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‘Portlandia’ Hits the Road: Coming to a City Near You

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This winter, the city of Portlandia is coming to a town near you. As we get ready for the second season of IFC’s hit comedy (January 6th!), the stars and creators of “Portlandia,” Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, are hitting the road and heading out on a six- city tour.

The tour will feature Fred Armisen, who you may recognize from “Saturday Night Live,” and Carrie Brownstein of Wild Flag and Sleater-Kinney performing live music, presenting sneak-peek clips from the show’s second season and sharing personal anecdotes about the creation and inspiration of Portlandia and its variety of eccentric characters, including Portland’s openly reggae mayor (Kyle MacLachlan, “Desperate Housewives,” “Twin Peaks”); Peter and Nance, an overly eco-conscious couple; and Toni and Candice, the shopkeepers of the feminist bookstore, “Women and Women First.”

Portlandia: The Tour begins in Portland, Oregon (obviously) on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, but tickets go on sale Tuesday, November 22, 2011.Yes, that’s tomorrow. For more ticket information, head here.

Portlandia: The Tour Dates and Venues:

Tuesday, December 27
Hollywood Theatre

Wednesday, December 28
Showbox at the Market

Friday, December 30
San Francisco

Tuesday, January 17
Los Angeles

Wednesday, January 18
The Hideout

Friday, January 20
Music Hall of Williamsburg

Saturday, January 21
New York
Bowery Ballroom

For the latest news on the new season and on Portlandia the Tour, check out our Facebook page and follow along on Twitter @ifcportlandia and use the hashtag #Portlandia

The second season of “Portlandia” starts on January 6, 2012

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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