Portlandia, the satirical IFC show based in our fair city, is as much about Portland's quirky hangouts and neighborhoods as it is about its (often offbeat) people.
Currently, three seasons and 28 episodes old, Portlandia has spurned a slew of now-pop-culture phrases, such as "put a bird on it," as well as archetype characters such as the angry cyclist, repressed upper-middle-class yuppie and the over-the-top owners of a feminist bookstore. The show's funny because it rings true -- diners who obsess about eating local and the source of everything and a hot new brunch place with a line seemingly stretching for miles are always right around the corner.
The city itself is the inspiration, and below is a list of some of the more prominent filming locations featured in Portlandia. We're sure to have missed some -- please feel free to let us know, and we'll do our best to keep this up to date.
Intro and Season 1
- The Portlandia Statue in front of the Portland Building, at 1120 SW 5th Avenue, appears in the Portlandia intro.
- Mary's Strip Club at 129 SW Broadway appears in the Portlandia intro as well as on one of the star's t-shirts.
- The Zoobomb pile of bikes at SW 13th and Burnside appear in the Portlandia intro.
- Burnside Skatepark at 140 NE 2nd Avenue appears in the Portlandia intro as well as several episodes.
- The Firehouse Restaurant at 711 NE Dekum Street in the Woodlawn District in Season 1, Episode 1: "Whose Dog is This?"
- PCC Library at 705 N Killingsworth Street in Season 1 Episode 1: Hide and Seek.
- Women and Women First Feminist Bookstore, filmed at In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth Street, appears throughout the series.
- The Hollywood Theater at 4122 NE Sandy Boulevard appears in Season 1, Episode 5: "Warnicker Brothers."
- The Screen Door restaurant at 2337 E Burnside St appears in Season 1, Episode 6: "Food Porn."
- Oblique Coffee Roasters at 3039 SE Stark Street appears in Season 1, Episode 6: "Baseball Tryouts."
- Ad agency Weiden and Kennedy at 224 NW 13th Avenue appear in Season 1, Episode 4.
- Powell's City of Books at 1005 W Burnside Street appears in Season 1, Episode 2: "Biker's Rights."
- Berbati's Pan at 213 SW Ankeny Street appears in Season 1, Episode 5: "Sparklepony Gets Snubbed."
- The huge "Keep Portland Weird" sign at W Burnside and SW 3rd Avenue appears in the intro of Portlandia.
- The Gilt Club at 306 NW Broadway appears in Season 1, Episode X: "Is it Local?"
- The Deuce Hotel is actually the Ace Hotel, at 1022 SW Stark Street. It appears in Season 1, Episode 6: "Blunderbuss."
- Portland City Hall at 1221 SW 4th Avenue appears in several episodes.
- The Eastbank Esplanade appears in several episodes, including the intro to Season 1, Episode 1: "Dream of the 90s."
- Lucky Devil Lounge at 633 SE Powell Boulevard appears in Season 1, Episode 3: "Aimee."
- James John Cafe at 8527 N Lombard Street appears in Season 1, Episode 4: "Did You Read This?"
- Aliki Farms at 14019 NW Newberry Road appears in Season 1, Episode 2: "Is it Local?"
- Olympic Provisions at 1632 NW Thurman appears in Season 2, Episode 5: "The Dream of the 1890s."
- Mint at XXX appears in Season 2, Episode 1: "Mixologist."
- The Sandy River appears in Season 2, Episode 1 for the rubber raft adventure.
- Pok Pok at 3226 SE Division Street is referenced in Season 2, Episode 2 Thai allergy skit.
- Cathedral Park under the St. John's Bridge appears in the Season 2, Episode 3 wedding.
- Voodoo Donuts at 22 SW 3rd Ave appears in Season 2, Episode 3.
- Woodlawn Park on NE Dekum Street appears in Season 2, Episode 5: "Star Trek in the Park."
- The Avalon Theater at 3451 SE Belmont and the Bagdad Theater at 3702 SE Hawthorne Boulevard appear in Season 2, Episode 6: "Catnap."
- PG&E Park, home of the Portland Timbers, appears in Season 2, Episode 8.
- Blue Lake Regional Park in Fairview, Oregon, appears in Season 2, Episode 8
- Fisherman's Porch is actually Good Neighbors Pizza at the corner of NE Dekum & NE 8th -- Season 2, Episode 10
- The Willamette Boulevard Overlook at Willamette and Chautauqua appears in several episodes.