It was the second to last day of shooting on the final episode of IFC’s Portlandia, and the mood on location that hazy Thursday in Portland was as diverse and varied as the characters that have populated the series throughout its eight-year run. With each passing day, actors and crew members who had been with the show from the start were completing their final tasks and bidding farewell to their colleagues. Those who remained were working as diligently as ever, not allowing themselves to be distracted by the finality that the weekend would bring. And everyone was concerned about devastating wildfires that were raging throughout the region, destroying much of the scenic Columbia River Gorge and blanketing the city under a cloud of ash.
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