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 & 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 appears 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 Wilmaette and Chautauqua appears in several episodes.