!! OMG, move over 'Portlandia': 'The Simpsons' live in Oregon !!
"When I was a kid, the TV show Father Knows Best took place in the town of Springfield, and I was thrilled because I imagined that it was the town next to Portland, my hometown. When I grew up, I realized it was just a fictitious name. I also figured out that Springfield was one of the most common names for a city in the U.S. In anticipation of the success of the show, I thought, 'This will be cool; everyone will think it's their Springfield.' And they do."
-- The Simpsons creator Matt Groening in an interview with Smithsonian Magazine finally revealing the location of his characters' infamous American town
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