Portlandia’s Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein Reveal Their Portlandish Habits


Not everyone has the time or energy to run a feminist bookstore or accidentally join a polygamist cult whilst researching cruelty-free poultry, but that doesn’t mean Portlandia stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein haven’t picked up their fair share of Portlandish habits. “I eat at these food carts,” SNL’s Armisen said at the show’s second-season premiere party last night in Manhattan. “These carts that just serve food out on the street? I love it.” Unlike the citizens of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, however, Fred will gladly spend all day with you in exchange for cold hard cash. And that, dear reader, is pure New Yorkish…ness…ery. You get our point.

His co-star, Wild Flag guitarist Brownstein, adds, “I do ride my bicycle when I can. I’m kind of a fair-weather biker. I refuse to bike in the rain.” However, she admits, “I’m not very crafty. I don’t do pickling. I don’t sew … I don’t usually put birds on things.” Oh no, does that mean Carrie has to give back her Portland passport? We imagine it’s assembled out of cork and salvaged handlebar mustaches.

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