Guess what! UCP Oregon is about to have its own speciality beer at Deschutes Brewing! The beer will be known as "Bill Porter Porter" in honor of UCP's Bill Porter Memorial Fund (and the late, great Bill Porter himself, of course!)
Bill Porter was an Oregonian who experienced cerebral palsy. He was not defined by his disability or diagnosis, but instead by his incredible achievements while employed as a door-to-door salesperson for Watkins Products.
Bill became their top seller and worked for over forty years. His story was made known through articles in the Oregonian, a segment on the ABC news program 20/20, and the award winning movie, Door to Door, starring William H. Macy. Porter passed in 2013.
UCP honors Bill Porter with our Bill Porter Memorial Fund, which removes barriers and support meaningful lives for our customers.