Take a Trip to Portlandia.
Thursdays 10P, Returns Jan 8
Spyke and Iris join forces with a gang of former MTV stars to take back MTV from the Tweens; a group of frustrated college grads stage a protest on the dance floor; Sandra has a crush on a mysterious man in her meditation class.
The Mayor sends Fred and Carrie on a door-to-door mission to Seattle to recruit new citizens for Portland; pedicab driver hustles for clients; Peter and Nance prepare for the opening of their Bed and Breakfast with a visit to The Doily Shoppe.
Nina goes to great lengths to throw an extravagant 32nd birthday party for herself. The day-long event is set to include activities ranging from horseback rides to sunrise yoga that will last well into the night. The party turns into a Tapas Dinner.
Concerned parents Brendan and Michelle start a band that makes kids music; The Portland Nerd Council issues a Public Service Announcement; Malcom and Kris have an uncomfortable lunch at a vegan restaurant. The Feminist Bookstore hosts a comedy night.
Following an environmental scandal, The Mayor steps down from office and moves off the grid.
A temp worker hopes to turn her gig as Interim Mayor of Portland into a full-time job with Fred and Carrie's help. A wedding is interrupted. Local baristas draft a coffee shop manifesto. Kath and Dave struggle to find a table at a restaurant. Joaquin's friends investigate his frequent disappearances. The Rats write a book.
Peter and Nance practice hosting friends at the soft opening of their bed and breakfast; a magazine features a local furniture maker in their Man Issue; steampunks attend a convention; Fred takes a love interest on a bold third date.
The City of Portland is overrun with art projects; Fred and Carrie's relationship is complicated by their roommate Alexandra; a movie theater sells artisanal concessions. Kath and Dave are concerned about the coyotes in their neighborhood.
The Rats decide to move out of their newly-gentrified neighborhood; first-time parents read various child-rearing books; Gahvin and his girlfriend go to the movies; Carrie and Alexandra have dinner at a communal table.
Electricity is shut off for the entire City of Portland due to unpaid bills at the Mayor's Office. Peter and Nance have a mysterious guest at their bed and breakfast. Kath and Dave go into survival mode. Fred and Carrie team up to find Mr. Mayor and restore power to the city.