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Frank Taylor
The Skanner News
Published: 15 October 2014

Portland Prime will give away 500 pairs of new shoes to local children on October 18. Now in its third year, the Tennis Shoes and Steaks event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Portland Prime restaurant, 121 SW 3rd Ave., Portland.

“The gift of a new pair of shoes can give a personal message of encouragement and can change a child’s life forever,” said restaurant owner Frank Taylor. “This is why our volunteers wash the children’s feet and give them a new pair of socks along with a backpack full of school supplies.”

After receiving their new shoes, the children will be treated to a hearty steak sandwich lunch.

“I feel so blessed to be able to do this event,” Taylor said.  “Putting a smile on a child’s face, and making them feel good makes my day.”

Since Taylor started working with the nonprofit Samaritans Feet, Portland Prime has given away more than 1,500 pairs of tennis shoes to children in the community, helping them put their best foot forward as they enter a new school year.

Portland Prime is open daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. It offers a happy hour from 4 -7 p.m., and dinner from 4 -11 p.m.  The restaurant is known for its prime steaks and chops, fresh Pacific NW seafood and live music every Friday and Saturday evening. 

And if you’re looking for a party or business lunch venue, Portland Prime’s Tuscany-inspired Estate Room holds up to 40 people.  For information regarding the Shoe Event, call 503-223-6200.

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