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Portlandia Season 7 In Hindsight

Portlandia Season 7 Now Available.

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Exclusive Premiere: Wild Ones “Golden Twin”

Wild Ones gentle pop melodies are a far cry from the gritty guitar-driven sound that put Portland, Or., on the musical map back in the 90s. Their songs are filled with simple melodies, spare synths and sparse drums layered into unconventional pop melodies with lilting, melancholy songs. It’s a winning combination. Danielle Sullivan’s voice is […]

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Kumail tours Portlandia’s vegan strip club (for work, really)

Kumail stops in at a strip club that caters to people with meat-free lifestyles.

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Exclusive Premiere: Sassparilla “All The Way In”

When it comes to bringing the sound of Americana to life, it’s hard to top Portland, Oregon-based outfit Sassparilla. Whether you call them folk-punk or psychobilly or just rockabilly with a seriously Portland twist, Sassparilla makes modern music drenched in a vintage feel. Whatever you dub their sound, the band — Kevin Blackwell (vocals, lead […]

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Exclusive Premiere: Jasmine Ash “Starlight”

It’s too bad the title “Walking on Sunshine” was already taken (and sorry for getting it stuck in your head now) because that title would be the perfect moniker for Jasmine Ash’s latest release. While the track is called “Starlight” the song itself is filled with sunshine. It’s unadulterated and unabashed bubblegum pop that plays […]

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Exclusive Premiere: Aan “I Don’t Need Love”

When critics compare your group to such buzzy bands as Animal Collective and Dirty Projectors, it can be a lot to live up to. But Aan is getting used to it. In fact, the Portland, Ore.,-based band may actually be thriving under the pressure, because their music just keeps getting better and better. Led by […]

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Virgin America Names A New PDX-Themed Plane

As of June 5th, impossibly-trendy airline Virgin America will start routing flights out of impossibly-trendy PDX airport, allowing Portlandians cheap access to the Southland: 99 bucks for a twice-daily nonstop to Los Angeles, or a once-daily nonstop to San Francisco. This may not seem like a big deal, but Portland&#8212despite its global reputation&#8212is still a […]

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The Top Five Carrie Brownstein Music Videos

Sleater-Kinney to Wild Flag

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Carrie for Mayor!

It’s March, and you know what that means: Brackets! Lots and lots of brackets. Not just in college basketball, either. Why, over at Bill Simmons’ sports and culture Web site Grantland, they just finished up a tournament to crown the best character from HBO’s “The Wire” (to the surprise of no one, the winner was […]

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Tales of Portland Public Transit

In Portland, public transportation is a culture unto itself. I suppose that’s true of all major cities, but it’s especially valid here, in a city considered to have one of the best transit systems in the country. Combine the ease of getting around with the other things that make Portland so Portlandian, and that makes […]