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No more vagina pillows (at that location)

Back in 2015, Portlandia was renewed for a sixth and seventh season, and season 7 is almost upon us.
One of the many recurring sketches on the program features Toni and Candace, the owners of the Women and Women First bookstore. While the name is a play on Chicago’s Women and Children First, episodes are filmed at Porland’s In Other Words.
On Monday, after a particularly intrusive shooting session, the staff at In Other Words have put a “Fuck Portlandia!” sign in the window, written a blog post about their issues why, and cut off their relationship with the program. Additional coverage/reposting at Splitsider, Jezebel and The A.V. Club
posted by Going To Maine on Sep 29, 2016 - 119 comments

economics decide the contest, and wealth wins every time

"The number of people living in poverty in Portland’s suburbs shot up almost 100 percent between 2000 and 2011, according to the Brookings Institute. If the North’s poor black residents are driven to the same poverty in less desirable areas, then the Portland Boheme for middle-class whites has been purchased at a price of cultural disruption and displacement, even violence. And while immigration to cozier, comfortable climes, and gentrification and attendant displacement are not new phenomena, I find that people flocking Portland-ward rarely wish to accept their own culpability or complicity in this story—there is a desire on behalf of most newcomers to think of themselves as socially progressive and so properly enlightened, as if being anti-racist or super-considerate and well-meaning, responsible even, somehow makes this process of ‘urban renewal’ consequence-less and clean. It is not." Michael Copperman, La Boheme Portlandia.
posted by everybody had matching towels on Nov 12, 2015 - 73 comments

Portland, Portlandia, and Whiteness

Portlandia is a white show for a white audience, and Portland is a very white place, by design. Kiran Herbert writes about the history of race in Portland and its depiction on Portlandia. Via
posted by Dip Flash on Sep 27, 2014 - 101 comments


Portraitlandia, a series of portraits of residents of Portland, Oregon (one nude). [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Jul 19, 2013 - 42 comments


BDSM is so mainstream, it's ridiculous. James Franco's just made two films (arguably NSFW) about it. It's on Portlandia (same). We all know why.
posted by xowie on Mar 2, 2013 - 23 comments

The cool people are everywhere; somehow, they've even made the weather rainier

Simpsons series 24 episode 7 (The Day The Earth Stood Cool) aired last night, being the hipsterification of Springfield, complete with urban nomads, artisanal donuts, Homer's new attire, the Decemberists, Marge being confused by The Onion, and gentrification. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Dec 10, 2012 - 109 comments

Look, I made a Poe!

Put A Poe On It
posted by Potomac Avenue on Oct 11, 2012 - 34 comments

Serious Business. For 30 Seconds. With a cutaway.

Fred Armisen wants you to Be Serious for 30 Seconds. [more inside]
posted by quin on Jun 27, 2012 - 28 comments

Wait, are we talking about the 1990's?

The dream of the 90's 1890's is alive in Portland (SLYT)
posted by Godwin Interjection on Feb 8, 2012 - 71 comments

Carrie in Portlandia

Stumptown Girl: An indie-rock star satirizes hipster culture, on “Portlandia.” A profile of Carrie Brownstein from The New Yorker.
posted by OmieWise on Dec 29, 2011 - 84 comments


The dream of the suburbs is alive... in Vancouver! (just across the river from Portland)
posted by mathowie on Dec 19, 2011 - 82 comments

Riddles of the Paranormal, with Xanthony O'Harbinger

"Portland, Ore-gone. A city where everyone knows things before you do." Featuring Rainn Wilson, Mayor Sam Adams and those Portlandia folks. Either shilling for the new Colin Meloy book, or just referencing it. IT'S SO IRONIC, WHO CAN TELL?!?! Ahem. YouTube link. Enjoy.
posted by thomsplace on Oct 25, 2011 - 36 comments

"Portland is a city where young people go to retire."

Dream of the 90's is a short music video promoting the upcoming sketch comedy series Portlandia, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. [more inside]
posted by OverlappingElvis on Dec 17, 2010 - 71 comments

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