“The Best of the City, Quietly Rising to the Occasion”

On 1 September 2012 in Portland, Oregon, at the Via Tribunali restaurant, two couples met and talked. One was a Portland couple, and the other was a German couple. The German woman had lost her eyeglasses while shopping, and she was worried about getting them back. After eating, the Portland couple left on bicycles. Around 20 minutes later, they returned, and they gave the German woman her glasses. For 20 minutes, the Portland couple had visited shops that the German couple had visited and they had found her glasses. Oregonian columnist Steve Duin used these words to describe the good deed: “The best of the city, quietly rising to the occasion.”

For More Information: Steve Duin, “A summer night reminds us that all is not lost.” The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon). 2 September 2012 <http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/steve_duin/index.ssf/2012/09/in_the_shadow_of_third_burnsid.html>.

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