Update as of Nov. 28th..still nothing on the horizon, but things can change quickly.
Bishop George Leo Thomas of the Diocese of Helena, Montana, is my first pick as new Bishop/Archbishop for the Archdiocese of Portland.
Update: Priest said to: Look in the right hand corner of Michigan to Bishop Alexander King Sample. The first Bishop ordained in the 1960's. What a great guy. (He said that Bishop Thomas would like to be ours.)
Now remember, I am NOT sure, however a most reliable source, in a conversation, heard Bishop Thomas' name mentioned when it was found out that they were from Oregon. This unnamed name-dropper actually said "oops" as though he had said something he shouldn't have...then went on to say "We hope it isn't him because we love him so".
Bishop Thomas is on the list for bishops that are being relocated. Pope Benedict knows that we need a Shepherd to guide us and relieve us from mixed messages regarding the True Teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Holy Father is trying to keep priests relocated to an area of the United States that they are familiar with.
Bishop Thomas' homestate is Montana, and Oregon, Idaho, & Montana make up the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portland. He truly knows the area.
Bishop George Leo Thomas' Coat of Arms for his Episcopate
Article Regarding Bishop Thomas' Joy At Seeing the Pope.
USCCB Regarding Appointing Bishops
I pray that this is the man. It would be wonderful to have him.