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(2011– )

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According to Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, the feminist bookstore scenes are actually shot at the very same non-profit bookstore that inspired the characters. The store is filmed as-is, without any additional set dressing.
The recurring role of the Mayor of Portland is played by actor Kyle MacLachlan, while the role of the mayor's assistant is played by Portland's actual formal mayor, Sam Adams.
Most of the dialogue spoken by Kumail Nanjiani is also written and/or improvised by him.
In early 2012, the premiere of season two was kicked off with a series of live stage shows called Portlandia: The Tour. Stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein appeared at concert venues in major US cities where they performed sketches, played songs and showcased clips from the upcoming episodes. The cities on the tour included San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Seattle and, of course, Portland.
The name for the show is taken from the statue seen in the opening credits. Portlandia is the second largest copper repoussé statue in the US, next to the Statue of Liberty.
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Carrie Brownstein revealed during the 2012 Portlandia tour that Catherine E. Coulson has been sought several times for roles in the second season of the series. Coulson was eventually booked for an episode; even though she was a local actress, she was extremely busy with various regional theater commitments.
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Number 5 of the Adult Hide & Seek league is BrianKoch, the drummer of the Portland band Blitzen Trapper.
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