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The hit indie show skewers some jordan retro of Portland’s best known traits, including its love of dogs, deejays and coffee and its reverence for cyclists and recycling. And it’s populated with enough oddball characters including a slew of celebrity guest stars to remind you that you’re definitely not in Kansas any more. and Superchannel in Canada (and many of its best skits are on YouTube). As always, it was shot in Portland and features many local at jordan retro tractions, shops and restaurants some under their own names, but many get a fictional Portlandia identity.Don’t fret, I’ve got the straight goods on some key Portlandia hot spots. If you don’t want to be taken for a lookie loo tourist when you’re checking them out, wear a porkpie hat, nerdy glasses and a pair of Keen shoes you’ll fit right in.The Ace Hotel: Cleverly disguised as the Deuce Hotel in a season one episode, the Ace is almost as groovy as its Portlandia alter ego. No, you won’t be handed a turntable and a stack of vinyl albums when you check in, but the rooms have graffiti like wall murals and there is a retro photo booth in the lobby, which (of course) connects to a great coffee shop, Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Thankfully, that’s not on the menu, but you can get a beet infused vodka cocktail and a margarita made with cucumbers “muddled until they scream” (that’s what the menu says I didn’t hear a peep). Paxton Gate is almost as esoteric in real life. Owner Andy Brown stocks everything from taxidermied squirrels to baboon and badger skulls and all that you need to create your own carnivorous terrarium. The only place you’ll find the decorative knots from the series is as wall art in the bathroom. Luckily, if you’re in an avian mood, there’s no DIY involved you can find everything from tote bags to gift cards that are already bird adorned. In a season two Portlandia episode, it’s where guest star Jack McBrayer (Kenneth from 30 Rock) is ridiculed over the store’s public address system for not bringing his own bag. Don’t worry, that won’t happen to you a clerk will give you a recyclable paper bag with a smile if you forget to bring your own. In the series’ very first episode, Steve Buscemi jordan retro makes a guest appearance as a guy who pops in to use the bathroom, only to get bullied into buying something by no nonsense clerks Toni and Candace. Ulimately, he gets locked in the store when they abruptly close up while he’s still in the loo. to find the store locked and dark, even though the sign on the door said it was open until 7. Oh well, at least I was locked out and not in. In real life, the staff are very friendly and the airy shop has a great selection of retro ’60s and ’70s clothing as jordan retro well as cowboy boots. 616 E. Portlandia fans will be disappointed to discover that it’s now a gym, but right next door in the same cool old building is this lovely tea shop, which has about 90 different teas that it blends in house and offers free tastings.