HOUSTON -

Our Houston Rockets take on the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday night in Game 1 of the NBA playoffs at Toyota Center.

We don't have to tell you that Houston is way better than Portland. Local 2 shows us just a few of those ways.

It's a tale of two cities with no shortage of nicknames. From Clutch City to Rip City.

"If you've never played in Rip City, they call it Rip City for a reason -- rest in peace to the other team," said Rockets player Dwight Howard.

Compared to other cities, similarities are hard to find. By Portland's design based on a slogan that says it all: Keep Portland Weird.

While the Bayou City's bustling with a population on the rise, the City of Roses would rather keep their garden fenced in.

One common bond is food. Portland has 700 food trucks running the streets. Both cities have good eats everywhere you turn.