Boston vs. Portland in one chart

Mock warriors on bicycles and chariots clash in Portland

A typical weekend in Portland. (Photo: Dabe Alan)

Boston

Portland

Most abundant resource:

Colleges & universities

Bars w/ nude dancers

Coffee:

Dunkin’ Donuts

Stumptown

Driving style:

The Boston left

Politeness gridlock

Health care:

One dozen Harvard-trained specialists per ailing resident

Death with dignity

Recreation:

Charles River Yacht Club

Zoobombers

On television:

CatholicTV

Portlandia

Queen figure:

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Storm Large

Spiritual guide:

Archbishop Seán Patrick O’Malley

Flying Spaghetti Monster

Historic cathedral:

Trinity Church, est. 1733

24 Hour Church of Elvis

What tourists take home:

Mike’s Pastry

Voodoo Donuts

 

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