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The Best Episodes of Portlandia

Every episode of Portlandia ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Portlandia!

Satirical sketch comedy set and filmed in Portland, Oregon that explores the eccentric misfits who embody the foibles of modern culture.

Genre:Comedy
Network:IFC

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The best episode of "Portlandia" is "One Moore Episode", rated 8.5/10 from 407 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by Jonathan Krisel, Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, Karey Dornetto. "One Moore Episode" aired on 1/13/2012 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Celery Guy".

  • One Moore Episode
    8.5/10 407 votes

    #1 - One Moore Episode

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2012-01-13

    Doug and Claire become a bit obsessed with "Battlestar Galactica" and it begins to take over their lives.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Jonathan Krisel, Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, Karey Dornetto

  • Celery Guy
    8.3/10 208 votes

    #2 - Celery Guy

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2014-03-13

    A celery salesman goes to great lengths to have celery become more popular; 911 dispatchers assure callers that it's beets; The Order Grill is open for lunch; Carrie declares social bankruptcy; a fed up office worker wants to become a gutter punk.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Squiggleman
    8.1/10 247 votes

    #3 - Squiggleman

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2013-01-18

    Concerned parents Brendan and Michelle start a band that makes kids music; The Portland Nerd Council issues a Public Service Announcement; Malcom and Kris have an uncomfortable lunch at a vegan restaurant. The Feminist Bookstore hosts a comedy night.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Doug Becomes a Feminist
    8.0/10 149 votes

    #4 - Doug Becomes a Feminist

    Season 5 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-02-19

    Doug discovers that he is a male feminist. Sandra takes a rideshare for the first time.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Brunch Village
    7.9/10 294 votes

    #5 - Brunch Village

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2012-03-09

    New brunch hotspot Fisherman’s Porch gets a write-up in the local paper, prompting Peter and Nance to give it a try – only to find hundreds of others had the same idea. Portland’s Mayor (Kyle MacLachlan) offers to take Fred and Carrie to brunch, but when the bridge is blocked he is forced to find alternate routes. Feminist bookstore owners Toni and Candace take physical measures to remove unwanted pedestrians in line for brunch in front of their store. Nance has Peter hold her spot while she gets her jacket, only to return to accusations that she is cutting the line. Two bouncers escort her to a crazed man (Tim Robbins) who metes out punishment for line cutters – and it is up to Peter to save her.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Jonathan Krisel, Bill Oakley, Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, Karey Dornetto

  • Winter in Portlandia
    7.9/10 274 votes

    #6 - Winter in Portlandia

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2012-12-14

    It's wintertime in Portlandia and Peter and Nance struggle to keep off winter weight by cutting pasta from their diets; Candace's son visits Women and Women First bookstore for the holidays; a couple tries to keep their food cart in business.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Take Back MTV
    7.9/10 246 votes

    #7 - Take Back MTV

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2013-01-04

    Spyke and Iris join forces with a gang of former MTV stars to take back MTV from the Tweens; a group of frustrated college grads stage a protest on the dance floor; Sandra has a crush on a mysterious man in her meditation class.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Nina's Birthday
    7.9/10 242 votes

    #8 - Nina's Birthday

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2013-01-11

    The Mayor sends Fred and Carrie on a door-to-door mission to Seattle to recruit new citizens for Portland; pedicab driver hustles for clients; Peter and Nance prepare for the opening of their Bed and Breakfast with a visit to The Doily Shoppe.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Off the Grid
    7.9/10 220 votes

    #9 - Off the Grid

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2013-01-25

    Following an environmental scandal, The Mayor steps down from office and moves off the grid; a dolphin discovers that plastic bags have been banned in Portland; musicians compete in a Battle of the Gentle Bands.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Sharing Finances
    7.9/10 189 votes

    #10 - Sharing Finances

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-02-27

    A young woman is haunted by very smart ghosts; Doug and Claire make a big commitment to one another; Kath and Dave make the most of fifteen minutes; Sandra finally finds a soul mate; Fred is visited by a Date Fact Checker.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Story of Toni and Candace
    7.9/10 217 votes

    #11 - The Story of Toni and Candace

    Season 5 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-01-08

    In 1991, a merger between two corporate book retailers pits young, sexy, shoulder-pad wearing Toni and Candace against one another in fierce competition to oversee the Chick Lit Department.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • SeaWorld
    7.9/10 174 votes

