Some online mapping services (Apple, Bing, etc.) refer to an area of Northwest Portland as "The Bucket", but as far as I know, The Bucket doesn't exist. Is this an example of a
I first noticed this on Apple's new maps in iOS 6. Bing does it, too
: an area of Northwest Portland is referred to as "The Bucket". Searches for "portland 'the bucket'"
suggest that in some mapping/real-estate database somewhere, "The Bucket" is a neighborhood in Portland.
I'm a third-generation Portlander, my wife's family has been here even longer, and no one in our family had ever heard this area referred to as "The Bucket". I've asked friends, co-workers, reference librarians, and no one has ever heard of it.
My current theory is that "The Bucket" is a copyright trap
. If so, whose trap is it? Does The Bucket exist on any paper maps?
Does anyone know anything about this? Is it a neighborhood name I don't know about? Is it a cartographer's trick?