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]June 24, 2013 (2013-06-24)[3]August 1, 2012 (2012-08-01)[4]
210January 6, 2012 (2012-01-06)March 9, 2012 (2012-03-09)September 25, 2012 (2012-09-25)[5]August 7, 2013 (2013-08-07)[6]
311December 14, 2012 (2012-12-14)March 1, 2013 (2013-03-01)July 9, 2013 (2013-07-09)[7]July 29, 2013 (2013-07-29)[8]N/A
410February 27, 2014 (2014-02-27)May 1, 2014 (2014-05-01)August 26, 2014 (2014-08-26)[9]TBATBA
510[10]2015 (2015)[10]TBATBATBATBA

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2011)[edit]

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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[11]), 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 (Kyle MacLachlan) 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. Meet artisanal light bulb maker Robert Wilson and assistant Darby.

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.[12] Guest stars for this season include Penny Marshall, Jack McBrayer, Tim Robbins, Robin Pecknold, Andy Samberg, Joanna Newsom,[13] Amber Tamblyn, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kristen Wiig,[14] Edward James Olmos, James Callis, St. Vincent,[15] Isaac Brock,[15] LaMarcus Aldridge, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Ed Begley, Jr., Jeff Goldblum, Sean Hayes, Miranda July, Kumail Nanjiani, Eddie Vedder[16] and Ronald D. Moore.

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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[17]

Season 3 (2012–13)[edit]

Series
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Season
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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, Mike O'Brien, 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. Appearance by Sam Adams – Portland's actual mayor at the time of filming – as the Mayor's assistant.
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, Sam Adams.
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 and Bill Hader

Season 4 (2014)[edit]

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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)

Extremely intelligent ghosts haunt a young lady; Doug and Claire decide to make a commitment; Kath and Dave cram a lot into a 15-minute period; Sandra discovers a soul mate; and the Date Fact Checker checks up on Fred.

Cameos: Kirsten Dunst, Vanessa Bayer, Kumail Nanjiani and Tunde Adebimpe
292"Ecoterrorists"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Karey Dornetto & Graham WagnerMarch 6, 2014 (2014-03-06)

Ecoterrorists get in the face of a makeup company that uses animals to test products; Toni and Candace visit a car wash; Fred enlists Carrie to teach him the history of hip-hop; and Kath receives help from Dave in her efforts to sleep through the night.

Cameos: Olivia Wilde, Jay Pharoah and Brandon Huddleston
303"Celery"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Karey Dornetto & Graham WagnerMarch 13, 2014 (2014-03-13)

A celery salesman cooks up a plan to increase its popularity; the Order Grill opens for lunch; Carrie admits to social bankruptcy; a frustrated office worker contemplates a career as a gutter punk.

Cameos: Steve Buscemi, Jeff Goldblum, Silas Weir Mitchell and Kumail Nanjiani
314"Pull-Out King"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Karey Dornetto & Graham WagnerMarch 20, 2014 (2014-03-20)

A 1980s punk awakens from a coma; a neglected e-mail causes a stir; Nina shares surprising news with Lance; Malcolm and Kris tailgate at a live "Prairie Home Companion" show; and Carrie goes on a date with a tax lawyer.

Cameos: Jello Biafra, Annie Clark, Jeff Goldblum, Duff McKagan and Mark Proksch
325"Spyke Drives"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Karey Dornetto & Graham WagnerMarch 27, 2014 (2014-03-27)

Peter rushes Nance to a hospital emergency room; Spyke becomes a car owner; Ghavin quizzes a singer whose band passes through town; Fred and Carrie stage a garage sale; dinner-party guests suffer through a story that won't end; and Claire and Doug decide to treat each other like dogs.

Cameos: Annie Clark, Kumail Nanjini and Kyle MacLachlan, Kim Gordon
336"Bahama Knights"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Karey Dornetto & Graham WagnerApril 3, 2014 (2014-04-03)

Fred considers making a music documentary; Peter reunites with his old band and his ex-wife, their lead singer; Trudy and Craig compose a song; and Carrie and Fred have a postconcert rendezvous.

Cameos: Maya Rudolph, Tuck & Patti and Jeff Tweedy
347"Trail Blazers"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Karey Dornetto & Graham WagnerApril 10, 2014 (2014-04-10)

Toni and Candace kick it into high gear when they take over the Portland Trail Blazers dance team; Joaquin concocts a smoothie; Sandra drops in on a tattoo-removal parlor; and Malcolm and Kris produce their own clothing.

Cameos: Gus Van Sant, Paul Allen and the Portland Trail Blazers dancers
358"Late in Life Drug Use"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Karey Dornetto & Graham WagnerApril 17, 2014 (2014-04-17)

The mayor organizes a pride parade; Brendan and Michelle finally get around to sampling recreational drugs; the Punslingers christen some new businesses; Carrie's brother visits with his new boyfriend; the police drop in on Toni and Candace; and Spyke and Iris dine at a bad Thai restaurant.

Cameos: Kyle MacLachlan, Dan Savage and Josh Homme
369"3D Printer"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Karey Dornetto & Graham WagnerApril 24, 2014 (2014-04-24)

A minister tries to modernize the churchgoing experience; art students create anti-corporate paintings; the mayor inaugurates the city's official 3-D printer; Santa worries about the future of Christmas; a TV-commercial director struggles to be creative; and Lance and Nina's lizard dies.

Cameos: Ed Begley Jr., Michael Nesmith
3710"Getting Away"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Karey Dornetto & Graham WagnerMay 1, 2014 (2014-05-01)

The gang go on a weekend getaway to New Beavertown, Oregon, where Toni and Candace oversee a feminist retreat that is interrupted by a macho bus driver, and Kath and Dave's efforts to relax are disturbed via a surprise entanglement. Also, Peter and Nance do a walking tour of the town in hopes of discovering something special.

Cameos: Jason Sudekis, K.D. Lang and Angel Bouchet

Season 5 (2015)[edit]

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

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)[18]

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
2"The Celery Incident"Jonathan KriselFred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto, Jonathan Krisel & Bill OakleyFebruary 20, 2014 (2014-02-20)

A teaser released online to promote season 4 of the show. The skit (featured in episode 3 of season 4) was edited into one 11 minute segment and posted online prior to the season premiere.

Cameo: Steve Buscemi

References[edit]

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