Chaidh mòran fiolmaichean is prògraman [[Tbh]] a thogail ann am Portmeirion agus dh'fhàs e ainmeil mar "''The Village''" anns na [[1960an]] air a' phrògram Tbh "''The Prisoner''".
Sir [[Clough Williams-Ellis]], Portmeirion' s designer, denied repeated claims that the design was based on the town of [[Portofino]], Italy. He stated only that he wanted to pay tribute to the atmosphere of the [[Mediterranean]]. He did, however, draw from a love of the Italian village stating, "How should I not have fallen for Portofino? Indeed its image remained with me as an almost perfect example of the man-made adornment and use of an exquisite site."<ref>Headley, Gwyn and Meulenkamp, Wim. [http://books.google.com/books?id=cZlMAAAAYAAJ&q=How+should+I+not+have+fallen+for+Portofino?+Indeed+its+image+remained+with+me+as+an+almost+perfect+example+of+the+man-made+adornment+and+use+of+an+exquisite+site+-wikipedia&dq=How+should+I+not+have+fallen+for+Portofino?+Indeed+its+image+remained+with+me+as+an+almost+perfect+example+of+the+man-made+adornment+and+use+of+an+exquisite+site+-wikipedia&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oqTdUqCiMcbisASVwYHQBA&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA ''Follies: a National Trust Guide''] Cape, 1986. p.156</ref> Williams-Ellis designed and constructed the village between 1925 and 1975. He incorporated fragments of demolished buildings, including works by a number of other architects. Portmeirion's architectural [[bricolage]] and deliberately fanciful [[nostalgia]] have been noted as an influence on the development of [[postmodernism]] in architecture in the late 20th century.