    #12 - SeaWorld

    Season 5 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-01-29

    The Ecoterroists travel to San Diego to take down their next target: Seaworld.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Storytellers
    7.9/10 122 votes

    #13 - The Storytellers

    Season 7 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-01-05

    Fred and Carrie consult with a storytelling expert. Nigel and Amy pitch an album release. A traveler checks into an unconventional hotel. A pediatrician invents a children's toy. The Weirdos discover the joys of Bed, Bath and Beyond.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Amore
    7.9/10 93 votes

    #14 - Amore

    Season 7 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-02-02

    Fred has a marriage arranged. A couple opens a movie theater with a real at-home experience. A school hires a bully to teach children grit. A creepy guy keeps commenting "Beautiful" on social media posts.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Passenger Rating
    7.9/10 88 votes

    #15 - Passenger Rating

    Season 7 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-03-02

    Carrie tries to improve her passenger rating on a ride sharing app. A local actor teaches a boss how to fire employees. The National Small Talk Convention takes place. Sandra develops a close relationship with her customer service representative.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Cat Nap
    7.8/10 291 votes

    #16 - Cat Nap

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2012-02-10

    In a boutique clothing store “Two Girls Two Shirts,” the owners (with Miranda July) are momentarily tempted by the idea of having customers; A struggling band finds itself with an all too enthusiastic fan (Kristin Wiig); Jayde from “jayde speaks Sevyn” and director Gahvin Quin make a video plea to help raise money in the name of art. When an innovative intern (Amber Tamblyn) suggests improvements at the feminist bookstore, shopkeepers Toni and Candace defend their way of doing business; Carrie’s sister begins making jewelry, prompting Fred to consider a new way to make a living; A houseowner’s move takes longer than she expects when she accidentally hires an eco-friendly moving crew.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Jonathan Krisel, Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, Karey Dornetto

  • Missionaries
    7.8/10 221 votes

    #17 - Missionaries

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2013-01-04

    The Mayor sends Fred and Carrie on a door-to-door mission in Seattle to recruit new citizens for Portland. A pedicab driver hustles for clients. Peter and Nance prepare for the opening of their Bed and Breakfast with a visit to The Doily Shoppe. Doug and Claire spoil television shows for friends at a dinner party. Toni and Candace investigate a bad Yelp review of "Women and Women First."

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Blackout
    7.8/10 226 votes

    #18 - Blackout

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 2013-03-01

    Electricity is shut off for the entire City of Portland due to unpaid bills at the Mayor's Office. Peter and Nance have a mysterious guest at their bed and breakfast. Kath and Dave go into survival mode. Fred and Carrie team up to find Mr. Mayor and restore power to the city.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • House for Sale
    7.8/10 126 votes

    #19 - House for Sale

    Season 5 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-02-26

    Fred and Carrie's landlord moves into their house; Kath and Dave decide to buy a new home for their next renovation project.

    Director: Steve Buscemi

    Writer: N/A

  • Dead Pets
    7.8/10 125 votes

    #20 - Dead Pets

    Season 5 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-03-12

    Police begin profiling weirdos after arsonists burn down a taxidermy shop.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Weirdo Beach
    7.8/10 142 votes

    #21 - Weirdo Beach

    Season 6 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-02-11

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    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Breaking Up
    7.8/10 144 votes

    #22 - Breaking Up

    Season 6 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-02-18

    Claire is finally fed up with Doug's childish behavior and breaks up with him. They both date new people and discover surprising things about themselves.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Family Emergency
    7.8/10 130 votes

    #23 - Family Emergency

    Season 6 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-03-03

    Louis C.K. cancels a show in Portland due to a family emergency; Fred and Carrie are asked to judge a plume contest.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Carrie Dates a Hunk
    7.8/10 110 votes

    #24 - Carrie Dates a Hunk

    Season 7 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-01-12

    Fred doesn't dig Carrie's hunky new beau. A new couple goes to therapy. Drew and Andy question, "What about men?". Melanie and Lars make the important choice to buy a rug.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Shared Workspace
    7.8/10 102 votes

    #25 - Shared Workspace

    Season 8 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-01-25

    Toni & Candace get involved in women's healthcare. Peter & Nance deal with a sushi situation. Kathleen becomes the first female partner at her firm.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A