Watching Portlandia or hearing tales about Portland from one's beflanneled friends, it's easy to imagine that the entire city is nothing but record stores, vintage pinball bars, and bicycle co-ops. But it turns out that dense concentrations of hipster comforts are only found in parts of the city. But where, you ask? There's a map for that.
The Portland "Badass-Ness Map" was created by Portland State University grad students Dillon Mahmoudi and Eric Crum. And quite frankly, it's pretty impressive (minus the fact that they use the word "hella").
Apparently the cartographers based their map on Portland's 20-Minute Neighborhoods map, which divides the city based on what can be reached in a 20-minute walk. Mahmoudi and Crum simply added different variables to the equation.
The factors qualifying a neighborhood as badass are proximity to:
Food Cart Pods
Beer, Breweries & Strip Clubs
Bike Network (Network Analysis)
Land Values (Detracted)
Long story short, the top three baddest-ass neighborhoods in Portland are Boise, Goose Hollow, and Old Town/Chinatown, and the most "Vancouver-ish" (ouch) are Forest Park/Linnton, Multnomah UC #13, and Multnomah UC #11.