In Episode 4, Season 1 of Portlandia, Fred and Carrie are on a hunt to find the mayor, and they end up at this location. Turns out the mayor (Kyle MacLachlan) is openly reggae, and throwing down some natty dub bass lines.
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The Slabtown neighborhood in Northwest Portland got its name in the 1870s from the Northrup Street lumber mill's discarded log edges (called slabs) that were used as a cheap source of fuel.
This bar / music venue / falafel house is where Lars and Lucy know everyone in season 2.