Now that the snowpocalypse is behind us, the Rose City is spring-ing forward with two very “Portlandic” events.
First, after a (too) long hiatus Portlandia is back at the Mission Theater on February 27th!
In case you’re one of the few who isn’t watching the show…
Portlandia is an IFC Original Series created, written, and starring the very funny Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live) and Carrie Brownstein (vocalist/guitarist of Sleater-Kinney). Each episode is composed of a few mini skits showcasing the antics of silly walking Portland (sometimes all too real) stereotypes.
One of my all time favorite skits was when Carrie and Fred leave Portland and head to Southern California where they quite literally face the wrath of the sun!
Being from Southern California myself, but having lived in Portland for the past three years, this is a reality that I am sadly all too familiar with….seasonal defective disorder anyone?
Make sure not to miss Portlandia at the beautiful Mission Theater (only a block and a half away from the hostel!) on Thursday nights at 7:00 and 10:00 pm.
And for a complete schedule of Mission Theater events click here.
Second, “Portraitlandia” is on display at the Newspace Center for Photography until March 2nd. “Portraitlandia” is the amazing work of photographer Kirk Crippens. Crippens is an internationally renowned artist whose photos have been on display all over the United States, China, and in Europe at the National Portrait Galleries in London and Edinburgh.
His “Portraitlandia” series is a personal favorite that we featured in our January post, “How to dress like a Portlander.”
The photographs are like the IFC series, in that they capture the quirky residents of Portland, but this time in a more serious and contemplative tone.
We hope to see you there!!