339 people nominated “Kirk Reeves” in one form or another (I counted “The Trumpet Bridge” in the tally). Kirk was a bright part of the downtown Portland landscape for many years, and a Facebook page garnered over 1,700 likes. It was a sweet gesture and speaks to the affection Portlanders can have for one another. Despite being the top vote-getter, however, “Kirk Reeves” was never a serious candidate for the bridge’s name; not to be uncaring, but he is not a person of historical significance.
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