List of Portlandia episodes

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The following is a list of episodes for the IFC satire television series Portlandia. The series stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and premiered on January 21, 2011.[1]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonsEpisodesOriginally airedDVD release date
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2Region 4
16January 21, 2011 (2011-01-21)February 25, 2011 (2011-02-25)December 6, 2011 (2011-12-06)[2]N/AAugust 1, 2012 (2012-08-01)[3]
210January 6, 2012 (2012-01-06)March 9, 2012 (2012-03-09)September 25, 2012 (2012-09-25)[4]N/AAugust 7, 2013 (2013-08-07)[5]
311December 14, 2012 (2012-12-14)March 1, 2013 (2013-03-01)July 9, 2013 (2013-07-09)[6]N/AN/A
410[7]February 27, 2014 (2014-02-27)May 1, 2014 (2014-05-01)TBATBATBA
510[7]2015 (2015)[7]TBATBATBATBA

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2011)[edit]

Series
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Season
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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Farm"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel & Allison SilvermanJanuary 21, 2011 (2011-01-21)

Peter and Nance go to great lengths to make sure that their restaurant order is ethical and humane (guest starring Jason Sudeikis). Also: Dream of the 90's, Mind-Fi, restroom policy of the Feminist bookstore (based on In Other Words bookstore[8]), Hide and Seek League.

Cameos: Steve Buscemi and Zac Pennington
22"A Song for Portland"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel & Allison SilvermanJanuary 28, 2011 (2011-01-28)

Fred and Carrie meet the Mayor of Portland (guest star Kyle MacLachlan) who gives them a special assignment. Sam Adams, the real Mayor of Portland, plays the assistant to the mayor.

Also: Put a Bird on It, Spike's Bike Lane, Toni & Candace "help" a student (guest star Aubrey Plaza) at the Feminist Bookstore. 
33"Aimee"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel & Allison SilvermanFebruary 4, 2011 (2011-02-04)

Fred and Carrie discover that their maid is none other than their favorite singer-songwriter, Aimee Mann. Also: Spike decides "It's over", Coffee Land, Oversized shipping box, "Get out of there!", Dumpster Divers, Lucky Devil Lounge.

Cameo: Sarah McLachlan
44"Mayor is Missing"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel & Allison SilvermanFebruary 11, 2011 (2011-02-11)

When the Mayor goes missing, Fred and Carrie begin a frantic search for him. Sam Adams and Joanna Bolme appear.

Cameos: Aubrey Plaza, Kumail Nanjiani, Edie McClurg, Portland journalists Dwight Jaynes and Pat Boyle. 
55"Blunderbuss"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel & Allison SilvermanFebruary 18, 2011 (2011-02-18)

All of Portlandia is swept up in the excitement of a new music and film festival.

Cameos: Gus Van Sant, Selma Blair, Jenny Conlee and Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, James Mercer, and Corin Tucker
66"Baseball"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel & Allison SilvermanFebruary 25, 2011 (2011-02-25)

The Mayor turns to Fred and Carrie to help him put together a big league baseball team.

Cameos: Heather Graham, Nick Kroll, Angel Bouchet, and Joshua Malina

Season 2 (2012)[edit]

On February 14, 2011, a second season of ten episodes was ordered and began airing on January 6, 2012, at 10 pm ET/PT.[9] Guest stars for this season include Penny Marshall, Jack McBrayer, Tim Robbins, Robin Pecknold, Andy Samberg, Joanna Newsom,[10] Amber Tamblyn, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kristen Wiig,[11] Edward James Olmos, James Callis, St. Vincent,[12] Isaac Brock,[12] LaMarcus Aldridge, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Ed Begley, Jr., Jeff Goldblum, Sean Hayes, Miranda July, Kumail Nanjiani, Eddie Vedder[13] and Ronald D. Moore.

Series
number
Season
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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
71"Mixologist"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto & Jonathan KriselJanuary 6, 2012 (2012-01-06)

Carrie is attracted to a cool bartender (guest Andy Samberg) and pursues him to "SoCal".

Cameo: Ehren McGhehey
82"One Moore Episode"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto & Jonathan KriselJanuary 13, 2012 (2012-01-13)

Fred and Carrie become obsessed with Battlestar Galactica and solicit the cast and crew to make a new episode. Also: Allergy Pride Parade, Artisan Knot Shop, Eddie Vedder tattoo.

