Portland: “Where Young People Go to Retire.”

Via Anna Brones
on Jan 4, 2011
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Portland. A city full of coffee-loving, organic-chewing, bike-riding, Mac-using, liberals. A bubble so to say. A bubble in which many of us are very happy to find ourselves. But that doesn’t mean you can’t poke fun at the bubble.

Enter Portlandia, a new series soon to premiere on IFC. One of the early released videos to promote the show has already made its rounds of Portlandites, but watching it never gets old. With good one liners like “all the girls wear glasses” and “in Portland, you can put a bird on something and call it art” this video is hard not to love.


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About Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a writer, producer and the author of The Culinary Cyclist. She is also the founder and editor of Foodie Underground.


13 Responses to “Portland: “Where Young People Go to Retire.””

  1. elephantjournal says:

    That video is amazing. Can't wait for the series…(if only I had tv). ~ Lindsey B.

  2. elephantjournal says:

    Jennifer W This is perfect! Now I can show people why I want to move there rather than trying to explain it! 😀

    Rick Gilbert Other reasons to love Portland: Powell's Books, Hawthorne District, mobile food culture, McMenamins empire-including Edgefield 30 minutes away, beer geekdom to rival anywhere, micro-distilleries, pinot noir hq of the US, a few hours from the Pacific Ocean, uh-the Shins and other bands I'm not hip enough to know about.

    • 13thfloorelevators says:

      The Shins?
      Portland is a pretty self-conscious place, and not terribly accepting of newcomers. There's a reason for that: you listen to the Shins and think McMenamins has the best beer in town.

  3. Guy Leisure says:

    Brilliant, its like they were there the whole time.

  4. 13thfloorelevators says:

    Haha look at Carrie's hair. Is she supposed to be straight in this?

  5. Anna, thanks for ths one. I could not stop laughing during that video!

  6. Yogini says:

    That guy looks like (and probably sings like) the guy who played Jackson in The Gilmore Girls. As an East Coaster, I could probably say that the 90s seemed to happen for one fleeting moment up in New England … and be accurate …

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  8. Carl says:

    Why is it that people of PDX dislike this show? it is bringing much needed commmerce for the city. I love Portland lived there for 7 years! I have to admit that some of the skits are lame,but i still dig the show. Cheers!

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