PORTLANDIA is a tie-in to a TV show of the same name, written by the two creators/stars of the show. It is syled exactly like a Lonely Planet city guide but to the fictional city of "Portlandia" and the unusual residents who make it their home - a militant bike messenger, an artsy couple who attach cut-outs of birds to everything ("put a bird on it!"), an organic farmer who turns out to be a cult leader, an adult hide and seek league, several self-righteous feminist bookstore owners, and a punk rock couple who use the safe word "cacao" to help govern their love life. The book offers readers a glimpse into the characters, scenarios and themes that make Portlandia tick. It will also contain 20-40 maps/charts/graphs/drawings/photographs throughout.
Fred Armisen is an actor, comedian and musician best known for his work as a longtime cast member on Saturday Night Live. Carrie Brownstein is amusician, writer, and actress, best known as a guitarist and vocalist in the now-defunct Portland, Oregon-based band Sleater-Kinney. In 2006 she was the only woman to earn a spot in the Rolling Stone readers' list of the 25 "Most Underrated Guitarists of All-Time." Together Armisen and Brownstein created the TV series Portlandia.