I love the comment from Amy Lowell - she nails it. I was wondering as I read the article why someone like this would have moved next door to a noisy, smoky tavern in the first place.
As someone who is infatuated with the idea of moving to Portland, just how common are these types really?
Another tiresome helicopter frau.
[quote]igilant mom Julie Machen fights to keep dust and other allergy- or asthma-provoking materials out of her historic Sellwood house.
Tells you everything right there.
[quote](J)ust how common are these types really?
Unfortunately, they're very common in the Portland area. It's such a beautiful area but I just can't stand the self-absorbed people.
r1, those types are everywhere.
I lived in that neighborhood for a year. It was a nice area, but it was a little too far from freeway access. The Black Cat was a fun place to go.
The comments are entertaining.
Since the show aired, these real-life versions HAVE to have a sense how ridiculous they are...right?
Julie is a cunt!
Portlandia does a fantastic job of skewering a particular kind of self-involved, self-important, non-ironically ironic and self-dramatizing type. I lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan for many years. It's too Midwestern to reach the levels of ridiculousness that Portland does, but the vibe seems very similar.
Don't get me wrong, I loved and still love Ann Arbor, but certain cities seem to attract denizens seen like those in Portlandia.
The really weird ones are the hardcore Christians who have the hipster Portlandia vibe. They'll rail against vaccines, any recordings that aren't vinyl, factory farming and gays and abortion.
One of the (many) stereotypes of lesbians on this board--communally-oriented in theory but actually selfish, obsessed with rules and regulations, unquestioningly accepting of anything so long as it is labeled "green"/ "fair trade"/ organic--is more applicable to people like the one featured in this article. They are a type that transcends sexual orientation.
These people make liberal medium-sized cities feel like small towns with nosy neighbors peeking over your fence.
Someone told me I remind them of a character on this show. Should I be offended?
OP that was just too much reading, couldn't they have made a video about it!
R11, yes you should be unless the character was Aimee Mann or Sarah McLachlan.
Children named "Noah" and "Neve" - all we need to know...
So she bought a place next to a bar and expect what exactly? Quiet and decorum.
I want to throttle this bitch.
"She thinks the downed trees can be donated to the nearby Oaks Bottom Forge to be made into knife handles..."
Even when knives aren't being used by the penised to literally kill womyn, they are phallic symbols that are dangerously triggering. The wood should be used only for sacred crone bonfires and the (nonprofit) building of menstrual huts.
[quote]The really weird ones are the hardcore Christians who have the hipster Portlandia vibe. They'll rail against vaccines, any recordings that aren't vinyl, factory farming and gays and abortion.
What is wrong with railing against factory farming? Do you know much about it?
IWTFAM R16. LOL!
Was she photographed cradling a mug? (*I am too scared to look)
I suspect this broad is the type who would just "happen to see" what was in her neighbors' trash bins and leave them helpful notes.
"I happened to see you threw out an old bottle of dish soap -- did you know you can recycle that? Also, food scraps are easy to compost (and it's fun, too) -- if you want any information on that, I'd be glad to help and I've even got an extra compost bin that fits right under your sink!"
I live in the south and it's shocking how many bible beaters have taken on the guise of hipsters. You think that they're so cool and when you look at their facebook it's all fetuses and Santorum.
Hipsterism really is superficial trickery. Nowadays, a girl could look like Nico from Velvet Underground and be a white supremacist. It's a cover, not an indication of participation in "outsider/misfit" culture
[quote]She says when she had the exterior of her house painted three years ago, she had paint scrapings captured in looped plastic.
R20 is quite perceptive.
Julie does remind me of the sorority sister penchant for writing cunty notes condemning the taking of other people's "clearly labeled!!!" yoghurt cups, only in this case a sad-sack vegan eco-warrior who has umpteen dozen allergies and looks like she's just taken a break from crying to cry some more.
She so wants to be helpful, our Julie, why won't people let her?