Less taxes? Safer schools? More weird?

In the age of Brexit and Donald Trump, Portlandia finally said what we’ve all been thinking:

Portland should secede and become its own country.

“Secede and form our own weird, yet independent nation,” Mr. Mayor (played by Kyle MacLachlan) said, on the recent episode of the IFC comedy series that aired Feb. 16.

While PDX-IT is a brilliant premise for the show, we know it would never happen. But then again, it isn’t hard to imagine Portland as a independent city-state like Vatican City or Singapore.

So what if Portland actually declared its independence? Here is a look at how an independent “Portlandia” would compare to other countries around the world:


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Portlandia airs Thursday nights on IFC.

Alexander Harris