Cameos: James Callis, Jeff Goldblum, Ronald D. Moore, Edward James Olmos, and Eddie Vedder
93"Cool Wedding"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto & Jonathan KriselJanuary 20, 2012 (2012-01-20)

Spike and Iris plan, then cancel, their wedding. Also: Dropped iPhone, "You Go!", No bag at the supermarket, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

Cameos: Jack McBrayer, Rebecca Cole of Wild Flag, and Shohreh Aghdashloo
104"Grover"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto & Jonathan KriselJanuary 27, 2012 (2012-01-27)
A couple work to get their son into a private pre-school. Also: DJ Night, The "Ring-Tones" play for the DMV hold line, Scavenger hunt, Panhandling
115"Cops Redesign"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto & Jonathan KriselFebruary 3, 2012 (2012-02-03)

The Mayor asks Fred and Carrie to redesign the Portland Police Department's uniforms to improve their image. Also: Dream of 1890s, Pre-school parents argue over the school's music library, designers select bad art for a new coffee house, "Do you know..."

Cameos: Sean Hayes, Isaac Brock, Annie Clark, and Kyle MacLachlan
126"Cat Nap"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto & Jonathan KriselFebruary 10, 2012 (2012-02-10)

After achieving success by including their cat in their band, "Cat Nap" is kidnapped by an obsessed fan (guest star Kristen Wiig). Also: Two Girls, Two Shirts; "jayde speaks Sevyn"; Smooth Moovers; Toni and Candace hire an intern (Amber Tamblyn) for the Feminist Bookstore; Jewelry by Meghan.

Cameo: Miranda July
137"Motorcycle"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto & Jonathan KriselFebruary 17, 2012 (2012-02-17)

Peter and Nance try to "spice things up" after a passerby calls Peter "old man". Also: Moving a harp, Vintage clothing store, Facebook, Husband-sitter.

Cameos: Robin Pecknold, Ehren McGhehey and Joanna Newsom
148"Feminist Bookstore's 10th Anniversary"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto & Jonathan KriselFebruary 24, 2012 (2012-02-24)

The Feminist Bookstore has an anniversary celebration with entertainment by blues artists Angel Bouchet and Sonny Hess, but the party is upset when an old partner (guest star Penny Marshall) shows up, bringing (guest star) LaMarcus Aldridge as her boyfriend. Also: Sanitation Twins explain recycling, "Get the gear" for a hike, Alien fruit, Portland Timbers fan sign.

Cameos: Angel Bouchet and Sonny Hess. 
159"No Olympics"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto & Jonathan KriselMarch 2, 2012 (2012-03-02)

Fred and Carrie convince the Mayor that the Olympics should be barred from Portland, then change their mind when they meet Olympian Greg Louganis. Also: Soothing the Baby, Blue Lake canoeing, Lipsy Park, Historical Society Lewis and Clark presentation, Bike valets, and The Mayor sings the Portland anthem.

Cameo: Johnny Marr and Bruce Cockburn
1610"Brunch Village"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto, Jonathan Krisel & Bill OakleyMarch 9, 2012 (2012-03-09)

Peter and Nance, Fred and Carrie, the Mayor and most of the city of Portland converge on a new brunch spot - much to the annoyance of Toni and Candace.

Cameos: Ed Begley, Jr., Tim Robbins, Angel Bouchet, and Steve Jones.[14] 

Season 3 (2012–13)[edit]

Series
number
Season
number
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
171"Winter in Portlandia"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel & Bill OakleyDecember 14, 2012 (2012-12-14)

A thirty-minute Portlandia Christmas special. The special features Bohemian couple Peter and Nance struggling to keep off winter weight, putting Peter into pasta withdrawal; Candace's son visits the feminist bookstore during the holidays; artisan curators Bryce and Lisa offer a winter vacation at their newly opened Outlet Hotel; a basement recording studio outfitted with gear from Pet Sounds. Also: Chasing sunshine, Food coma, Stu's Stews.

Cameos: Bobby Moynihan, Jim Gaffigan, Matt Lucas, and Jack White
182"Take Back MTV"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel & Bill OakleyJanuary 4, 2013 (2013-01-04)

Iris and Spyke rustle up a gang of former MTV personalities in an attempt to wrestle the cable music channel from the tween set. Sandra develops a crush on a guy in her meditation class, and Kath and Dave shoot a video about how to construct a tent.

Cameos: Kurt Loder, Tabitha Soren and Matt Pinfield 
193"Missionaries"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel & Bill OakleyJanuary 4, 2013 (2013-01-04)

The Mayor (Kyle MacLachlan) recruits Fred and Carrie to go door-to-door in Seattle to entice residents to relocate to Portland. A pedicab driver rustles up riders. Peter and Nance make a stop at the Doily Shoppe in preparation for the opening of their bed and breakfast, and Toni and Candace try to find out who's behind a bad online review of their book store.

Cameos: Chloe Sevigny, Jeff Goldblum and Martina Navratilova 
204"Nina's Birthday"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel & Bill OakleyJanuary 11, 2013 (2013-01-11)

Nina throws herself an extravagant birthday party that will include horseback rides, sunrise yoga and a tapas dinner, which thrills Kath and Dave, who've just returned from Spain and are eager to share their knowledge of all things Iberian. A couple who've attended so many birthday parties in the past year that they're broke seek a bank loan in order to afford to make an appearance at Nina's soiree.

