Culture Cheat Sheet: Essay

Portland’s Cultural Exports Might Never Take Over the World. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing.

Almost famous is just fine by us.

11/14/2016 By Shawn Levy

TELEVISION

Jerry Seinfeld and Fred Armisen Grab Coffee in Portland

The Portland episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee premiered today. It's awkward, it's funny, and it's worth a watch.

12/04/2014 By Marty Patail

BOOKS & TALKS

Carrie Brownstein on Lena Dunham, 'Girls,' and 'Portlandia'

Riot grrrls meets 'Girls" on Oct 19 as the 'Portlandia' star and former Sleater-Kinney guitarist talks with the star of HBO’s 'Girls' about her new book.

10/13/2014 By Aaron Scott

LONG STORY SHORT

Portlandia's Mayor Turns to the Bottle

Kyle MacLachlan's Walla Walla winery Pursued by Bear is earning accolades from oenophiles nationwide. Here's how it came to be.

09/26/2014 By Matthew Halverson

TELEVISION

'Portlandia' Scores Six Emmy Nominations, Plus Lena Dunham Chats 'Girls' with Carrie Brownstein

Portlandia joins the big leagues, including best supporting actor for Fred Armisen, and Lena Dunham from 'Girls' comes to town to talk with riot grrrl Carrie Brownstein.

07/15/2014 By Schuyler Keenan

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: March 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Ursula K. Le Guin to the Portlandia statue.

03/03/2014 Illustrations by Matty Newton

TELEVISION

QUIZ: Truth or Portlandia?

Can you distinguish the wackiness of Portlandia from the weirdness of real-life Portland in preview of the show's fourth season.

02/26/2014 By Molly Woodstock

WEB EXCLUSIVE

8 Awesome Live Wire Sketches and Behind-the-Scenes Slide Show

Head writer Courtenay Hameister picks her favorite sketches, interviews, and extras for your viewing and listening pleasure, while we look at what goes into making a Live Wire episode.

12/17/2013

COMEDY

Q&A: 'Dork Forest' comedian Jackie Kashian

Podcaster, comic, and writer of erotic fan fiction will be showcasing all of her talents this weekend at Hawthorne Theater.

07/11/2013 By John Chandler

TREND WATCH

Trend Watch: Portlandia

Portlandia is more than a show at this point. We're declaring it a fashion flash point.

04/18/2013 By Eden Dawn Research by Beau Reed

Slideshow

Trend Watch: Portlandia

Portlandia is more than a show at this point. It's a fashion flash point.

04/16/2013

TELEVISION

Portlandia Season 3: The Best and Worst So Far

Let's get caught up with the continuing adventures of Fred and Carrie.

01/31/2013 By John Chandler

ARTS NEWS

The NY Times Discovers PDX Has Karaoke!

The Grey Lady won’t stop believing in Portlandia’s free bird.

01/17/2013 By Aaron Scott

TELEVISION

Download the Portlandia Winter Special for Free

Portlandia chases away the gray with its “non-denominational, optionally religious winter holiday celebration timed around the solstice." Plus, SNL’s Bobby Moynihan.

12/20/2012 By Aaron Scott

POWER RANKING

Power Ranking: Portland Jokes

As Portlandia starts its third season this month, what’s fresh, and what’s going stale?

12/18/2012

TELEVISION

Portlandia Visits Springfield

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein guest star in Sunday's "The Simpsons" as cool parents from Portland. Also appearing: The Decemberists.

12/05/2012 By John Chandler

TELEVISION

Meals For Monologues

Three cans of food buys you two minutes with a casting director—today only!

12/05/2012 By Meaghan Morawski

Culturephile

Portland Film Family Tree

Mapping the connections that make Portland one of the country’s greatest indie film towns

10/16/2012 By Anne Richardson

Article

Interview with Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein

In preview of the new season, we talk with the Portlandia's co-creater and co-star, Carrie Brownstein, about the reaction Portlandia's garnered across the country, and about what's new in Season 3.

08/31/2012 By Aaron Scott and Eden Dawn

We Heart Video

Behind the Scenes of Our Portlandia Shoot!

Have a good look at the most fun photo shoot of the year.

12/20/2011 By Eden Dawn