Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein – helping to  keep Portland weird.

My first visit to USA two years ago was to Portland, Oregon. It’s taken a while but I’ve finally caught up with episode 1 of the sketch comedy series Portlandia which was in production at the time of my visit and was first aired in January 2011.

I love the opening song which celebrates the fact that this is an “alternative universe”  where the dream of the 90s is alive and Bush never happened. It’s also “where young people go to retire”, “where all the hot girls where glasses” and where people still go to clown schools as a career move.

I’m hooked already  and it makes me want to go back now to this amazing place.