Oct 6, 2014 10:44 AM
Bookstore featured on 'Portlandia' facing woes
The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The real Portland bookstore featured in comedy sketches about a feminist bookstore on the TV show "Portlandia" is in financial trouble.
Board members of the In Other Words feminist community center met Sunday to discuss the money problems.
The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1BICqrx ) board member Jane Knechtel says "Portlandia" has given the illusion the space is rolling in money. The IFC show pays a fee to film there, but that's only two or three times a year.
Madeline Jaross, a board member and treasurer, says the bookstore is losing about $600 a month.
Another meeting on the future of the store will be held next month. Without more revenue it will have to close at the end of February.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com