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Old 12-06-2013, 01:27 AM
Location: Pacific NW
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I don't know how many of you are long-time Portlanders, but if you are, you probably know about Bill Porter. Such a great, and inspirational story.

It was so sad to read of his death, which occurred last Tuesday. I liked one of the comments on the Oregonian article, suggesting the new transit bridge be named for him. It really is a perfect name, for so many reasons.
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:21 AM
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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RIP Mr. Porter, I remember him well, my neighborhood was part of his territory and my mother often bought from him. He was a kind and gentle soul.

I remember complaining one day about having to walk home in the rain and I was told in no uncertain terms "if Mr. Porter can do it so can you".

I do hope they name something after him and I would love to see a statue also.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:00 PM
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I had missed that, thanks for mentioning his passing. Never met him, but always wanted to. His perseverance was incredible.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:40 PM
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I remember him calling at my home, selling to my Mother. She always found something she 'needed'.
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