Did you know that many of the streets in Portland were named after Simpsons characters? Yep, they renamed the whole infrastructure in the Nineties.
When I first moved here, I had no idea that Matt Groening is from Portland. I just thought it was a coincidence that so many streets shared names with Simpsons characters. By the time I had to visit a spot on Terwilliger, I decided to investigate.
Turns out Groening named many of his characters after major Portland streets, although, interestingly enough, the name Terwilliger really is a conicidence. I suppose it's more common than I would have thought.