Portland, OR – “where young people go to retire”

They know a bit about city branding in Portland, Oregon, one of the darlings of new urbanism and one of my favourite places. This video is for a new TV comedy series, Portlandia, starting in January 2011 (in the US). It takes the mickey out of Portland and takes its name from a sculpture at the front of The Portland Building designed by Michael Graves.

Favourite quote: “Portland – where all the hot girls wear glasses”.

Click on picture to see video, Portlandia – Dream of the 90s.


2 Comments on “Portland, OR – “where young people go to retire””

  1. Tanya says:

    Love it, Alan. I suppose it will take around 2 years to arrive on FTA TV here…

  2. […] was to mine: a hip, not too expensive place for young slackers to go”. I like the way the comedy TV show Portlandia put it, describing Portland as the place “where young people go to […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s