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Portland sweets shop pays tribute to Ramblin’ Rod

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A shop in southeast Portland is paying tribute to a local television icon.

Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop near Southeast 34th Avenue and Belmont Street recently created a shrine to Ramblin' Rod, the host of a popular morning cartoon show that aired on channel 12 for more than 30 years.

Fizz opened for business in December and even carries Pop Shoppe Soda - the drink that Ramblin' Rod gave to kids on their birthdays.

The owners of Fizz said they're still adding to the shrine.

"The hardest part was finding pictures of Ramblin' Rod because none of them were digital. We're collecting buttons because I heard when he died, he had over 25,000 buttons in storage," said Sarah Leonard with Fizz.

Ramblin' Rod Anders retired from channel 12 in 1997 and died in 2002.

KPTV donated his microphone and an original Ramblin' Rod button to the shrine.

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