I’m a huge fan of the TV show Portlandia, so when I found out that this year’s VenueConnect takes place in the city where the dream of the 90s is still alive, I got super excited. After the conference, should I go to the feminist bookstore first? Buy some vintage clothes? Visit a restaurant and ask if the chicken is local?
Eating where the show’s characters do is a lot easier now, thanks to Bon Appétit magazine.
“The IFC comedy series is all about food: raw food, coffee snobbery, birthday dinners, and biker bars,” Ashley Hoffman wrote. “Which only makes sense, since the bizarro world dreamed up by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein is not all that far removed from Portland, Oregon, itself. But how far removed, exactly?”
The magazine rewatched all three seasons and some of the forth season and created a map that matches the fictional food locations with their real locations. Now you, too, can sit in the real James John Cafe and one-up your friends on what you’ve read lately.
(Image: From Portlandia’s Facebook page)