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Hitting a little close to home: HBO's Silicon Valley has a tinge of Portlandia as local startup types advise Pied Piper

If you’re in the startup scene, you’ve probably happened across the HBO series Silicon Valley, a Mike Judge vehicle that does a great job of capturing the inanity of the startup world. For many of us, it’s a cringe inducing slice of life that is sometimes more torture than entertainment. But Series 2 episode 4 may be a little more bearable—because Portlanders contributed to it. Read More

Portland could host a crowdfunded startup pitch competition. Portlandia skit? Nope. Pitchlandia.

Leave it to Portland to do things a little differently. And to combine ingredients in new and interesting ways. Even when it comes to startup competitions. Like Pitchlandia, a crowdsourced, crowd-based, crowd-selected startup event featuring pitches from particularly Portland-themed companies. Read More

Meta overload: Fred Armisen of Portlandia talks Portland with David Letterman

Given that Portlandia is Portland navel gazing at its best, it only seemed appropriate that we go super ultra meta and share Portlandia’s Fred Armisen chatting with David Letterman about Portlandia and Portland, itself. Read More

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