Ernest Richie gathers signatures to his petition outside of Matt Dishman Community Center in northeast Portland. He’s part of an effort to permanently return relics from the center’s historic Knott Street Boxing program to its former sole trophy display case.
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Memorabilia from decades past cause friction at Matt Dishman
The historic Matt Dishman Community Center in north Portland is the focal point of a battle that essentially questions the relevance of the celebrated relics of decades-past to the 63-year-old site’s immediate future.