TV Episodes The Best Portlandia Episodes  

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List Rules Best Portlandia episodes, no matter how popular they are.

List of the best Portlandia episodes, as determined by voters like you. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein invite viewers to the unique citizens of Portland, where the dream of the 90s never dies and organic food products abound. One of the funniest shows streaming on Netflix, Portlandia also ranks high on TV shows loved by hipsters. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Portlandia episodes of all time are. Fans of Portlandia are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

List episodes include "Blunderbuss", "Mayor is Missing," and many more. What is the best Portlandia episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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Blackout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Mar 01 2013 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 ...more

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One Moore Episode is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Jan 13 2012 Doug and Claire become a bit obsessed with "Battlestar Galactica" and it begins to take over their lives.

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Farm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Jan 21 2011 A bohemian couple goes to great lengths to make sure that their restaurant order is ethical and humane.

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Bahama Knights is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Apr 03 2014 Fred has an idea for a music documentary. Peter is reunited with his old band, The Bahama Knights, and his ex-wife is lead singer. Trudy and Craig produce a song. Carrie and Fred go home after a ...more

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Winter in Portlandia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Dec 14 2012 It's wintertime in Portlandia and Peter and Nance struggle to keep off winter weight by cutting pasta from their diets; Candace's son visits Women and Women First bookstore for the holidays; a ...more

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Mixology is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Jan 06 2012 Local artisan curators Lisa and Bryce realize that they can pickle everything; Fred helps Carrie chase a romantic mixologist (Andy Samberg) who forgets his roots when he moves from Portland to ...more

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Feminist Book Store 10th Anniv... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Feminist Book Store 10th Anniversary Feb 24 2012 "Sanitation Twins" Marcus and Madeline Harris take separating trash to a whole new level; Portland's feminist bookstore "Women & Women First" commemorates its 10th ...more

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Cat Nap is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Feb 10 2012 In a boutique clothing store “Two Girls Two Shirts,” the owners (with Miranda July) are momentarily tempted by the idea of having customers; A struggling band finds itself with an all too ...more

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Take Back MTV is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Jan 04 2013 Spyke and Iris join forces with a gang of former MTV stars to take back MTV from the Tweens; a group of frustrated college grads stage a protest on the dance floor; Sandra has a crush on a ...more

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The Celery Incident is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
The Celery Incident Feb 20 2014 A celery salesman goes to great lengths to get the unappreciated celery back on people's tables. A promotional clip from upcoming season 4.

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Brunch Village is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Mar 09 2012 New brunch hotspot Fisherman’s Porch gets a write-up in the local paper, prompting Peter and Nance to give it a try – only to find hundreds of others had the same idea. Portland’s Mayor (Kyle ...more

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Grover is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Jan 27 2012 Michelle and Brendan pull out all the stops to see that their son gains admittance to a prestigious preschool.

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Mayor is Missing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Feb 11 2011 When the Mayor goes missing, Fred and Carrie begin a frantic search for him.

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Cool Wedding is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Jan 20 2012 Militant bike messenger Spyke and his fiancée Iris strive for non-conformity in their upcoming nuptials; Carrie drops her beloved iPhone, and her life flashes before her eyes; Two ...more

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Trail Blazers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Trail Blazers Apr 10 2014 Joaquin makes a smoothie. Kickstarter videos compete at the Cant’s Film. Sandra visits a tattoo removal parlor. Malcolm and Kris make their own clothing. Toni and Candace coach the Portland ...more

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No Olympics is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Mar 02 2012 A crying infant’s father escalates his attempts to soothe his thrill-seeking baby; Fred and Carrie get the Mayor of Portland’s (Kyle MacLachlan) blessing to create a grassroots campaign to ...more

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A Song for Portland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Jan 28 2011 Fred and Carrie meet the Mayor of Portland who gives them a special assignment.

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Getting Away is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Portlandia gets away for the weekend to New Beavertown, Oregon. Toni and Candace lead a feminist retreat for women. Kath and Dave do their best to relax. Peter and Nance go on a walking tour of ...more

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Pull Out King is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Pull Out King Mar 20 2014 A punk from the ‘80s wakes up from a coma. An e-mail goes neglected. Nina has surprising news for Lance. Malcolm and Kris tailgate a Prairie Home Companion live show. Carrie dates a tax lawyer. ...more

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Ecoterrorists is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Mar 06 2014 Ecoterrorists protest animal testing at a makeup company; Bryce and Lisa Rent it Out!; Toni and Candace have a car wash; Fred misses hip hop; Dave helps Kath get a good night's sleep.

