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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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Winter in Portlandia is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Bahama Knights is listed (or ranked) 5 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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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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21 3
Cool Wedding is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Cat Nap is listed (or ranked) 9 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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23 5
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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Take Back MTV is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Grover is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 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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No Olympics is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Getting Away is listed (or ranked) 16 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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12 2
Trail Blazers is listed (or ranked) 17 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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13 3
A Song for Portland is listed (or ranked) 18 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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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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9 2
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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10 3
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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8 2
Nina's Birthday is listed (or ranked) 22 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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8 2
Soft Opening is listed (or ranked) 23 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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7 2
Late In Life Drug Use is listed (or ranked) 24 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) 25 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