Portlandia's Top 10 Musical Moments of Season Two
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9. Dream of the 1890’s in Portland
In this original music montage, Jason (Armisen) recounts to his L.A. pal Melony (Brownstein) the timeless wonders he saw on his visit to Portland. Unlike the flannel and longhair of 1990s music-centric rival city Seattle, Portland is trapped in the 1890s. Walk its streets and you're knee deep in muttonchops, handlebar mustaches, suspenders and people wearing glasses like contact lenses had never been invented. Small local businesses line the streets, the skinny is strong and it's microbrew or die in Portland.