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Jaime Lannister? Or Ted Wheeler?

HBO’s Game of Thrones season 7 premieres July 16. To celebrate the return of the show that will take over your (and/or your nerdy friends’) Sunday nights for the next seven weeks, we assigned Westeros characters and places to their closest Portland analogs.

Jaime Lannister

Well-intentioned but misunderstood
Most like: Ted Wheeler, Portland mayor

The Dreadfort

A dark, ominous stronghold on a riverbank
Most like: The Yard

Daenerys Targaryen

Popular among the people but has trouble controlling her dragons
Most like: Chloe Eudaly, city council member

Jon Snow

Possible savior who knows nothing
Most like: Trail Blazer Jusuf Nurkic

Razdal Mo Eraz

Ruler from the east who cares not for the health of his subjects
Most like: Rep. Greg Walden

Battle of the Bastards

A roiling crush of sweaty free folk
Most like: Oregon Brewers Festival

Sandor "The Hound" Clegane

Mercenary who keeps the peace, sometimes with questionable methods
Most like: Mike Marshman, Portland Police chief

The Order of Maesters

Devotees of esoteric knowledge, proudly out of touch with the real world
Most like: Reed College

Iron Throne

Once occupied by a despot, now waiting for worthy claimant
Most like: Portland Public Schools superintendent’s empty chair 

White Walkers

Invasive hordes, forcing out generations of families
Most like: Do we need to spell it out?

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