MAYOR TED WHEELER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15, 2018
Statement by Mayor Wheeler on Paul Allen’s Death
“On behalf of the City, we are saddened to learn of Paul Allen's death. We are grateful that we have had his leadership as the owner of the Portland Trail Blazers NBA franchise for more than 30 years.
“His partnership with the City creating the Rose Quarter changed the face of the Portland. His ongoing investments in the Moda Center have kept it one of the most popular arenas in the NBA.
“A humble man, few recognize the extent of his charitable contributions. His long-term commitment to Portland youth organizations has touched the lives of thousands of kids.
“We will continue to work with our longstanding partners at Vulcan and Rip City Management; the best way to honor Paul is to build on his legacy.
“He will be sorely missed. We extend our sincere condolences to his family.”