I hear you on Portlandia, I think itís really funny but, at times, itís not much of an exaggeration of reality.
I like Portland a lot but it has more to do with my friends there than anything else. As far as the people who live there, I know what you mean but I like it for the most part or can at least deal with it. My friends whoíve always lived there just sort of roll their eyes at much of it.
There may be idiots everywhere on fixed gears but at the same time the town affords people a fair bit of freedom due to the cost of living being relatively inexpensive. I like that Portland is so eclectic but, at the same time, Iím one of the people whose interests intersect with a good portion of that so Iím a little bias.
On a side note, if anyone is looking for a good barber check out Oak Barbershop in Southeast. Oak Barbershop
RIP Lucky Beaver.