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Our Portland Story vs Portlandia?

Earlier this year, I was approached by Geoff Norcross of Oregon Public Broadcasting to come on air and talk about Our Portland Story Volume One and how its perspective of the city differs from that of the image portrayed by the new show, Portlandia. Portlandia is the title of an IFC original television series written by and starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. Portlandia episodes offer a series a short skits that allow the public glimpses into an exaggerated Portland wonderland where weird is celebrated. While Our Portland Story was created long before the arrival of this show, the two products together compliment each other. Our Portland Story offers non-fiction accounts of a wide variety of Portlander’s experiences, and Portlandia creates skits that spoof and exaggerate similar, selected accounts. Here is the Our Portland Story, OPB interview in its entirety. You can listen to Fred Armisen’s interview prior to mine online at OPB as well.

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