Portlandia: Season 3 (2012 - 2013)


Season 3
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Air date: Dec 14, 2012

In the Season 3 premiere, winter arrives and a number of inhabitants warm up to some cold-weather projects, including Peter and Nance, who strike pasta from their diet to keep down their weight, and the proprietors of Stu's Stews food cart, who try to stir up business as the weather gets chillier. In other goings-on, Candice's son visits the bookstore; and Bryce and Lisa's newly opened Outlet Hotel offers a getaway package.

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Air date: Jan 4, 2013

Iris and Spyke rustle up a gang of former MTV personalities in an attempt to wrest the cable music channel from the tween set. Also: Sandra develops a crush on a guy in her meditation class; and Kath and Dave shoot a video about how to construct a tent.

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Air date: Jan 4, 2013

The mayor recruits Fred and Carrie to go door-to-door in Seattle to entice residents to relocate to Portland; a pedicab driver rustles up riders. Also: Peter and Nance make a stop at the Doily Shoppe in preparation for the opening of their bed-and-breakfast; and Toni and Candace try to find out who's behind a bad online review of their restaurant.

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Air date: Jan 11, 2013

Nina throws herself an extravagant birthday party that will include horseback rides, sunrise yoga and a tapas dinner, which thrills Kath and Dave, who've just returned from Spain and are eager to share their knowledge of all things Iberian. A couple who've attended so many birthday parties in the past year that they're broke seek a bank loan in order to afford to make an appearance at Nina's soiree.

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Air date: Jan 18, 2013

Concerned parents put together a band that plays music for children; and the Portland Nerd Council produces a public-service announcement. Meanwhile, a couple have an uneasy lunch at a vegan restaurant; and the Feminist Bookstore holds a comedy night.

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Air date: Jan 25, 2013

The mayor steps down after being involved in an environmental scandal; and a Battle of the Gentle Bands is waged by local musicians. Meanwhile, an inspector stops by Peter and Nance's bed-and-breakfast; and the Gutterpunks try to locate a missing cat.

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Air date: Feb 1, 2013

Portland's interim mayor hopes to turn the position into a full-time job with help from Fred and Carrie, while a couple experience wedding interruptus and town baristas devise a coffee-shop manifesto. Later, Kath and Dave have problems finding seats at a restaurant; Joaquin's friends get to the bottom of his mysterious disappearances; and the Rats become authors.

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Air date: Feb 8, 2013

Peter and Nance prep for the opening of their bed-and-breakfast by hosting their friends; and a local furnituremaker is featured in the "Man Issue" of a magazine. Meanwhile, the Steampunks head to a convention, while an emboldened Fred takes a date out for a third time.

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Air date: Feb 15, 2013

Carrie and Fred's roommate complicates their relationship; Portland is overrun with art projects; coyotes are threatening Kath and Dave's neighborhood; students inspire their teacher; visitors tour the Historical Punk House.

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Air date: Feb 22, 2013

The Rats relocate from their recently gentrified neighborhood; first-time parents peruse child-rearing manuals; and Gahvin takes his girlfriend to a movie. Also: Alexandra and Carrie dine at a communal table; and a student inspires a teacher.

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Tv Season Info

The third season of the comedy series finds co-creators and stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein lampooning the culture of the Pacific Northwest city in a series of sketches that include guest appearances by Bobby Moynihan, Jim Gaffigan, Chloe Sevigny, Jeff Goldblum, and Bill Hader.

Critic Reviews for Portlandia Season 3

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

At its best, it walks this great fine line between celebrating and satirizing a very specific niche of indie-hipster-yuppieness, one I'd consider myself right in the pocket for.

Feb 13, 2018 | Full Review…

For a show that once displayed a knack for smiling sweetly while twisting shivs in juicy targets it all feels like evidence of slow motion decline.

Jan 4, 2013 | Full Review…

I've said before that I think Portlandia has the potential to be more than a sketch show, as Armisen and Brownstein have gradually gotten better at constructing the narratives of the main sketches and building recurring characters and elements.

Jan 5, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It's less intensely fixated on the city from which the series derives its name, and Armisen and Brownstein's willingness to expand the scope of its satire has ultimately led to something more sustainable, if a little less local.

Dec 20, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Portlandia is bellyachingly funny.

Jan 3, 2013 | Full Review…

It's rare to find a sketch show that's both whip-smart and culturally prescient.

May 14, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The beauty of Portlandia is that it shows the terrible labyrinth of cool, but then it also shows the way out.

Feb 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Portlandia has excelled at providing a social commentary on awkward situations...It's the little things that make Portlandia a show we come back to every week.

Feb 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Portlandia: Season 3

  • Jan 09, 2015
    While they struggle a bit to fill a much longer season, Fred and Carrie still have enough comedic skill (and enough great characters) that when everything falls into place you remember why you're still watching.

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