Portlandia: Keeping the Dream Alive

Despite my overly protective feelings about Portland, I’m still willing to give this new sketch comedy show with Fred Armisen a shot.  Here’s my problem with this though: I’m sure Armisen loves Portland, or at least half the creative team does, since Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein also stars.  But I always get the sense that when people (ahem, from NYC or LA, ahem) shit on the city as being this weird hippie type place, as they seem to be doing here, the dissers have never actually been there.

And actually the city is exactly like this song, oddly. Whether you think that’s bad or good is entirely up to you.  It’s all good from here. Maybe I’m just nostalgic of having lived the dream.

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