The new television series Portlandia airs tonight aired Friday night (the name is taken from a famous sculpture that sits atop the Portland Building). This new production with veterans of Saturday Night Live pokes fun at the City of Roses and Portlanders in a fairly respectful way. "Keep Portland Weird" is a favorite bumper sticker in this town and Portlandia shows us in all our organic obsessed, coffee addicted, politically correct weirdness. The series premiere has been available to preview on Hulu this week. It reminded me a lot of SNL. Some of the sketches were too long and the funny ran dry before the next commercial break. But there were some good Portland-like moments to chuckle at. It is hard to imagine the series lasting, however. Then again, the show airs on a cable network I've never heard of so maybe they'll have the space and time to let the show grow. NPR has a nice review today.