Something isn’t clear though
- the project owner has (and had) a reminder to set a status, not to request one. The owner should know the statuses of her projects even when woke up in the middle of the night
- somebody else (a stakeholder) would have the need of request statuses and it’s a matter of project progress regardless the project is or not part of an extra feature (eg Portfolios)
If you want to have Portfolios and the possibility to group projects to see at a glance what’s in there, fine. But this don’t exclude a basic feature which is again, a matter of project progress - the possibility to request a status without creating a task manually.
Going even further, this status request could be showed in the project progress section - as everybody could see that a status was requested - not as a simple task generated to the owner