“East is East, and West is West . . .”

It’s well-known that mnemonics — using associations to aid memory —¬†are useful for recalling people’s names.

But mnemonics are also a great way to keep street names straight.

So, in Minneapolis, I remember that Park Ave. is a one way running east by thinking of Manhattan’s Park Avenue.

Portland Avenue, which runs parallel to Park Ave. the opposite direction, points westward towards Portland, Oregon (kind of).

Now, I just have to come up with a way to remember that odd-numbered addresses are on the east side of (most) Twin Cities streets, and even-numbered addresses are on the west side.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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