Simpsons locales

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Matt Groening grew up in Portland, and he named several of the Simpsons characters and locations after Portland locales.

Character or place Portland locale
Diamond Joe Quimby (mayor) Northwest Quimby Street
Ned Flanders (neighbor) Northwest Flanders Street
Kearney (bully) Northwest Kearney Street
Milhouse Van Houten (Bart's friend) North Van Houten Avenue
Montgomery Burns (miser) Montgomery Park
Reverend Lovejoy Northwest Lovejoy Street
Springfield Gorge Columbia River Gorge
Springfield (also chosen because of the ubiquity of towns named Springfield) Springfield, Oregon

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