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keep portland weird

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Near the Voodoo Doughnut, off the west side of the 3rd Ave block, between Burnside and Ankeny, is the "Keep Portland Weird" mural featured in the opening of Portlandia.

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powell’s books

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In Episode 2, Season 1 of Portlandia, Powell's Books (and the Pearl District) are featured in the "biker's rights!" sketch. There are five locations of Powell's Books, but this is the exterior used on the show.

Interesting side note: the Pearl District has free wi-fi.

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the firehouse

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This filming location for Portlandia was featured in Episode 2, Season 1. The Firehouse is where the well-traveled couple of Kathy and Dave (Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein) are all in a tizzy over a dog being tied to a "piece of metal."

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portland city hall

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In Episode 2, Season 1 of Portlandia, Fred and Carrie visit the mayor (Kyle MacLachlan) and get roped into writing Portland's theme song. The mayor is adamant about it not sounding like Seattle.

The role of the mayor's assistant is played by actual Portland mayor Sam Adams.

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pcc library

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The Portland Community College Cascade Library serves as an Episode 1, Season 1 filming location for Portlandia. This is where The Sherlock Holmies compete in Portland's Adult Hide-and-Seek League.

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