So Sue Us

Why the Portlandia statue failed to become an icon.


Cover Story
The Statue of Liberty is a defining symbol of the United States. Her likeness appears on everything from quarters to tacky bobbleheads. She’s had a cameo role in countless films. This story    More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

At TechFestNW, Startup Founders Charlie Brown and Sam Blackman Talk About "Selling the City Without Selling Out"

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News
Portland's new wave of businessmen are ready to take on the challenge of "keeping Portland weird."That was the message at a Friday TechFestNW panel featuring Charlie Brown of Context Partners and Sam Blackman of Elemental Technologies. “Portland is offering us an incredibly unique opportunity to take the torch from the Knights and the Wiedens and maintain Portland as our competitive advantage,” ...   More
 
Friday, August 15, 2014 SAMI EDGE

Has Portlandia doomed us to be overrun by annoying sightseers?


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I work downtown, and I’m getting tired of tourists asking me, “When do the Zoobombers go by?” or “Where are the famous food carts?” It seems to gets worse every day. Has Portlandia doome   More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 MARTY SMITH

Portlandia At Cartlandia

Fred and Carrie go to 82nd Avenue.


DVD & TV
Only the most devious real-estate agent would classify the tract of land occupied by Cartlandia as “prime Portland.” Splayed across a parking lot on Southeast 82nd Avenue, just a few hundred f   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Portlandia Announces Season 4 Cameos

The forthcoming season of the IFC show will feature appearances by Kirsten Dunst, Paul Allen and Dan Savage.

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Movies & Television
To the delight of seemingly everyone but Portlanders themselves, the twee machine that is Portlandia just keeps churning, and today the show announced the cameos for its fourth season.As reported by Spin, the next season of the IFC show will feature cameos from Maya Rudolph, Kirsten Dunst, Savage Love columnist Dan Savage and 48th richest person in the world Paul Allen, among others. We’ll also ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Portland Fall Arts Guide 2013: 24-Hour Arty People

A day in the life of Portland’s working artists.


Cover Story
Art is work. We celebrate the geniuses with virtuoso brilliance and seemingly effortless creativity, but that’s not the way it is for most professionals. Sure, Portland has plenty of dilettant   More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 WW Staff

Scoop: Quite a Week, Innit?


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FIGHTING OVER FRED: Portlandia has long been a polarizing phenomenon within the city it skewers, but some Portlanders’ distaste for the hit sketch-comedy show runs deeper than others’. One d   More
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 WW Culture Staff

The FBI Asks for 'Portlandia' Sketch for Training

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News
Maybe the FBI is now operating in the WTF business: The agency asked Portlandia if it could use a sketch spoofing recycling culture for training.Co-star Carrie Brownstein told The Hollywood Reporter that an instructor from the FBI academy in Quantico, Va., asked producers to use the "Sanitation Twins" sketch in its advanced-intelligence classes, which focus on terrorism, espionage, IP theft and other ...   More
 
Monday, June 24, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Raymond Kaskey Gets Some Beer Money From Laurelwood's Portlandia Pils

Sculptor Was Paid for Image on Local Brewery's Label.

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Food & Drink
The Statue of Liberty is everywhere in New York. Portland's own iconic statue, not so much.That's because the man who made Portlandia (the statue) copyrighted the image of the work, partly paid for with your tax dollars. That shrewd move now gets sculptor Raymond Kaskey a little beer money, thanks to Laurelwood Brewing.Last year, the company released a Portlandia Pils bearing the image of the ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by Martin Cizmar

Willamette Week's Office on Portlandia: An Annotated Guide to Our Junk

Hey, our stuff is on the teevee!

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Movies & Television
This week Portlandia aired a sketch set at the Portland Tribune, which was actually filmed inside  Willamette Week's office in Northwest Portland.So what’s all that crap scattered around? Don't worry, we know you're dying to know. We're stoked that our stuff is on national television, even if most of us were deemed unfit for camera. WW explains with this annotated catalog of every ...   More
 
Monday, January 28, 2013 by Martin Cizmar

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