Portland: Where clowns and tall bikes (still) thrive

Posted by on December 17th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

I finally watched the trailer (see it below) for the new show, Portlandia that’s coming to IFC in January. The show is set up as a spoof of sorts on Portland’s weirdness, where “The dream of the ’90s is still alive” and where “young people go to retire.”

Just for the record, I think it’s fantastic that our city is full of people who make and build tall bikes, who clown and perform, and do other creative things. I find it interesting that Portland is being spoofed about this. Bring it on!

Check out the trailer below… where you’ll see some local tall-bike riders among the extras…

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Awesome.
I love how LA of all places is the “normal” one.

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I noticed Kyle Maclachlan plays the Mayor in Portlandia and Sam Adams plays the Mayors assistant. Is this strange coincidence of names or is Portlands Mayor have a recurring part in this? Either way, that’s too weird! Even for Portland.

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That should read as “or does Portland’s Mayor”

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OK, so that IS Mayor Sam Adams playing the Mayor’s Assistant. I’m also surprised at some of the other folks appearing in Portlandia.

http://broadwayworld.com/article/STAGE_TUBE_Fred_Armisen_Carrie_Brownstein_Welcome_You_to_IFCs_Portlandia_20101217

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Where can we go to see this when it airs?

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Haha, this is exactly what happened to me when I visited Portland in Dec. 2009. It inspired me to invent a solar panel for a bicycle.