Portland Differences #6 – Cool Street Names

One of my favorite things about Portland, is that the street names around where I live are named after Simpson’s characters! Matt Groening grew up in Portland, which is really cool to boot, but how cool is it to live on “Burnside” street, for Montgomery C. Burns 🙂

People probably think I am getting on the Simpsons Movie bandwagon here, since this is my 2nd Simpson’s related blog post in like a week, but I swear, I liked them before the movie 🙂 – Oh yeah, on a unrelated not, 7-11’s are turning into Kwik-E-Marts, but Portland isn’t one of the cities, WTF is up with that? Anyway’s –  Here are the street names and corresponding Simpsons character.

Ned Flanders


Reverend Lovejoy


Mayor Joe Quimby


C. Montgomery Burns


Sideshow Bob Terwilliger




and there might be more, that I just don’t know of. But it is really cool to say, yeah lets go meet on this bar, down on Flanders. Ahh, Flanders. I always think of the little ditty, “Hens love roosters/Geese love ganders/Everyone else loves Ned Flanders.” and Homer chimes in “Not Me!” and then they say “Everyone who matters loves Ned Flanders” – hilarious! 🙂

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By Steve Novoselac

Director of Digital Technology @TrekBikes, Father, Musician, Cyclist, Homebrewer

2 replies on “Portland Differences #6 – Cool Street Names”

I believe this would be your 3rd post with a Simpsons reference. See SSAS 2005 – Named Sets – TopCount – Static/Dynamic and Ordering

Homer Simpson $500



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