Sunday, February 26, 2006

Portland MAX Map Anagrammed


Portland MAX Map Anagrammed
Originally uploaded by Major Clanger.

Following a craze for anagram transit maps on Boing Boing, I did one for Portland. It took all day for find anagrams for each station and then post them into the map! You really need to see it full sized to see all the effort.

Original map is here.

Here are the anagrams. I just chose ones that sound funny; no offence is meant to anyone or any town place or station!

Hatfield Government CenterDEFENCEMAN GIVEN THROTTLER
Hillsboro Central/SE 3rd Ave 3 LOVELIER BARNACLED SHORTS
Tuality Hospital/SE 8th Ave 8 YETIS THAT TOIL UPHEAVALS
Washington/SE 12th Ave AVENGES WITH 21 HATS ON
Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport I RIP FABRIC HOLE / SMALLPOX ROTOR
Hawthorn Farm WHAM RAN FORTH
Orenco/NW 231st Ave ACNE VOTER OWNS 312
Quatama/NW 205th Ave 520 WAVE QUANTA MATH
Willow Creek/SW 185th Ave LEVEL WITH 581 WEAK CROWS
Elmonica/SW 170th Ave MACHINATE 107 VOWELS
Merlo Road/SW 158th Ave LET 815 WARHEADS VROOM
Beaverton Creek EEK! BARE CONVERT
Millikan Way ALL, I MAY WINK
Beaverton Central ORNATE CARVEN BELT
Beaverton NO BARE VET
Sunset NEST US
Washington Park A SPANKING THROW
Goose Hollow/SW Jefferson WEREWOLF JONES FOOLS HOGS
Kings Hill/SW Salmon SLIM HAG WINS KNOLLS
PGE Park PERK GAP
Galleria/SW 10th Ave WILL AGATHA SERVE 10?
Pioneer Square North OPEN SQUIRT NEAR HERO
Mall/SW 5th Ave WASH VAT 5, MELL
Morrison/SW 3rd Ave 3 RAMS, SO DOWNRIVER
Library/SW 9th Ave 9 WHIRLY BARE VATS
Pioneer Square South QUIT EUROPEAN SHORES
Mall/SW 4th Ave HELL 4 MAW VATS
Yamhill District SLIMY DITCH TRAIL
Oak/SW 1st Ave WE SOAK VAST 1
Skidmore Fountain SKIN- FADE OMNI-TOUR
Old Town/Chinatown DOWN WITH TOON CLAN
Rose Quarter RETRO SQUARE
Interstate Rose Quarter ANTEATER RESTORERS QUIT
Convention Center RECONNECTION VENT
Blue Line BLUE NILE
Red Line REND LIE
Yellow Line OILY WELL NE
Hillsboro SOB HILL, OR
Beaverton NO BARE VET
Portland DARN PLOT
Gresham HAS GERM
City Center NICE TRY, ETC.
NE 7th Ave HAVE 7-TEN
Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave TROLLY ACED EVEN THEN 11
Hollywood/NE 42nd Ave LOONY OWNED 42 HALVED
NE 60th Ave THE VANE 60
NE 82nd Ave 82 AND EVEN
Gateway/NE 99th Ave 99: HEAVY NE WATTAGE
Parkrose/Sumner UNMASK E.S.P. ERROR
Cascades SCAD CASE
Mt Hood Ave OATH MOVED
Portland International Airport PLIANT NARRATOR; PLANETOID INTRO
Airport RAP RIOT
E 102nd Ave EVA 2, NED 10
E 122nd Ave 221 NE DAVE
E 148th Ave EVA 8 THE 41
E 162nd Ave 1 AND 2, VEE-6
E 172nd Ave 7:21 AND EVE
E 181st Ave 8:11 AT EVE’S
Rockwood/E 188th Ave TOOK 881, OH WE CRAVED!
Ruby Junction/E 197th 971 BE JUICY NON-TRUTH
Gresham City Hall MAGICALLY THRESH
Gresham Central RECTANGLE MARSH
Cleveland Ave CLEANED VALVE
Albina/Mississippi SIMIAN LIPS SIP BIAS
Overlook Park LOVE PORK OKRA
N Prescott SENT TO CPR
N Killingsworth StKNIGHTS WILL SNORT
N Portland Blvd PLANT BLVD ON DR
N Lombard BARN MOLD
Kenton/N Denver Ave NEVER NAKED ON VENT
Delta Park/Vanport A VERDANT PARK PLOT
Expo Center EXCEPT RENO
Willamette River TILT VIEWER REALM
SW Morrison NO WORMS, SIR
SW Yamhill ALL WHIMSY
SW 1st Ave VET SAWS 1

2 comments:

Ghost Dog said...

So you did it anyway. Nice!

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

This is as funny as hell, and the anagrammatic commentary is, as seems usual for anagrams, subjectively, oddly, coincidentally appropriate: I'm still rolling on the floor at the translation of Gresham and Hillsboro as Has Germ and Sob Hill, OR, respectively.

It's ironic that the Eeek! Bare Convert station should find itself in No Bare Vet

And, considering the endless rethinking that's going on over in Allen Town, having the Rose Quarter served by the Retro Square and Anteater Restorers Quit stations is ever fitting.

Brilliant.