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Blunderbuss is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Feb 18 2011 All of Portlandia is swept up in the excitement of a new music and film festival.

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Cops Redesign is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Feb 03 2012 Nostalgia-loving Jason returns to LA from Portland and informs Melanie of another Portland throwback trend; the Mayor of Portland tasks Fred and Carrie with redesigning the Portland Police ...more

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Motorcycle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Feb 17 2012 An idyllic music gathering becomes tense when they face the logistics of loading a harp into a sedan (with Joanna Newsom); A middle-aged couple attempts to reclaim the ideals of being young, ...more

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Nina's Birthday is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Nina's Birthday Jan 11 2013 The Mayor sends Fred and Carrie on a door-to-door mission to Seattle to recruit new citizens for Portland; pedicab driver hustles for clients; Peter and Nance prepare for the opening of their ...more

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Celery Guy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Celery Guy Mar 13 2014 A celery salesman goes to great lengths to get celery back on the table. 911 dispatchers assure callers that it’s beets. The Order Grill is open for lunch. Carrie declares social bankruptcy. A ...more

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Soft Opening is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Feb 08 2013 Peter and Nance practice hosting friends at the soft opening of their bed and breakfast; a magazine features a local furniture maker in their Man Issue; steampunks attend a convention; Fred ...more

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Squiggleman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Jan 18 2013 Concerned parents Brendan and Michelle start a band that makes kids music; The Portland Nerd Council issues a Public Service Announcement; Malcom and Kris have an uncomfortable lunch at a vegan ...more

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The Brunch Special is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
The Brunch Special Jul 20 2012 The director's search to find the perfect Marionberry Pancake.

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Baseball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Feb 25 2011 The Mayor turns to Fred and Carrie to help him put together a big league baseball team.

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Off the Grid is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Jan 25 2013 Following an environmental scandal, The Mayor steps down from office and moves off the grid; a dolphin discovers that plastic bags have been banned in Portland; musicians compete in a Battle of ...more

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Late In Life Drug Use is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Apr 17 2014 Mr. Mayor plans a Pride Parade. Brendan and Michelle decide it’s finally time to try recreational drugs. The Punslingers name some new businesses. Carrie’s brother comes to visit with his new ...more

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Aimee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Feb 04 2011 Fred and Carrie discover that their maid is none other than their favorite singer-songwriter Aimee Mann. They also find that their new gardner is none other than singer songwriter Sara

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The Temp is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Feb 01 2013 A temp worker hopes to turn her stint as Interim Mayor of Portland into a full-time job with Fred and Carrie's help; a wedding is interrupted; local baristas draft a coffee shop manifesto; Kath ...more

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Doug Becomes a Feminist is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Clark Cannon added Doug Becomes a Feminist

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No-Fo-O-Fo-Bridge is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Feb 22 2013 The Rats decide to move out of their newly-gentrified neighborhood; first-time parents read various child-rearing books; Gahvin and his girlfriend go to the movies; Carrie and Alexandra have ...more

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Spyke Drives is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Mar 27 2014 Peter drives Nance to the emergency room. Spyke gets a car. Ghavin has some questions for a singer whose band is touring through Portland. Fred and Carrie have a garage sale. Dinner party guests ...more

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3D Printer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Apr 24 2014

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Sharing Finances is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Feb 27 2014 A young woman is haunted by very smart ghosts; Doug and Claire make a big commitment to one another; Kath and Dave make the most of fifteen minutes; Sandra finally finds a soul mate; Fred is ...more

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Alexandra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Feb 15 2013 The City of Portland is overrun with art projects; Fred and Carrie's relationship is complicated by their roommate Alexandra; a movie theater sells artisanal concessions. Kath and Dave are ...more

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Missionaries is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Portlandia Episodes
Jan 04 2013 It's wintertime in Portlandia and Peter and Nance struggle to keep off winter weight by cutting pasta from their diets; Candace's son visits Women and Women First bookstore for the holidays; a ...more