Cameos: No Doubt, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Chloe Sevigny and Maria Thayer 
215"Squiggleman"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel & Bill OakleyJanuary 18, 2013 (2013-01-18)

Concerned parents put together a band that plays music for children. The Portland Nerd Council produces a public-service announcement. Meanwhile, a couple have an uneasy lunch at a vegan restaurant, and the Feminist Bookstore holds a comedy night.

Cameos: Matt Berry, Juliette Lewis, Angel Bouchet, and Chloe Sevigny 
226"Off the Grid"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel & Bill OakleyJanuary 25, 2013 (2013-01-25)

The Mayor steps down after being involved in an environmental scandal, and a Battle of the Gentle Bands is waged by local musicians. Meanwhile, an inspector stops by Peter and Nance's bed and breakfast, and the Gutterpunks try to locate a missing cat.

Cameos: Roseanne Barr, J Mascis, Chloe Sevigny, Janet Weiss, George Wendt and Dirty Projectors 
237"The Temp"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel & Bill OakleyFebruary 1, 2013 (2013-02-01)

Portland's interim mayor (Roseanne Barr) hopes to turn the position into a full-time job with help from Fred and Carrie, while a couple experience wedding interruptus and town baristas devise a coffee shop manifesto. Later, Kath and Dave have problems finding seats at a restaurant, Joaquin's friends get to the bottom of his mysterious disappearances, and the Rats become authors.

Cameos: Chloe Sevigny 
248"Soft Opening"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel & Bill OakleyFebruary 8, 2013 (2013-02-08)

Peter and Nance prep for the opening of their bed and breakfast by hosting their friends, and a local furnituremaker is featured in the "Man Issue" of a magazine. Meanwhile, the Steampunks head to a convention, while an emboldened Fred takes a date out for a third time.

Cameos: Rose Byrne, Jim Gaffigan, Matt Lucas and Chloe Sevigny 
259"Alexandra"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel & Bill OakleyFebruary 15, 2013 (2013-02-15)
Carrie and Fred's roommate (Chloe Sevigny) complicates their relationship. Portland is overrun with art projects. A movie theater sells artisanal concessions. Coyotes are threatening Kath and Dave's neighborhood. Visitors tour the Historical Punk Society. 
2610"No-Fo-O-Fo-Bridge"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel & Bill OakleyFebruary 22, 2013 (2013-02-22)

The Rats relocate from their recently gentrified neighborhood. First time parents peruse child rearing manuals, and Gahvin takes his girlfriend to a movie. Alexandra and Carrie dine at a communal table.

Cameos: Chloe Sevigny 
2711"Blackout"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel & Bill OakleyMarch 1, 2013 (2013-03-01)

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 (Kyle MacLachlan) and restore power to the city.

Cameos: Chloe Sevigny, Kumail Nanjiani, Bill Hader 

Season 4 (2014)[edit]

Series
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Season
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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
281"Sharing Finances"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Karey Dornetto & Graham WagnerFebruary 27, 2014 (2014-02-27)
292"Ecoterrorists"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Karey Dornetto & Graham WagnerMarch 6, 2014 (2014-03-06)
303"Celery"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Karey Dornetto & Graham WagnerMarch 13, 2014 (2014-03-13)
314"Pull-Out King"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Karey Dornetto & Graham WagnerMarch 20, 2014 (2014-03-20)
325"Spyke Drives"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Karey Dornetto & Graham WagnerMarch 27, 2014 (2014-03-27)
336"Bahama Knights"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Karey Dornetto & Graham WagnerApril 3, 2014 (2014-04-03)
347"Trailblazers"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Karey Dornetto & Graham WagnerApril 10, 2014 (2014-04-10)
358"Late in Life Drug Use"[15]April 17, 2014 (2014-04-17)
369"3D Printer"[15]April 24, 2014 (2014-04-24)
3710"Getting Away"[15]May 1, 2014 (2014-05-01)

Season 5 (2015)[edit]

A 10-episode fifth season will premiere in 2015.[7]

Specials[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"The Brunch Special"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto, Jonathan Krisel & Bill OakleyJuly 20, 2012 (2012-07-20)[16]

An hour-long "director's cut" of the episode Brunch Village. The special adds incidents concerning the attractive woman behind Peter and Nance on line, an irate patron, the restaurant's elaborate PA system, and a fair that springs up alongside. An extended "behind-the-scenes" segment describes director Jonathan Krisel's epic struggle to obtain the right marionberries for the restaurant scene.

Cameos: Lorne Michaels and Bobby Flay

References[edit]

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  16. ^ "IFC Unveils 2012-13 Programming Slate". Retrieved 2012-03-22. 

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