Portlandia fans will have chance to see cast members, be on show

I love IFC's Portlandia, which throughly (but more-or-less accurately) mocks Portland.

Saw this in today's Oregonian: "Fiction -- well, satire -- meets reality when Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein -- who portray a pair of humor-impaired feminist bookstore clerks on their show, "Portlandia" -- turn up at In Other Words for a fundraiser. The "Portlandia" sequences were filmed at the Northeast Portland bookstore, and Armisen and Brownstein are helping raise money for the bookstore by auctioning off such items as a walk-on role in the currently filming season two of "Portlandia"; tickets to see Brownstein's band, Wild Flag; a voicemail greeting from Armisen, and more. 6:30 p.m., Saturday; $20 for current bookstore "sustainers" and volunteers, $40 for non-sustainers; In Other Words, 14 N.E. Killingsworth St.;inotherwords.org."

As the New York Times says:

The first episode of “Portlandia,” a new television show that pokes at this Northwest confection’s urban preciousness, includes a scene in which a couple at a restaurant interrogates a waitress about the quality of the life lived by a chicken they hope to order.

The couple soon learns that the bird was raised locally on sheep’s milk, soy and hazelnuts, and that it had a name, Colin.

“He looks like a happy little guy who runs around,” says the character played by Fred Armisen, a Saturday Night Live star and a creator of “Portlandia,” when he is shown a photograph of a pre-plucked version of the bird. “A lot of friends?”

That does, for better or worse, sound a lot like the Portland I live in. As does this video:

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