstakes

August 7, 2014 at 4:01 PM | by | ()

If you love celery, the '90s, and putting birds on things, then IFC has a new sweepstakes just for you.

The network is giving one fan the chance be a Portlandia local, at least for a few days, with a trip to Portland and a walk on role in the show.

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How To Get Tickets To 'Portlandia Live' in NYC

December 18, 2012 at 2:40 PM | by | ()

If you missed Portlandia The Tour last year, tickets are now on sale for the next best thing, Portlandia Live in NYC.

The event, featuring Portlandia stars Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and co-creator Jonathan Kristel, will be take place on Monday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. as part of The New York Times’ TimesTalks series at the TimesCenter. The trio will discuss the show, their characters, and life in Portlandia with Times reporter Dave Itzkoff.

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Last Chance to Catch Portland's 'Trek in the Park' for Free

August 21, 2012 at 2:16 PM | by | ()

This weekend is your last chance to catch Trek in the Park at Cathedral Park in Portland, OR. Each summer a dedicated group of Portland theater geeks come together to perform a classic episode of Star Trek before a live audience.

This year's episode is Journey To Babel, in which Captain Kirk learns Ambassador Sarek and his human wife Amanda are Spock’s parents.

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How to Join Season Three of 'Portlandia' as an Extra

June 26, 2012 at 1:43 PM | by | ()

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are returning to the streets of Portland this summer to begin filming the third season of Portlandia and they want you to join them!

The show will once again be filming in Portland’s neighborhoods, cafes, hiking trails and clubs, and they need real Portlanders to fill in the background of those scenes for a sweet little $70 a day.

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Why Yes, This Donut is Shaped Like an Airplane

June 8, 2012 at 3:41 PM | by | ()

"Put a bird on it!" That may be the most famous quote from the popular IFC series "Portlandia," but it's also Virgin America's goal—to put one of their birds on a Portland route. Today, that bird flies SFO-PDX for the first time and we're on board.

Let's start out by saying that Virgin America knows how to throw a launch party. They do it often enough that it's now a finely crafted work of party art. For this week's first landing in Portland, the theme was "local": local libations, local entertainment and local celebrities.

Just steps after disembarking the A320 named "Mt. Hoodie," the planeload of first flyers was greeted with a glass of champagne (not cheap stuff, either) and a red carpet, where "Portlandia" mayor Kyle MacLachlan gave a speech in character. It was hilarious and he made sure to let us know that even though his preferred method of travel is bicycle, he was still excited about Virgin America's entry into the city.

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Virgin America's CEO Dishes During Their Inaugural Flight to PDX

June 6, 2012 at 7:37 PM | by | ()

"Put a bird on it!" That may be the most famous quote from the popular IFC series "Portlandia," but it's also Virgin America's goal—to put one of their birds on a Portland route. Today, that bird flies SFO-PDX for the first time and we're on board.

To say that Virgin America took advantage of every second of the short, hour-and-a-half inaugural flight from SFO to PDX would be a gross understatement. The second the doors closed, all the way until we disembarked in Portland, the activities for passengers kept on coming. Meanwhile, we dutifully filled you in from the air.

To kick off, the flight began by screening an episode of "Portlandia" that heavily featured the flight's two big guests: "Portlandia" mayor, actor Kyle MacLachlan and real Portland mayor/"Portlandia" mayor's assistant, Sam Adams. The episode got everyone on the flight pumped up and ready to party (as if they weren't already), as well as primed for a quick game of "Portlandia" trivia, which we knew all the answers to (duh).

Shortly after takeoff, Virgin's hand-picked crew began beverage service and, before we knew it, we were sitting with Virgin America CEO David Cush. Time for some serious questions.

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Hello from 32,000 Feet, Onboard Virgin America's First Flight to Portland, Oregon

June 5, 2012 at 6:07 PM | by | ()

"Put a bird on it!" That may be the most famous quote from the popular IFC series "Portlandia," but it's also Virgin America's goal—to put one of their birds on a Portland route. Today, that bird flies SFO-PDX for the first time and we're on board.

LIVE from 32,000' above Northern California:

We are officially airborne and on our way to Portland! The pre-departure festivities at San Francisco's snazzy Terminal 2 were complete with cookies and celebratory remarks by Virgin America CEO David Cush and "Portlandia" mayor's assistant/real Portland mayor, Sam Adams. Kyle MacLachlan, who plays the mayor in "Portlandia," is here as well, so really we just need to have shell art kits in the seatback pockets and all will be ideal.

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Does Portland Deserve an Emmy? The Mayor Thinks 'Portlandia' Does

June 1, 2012 at 12:43 PM | by | ()

With Emmy nominations right around the corner Portland Mayor Sam Adams, Travel Portland, and Oregon Film, are asking Academy voters to Put An Emmy On Portlandia.

In a recent video, Mayor Adams, who is the real Mayor of Portland and also plays the Mayor's assistant on the show, explained why the city is willing is to stand behind Portlandia.

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'Put a Bird on It' and Take 20% Off a Virgin America Flight

May 11, 2012 at 9:50 AM | by | ()

Oh hey— do you live in California or Oregon? Well, as if you needed any more reason to be excited for the start of Virgin America flying to Portland, the airline has launched a contest called "Arts and Aircrafts" with IFC's hit show "Portlandia." Of course there's a prize in it: a free flight to PDX and the opportunity to party in an airplane hangar.

To enter, go HERE, pick one of your Facebook photos, then, well, YOU PUT A FRIGGIN' BIRD ON IT (as we've done with this photo). Don't worry if you don't understand the reference, you will soon enough. The top-voted photo winners will get a free trip to PDX on Virgin America's inaugural flight in a few weeks, in addition to joining in on the Portland hangar party.

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Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen to Make a 'Portlandia' Travel Guidebook

February 14, 2012 at 1:00 PM | by | ()

IFC's hit series Portlandia has been showing us around Portland's neighborhoods for two seasons, and now they are bringing that expertise to bookstores.

Hachette imprint Grand Central Publishing will release “PORTLANDIA: A Guide for Visitors” later this year. The book will be written like a traditional travel guide, but instead of providing practical information, like prices or reviews, it will take readers on a tour of Portland's landmarks, shops, and restaurants in the same quirky tone Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen use on their sketch comedy show.

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Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Move from 'Portlandia' to Springfield for ‘The Simpsons'

January 13, 2012 at 12:18 PM | by | ()

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein will soon find out if they can put a bird on it in Springfield too. The Simpsons has tapped the dynamic duo of IFC’s Portlandia to guest star on an episode, entitled The Day the Earth Stayed Cool, that will air next fall.

Fred and Carrie will voice characters who are part of a “cool” family which moves in next door to The Simpsons from Portland. In the episode Homer will try to be friends with them, but Marge will remain skeptical about being that "cool."

Simpsons executive producer Al Jean said the Portlandia stars are "the best thing to come out of Portland since everything our show took out of Portland," including Portland native and show creator Matt Groening.

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