Witness The Lasting Legacy Of A Legendary Video Store!

In my youth every single job I held was in some way related to movies. Right out of High School I secured a position at a little mom and pop video store and had an absolute blast for a good couple of years before moving to a better position at a little large video store. It wasn’t a huge chain, but I don’t feel you could label it a mom and pop operation, especially since they were also in the business of renting out televisions and video equipment.

Videoport - New Releases

I spent about five years at that job before moving on to working at the Razorback Theater that I’ve talked about quite a bit on the site before. I have many, many fond memories though of working at the video stores as well.

Our Picks - Videoport

I think it’s probably the same for any of us that were lucky enough to work at these businesses, yet again I am referring to the smaller video stores, where you would develop a real relationship with the customers. A place where when you recommended a new movie or classic film they might not have seen before they would trust you that you aren’t just trying to make a sale.

Bill Duggan - Videoport

That seems to be the kind of place that Portland’s Videoport was judging by the video below, a short film by the p3 production company and while I teared up something fierce watching this, I will got ahead and let you know that Videoport leaves behind an awesome legacy that will make you cheer by the end.

Videoport: A Short Doc from p3 on Vimeo.

I want to give a huge thanks to fellow Retroist writer, Patrick J. Doody, for the heads up on this short documentary.


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.