Integrate Portfolio with Bridge too
Lightroom lags far behind Br with Id and Ai, which my and many other designers' and illustrators' work heavily features. Id and Ai are integrated with Bridge to organize and view files, unlike LR with no such file integration, viewing or access. Portfolio should be improved to equally serve those of us who've stored lots of files in Br. Thus it's irrational to not integrate Br with Portfolio. And frustrating since there's no good work-around for the problem created by that deficiency.
Joe Howell commented
Absolutely Great idea! Why didn't
Adobe think of that one? ;)
I don't see how to delete my post, so I'll instead note the answer which I received last week in another Adobe forum:
It IS integrated!
The Bridge Publish Panel includes a Portfolio option!
Here's the explanation if anyone else needs it: https://helpx.adobe.com/bridge/using/publish-assets-adobe-portfolio.html