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  They Rule



We're sure we've left a few thousand names off this list, but the following people, during the last quarter-century, have all helped to make this a better and more entertaining place in which to live. We've haven't always agreed with them, but these folks have made Portland Portland. Names printed in bold were the top 25 vote-getters in our recent readers' poll. Come the next millennium, they will be enshrined on bricks in Pioneer Courthouse Square.


RON ABELL:
THE LAST WORD

DAVID AND GINNY ADELSHEIM:
BOWER COUPLE

OBO ADDY:
TO HIS OWN BEAT

STEW ALBERT:
ORIGINAL YIPPIE

PAUL ALLEN:
MONEY BAGS

STAN AMY:
FATHER NATURE

JACOB AVSHALOMOV: KIDDIE CONDUCTOR

JEAN AUEL: CAVE WOMAN

JAY BACKSTRAND: SCULPTOR SUPREME

BILL BAKKE:
FISH HUGGER

ALEXIS BAKOUROS:
PLATE BREAKER

LAJOS BALOGH: CLASSICAL DESIGN

NINA BELL:
SLUDGE MISTRESS

LARRY BLACK:
DEAL MAKER

ED BLACKBURN:
RE-PSYCHLER

JIM BLASHFIELD:
GLOVES-OFF ANIMATOR

BLITZ: MILDRED'S BEST FRIEND

EARL BLUMENAUER: MULTI MODAL

BRIAN BOOTH:
RUMPLED MEDICI

JIM BOSLEY:
ON HIS OWN CHANNEL

FRED BOWMAN:
BREWPUB BARD

GERT BOYLE: ONE TOUGH MUTHA

PAUL BRAGDON: REED REX

KATE BROWN:
SAVVY SOLON

MEL BROWN:
GRINNING AND
DRUMMING

RICHARD BROWN: NORTHEAST CHAMP

JOHN BUCHANAN:
ART BARKER

RON BUEL: BLAME HIM

LOUIS BUNCE:
PAINTING PERFECT

REX BURKHOLDER: CRITICAL MASTER

JACK CAIN: BEAVER MEISTER

JOHN CALLAHAN: PAIN IN THE ASS

JAMES CANFIELD: MAN IN TIGHTS

BRUCE CAREY: GUSTATORY GADFLY

HENRY CAREY:
TRUST BUSTER

ISABELLA CHAPPELL: DRAMA QUEEN

PENDER CLAN:
ARTY ALPHAS

BUD CLARK:
WHOOP WHOOP

DON CLARK:
OLD TOWN SHERIFF

BEVERLY CLEARY:
THE AWKWARD GIRL'S GODDESS

GEORGE CRANDALL: STREET SMART

CHUCK CURRIE:
SHELTER IN THE STORM

TERRY CURRIER: MILLENNIUM MAN

SERGE D'ROVENCOURT: HILTON HOST

CHARLES DEEMER: DRAMATIC LICENSE

PAUL DELAY:
THE REAL THING

JEAN DEMASTER: HOMELESS ADVOCATE

TONY DEMICOLI: EL PATRON OF ROCK

JAMES DEPREIST:
KING OF STRINGS

STEVE DUIN: CONSCIENCE OF
THE UNCONSCIONABLE

TERESA DULCE:
DANCER WITH LEGS

KATHERINE DUNN:
GEEK LOVER

KRISTY EDMUNDS:
AVANT GUARDIAN

SUSAN EMMONS:
WARRIOR ANGEL

JACK ESTES: SEMPER FI

CHLOE EUDALY: ZINESTER

JACK FEATHERINGILL:
FULL STAGE PLUMAGE

GERRY FRANK: CONSIGLIERE

BOB FRASCA:
CITYSCAPER

BILL GALLAGHER:
DISHING DJ

GORDON GILKEY:
LEAVING AN IMPRINT

HARRY GLICKMAN:
BLAZER MANIA

NEIL GOLDSCHMIDT: BIG DOG

RON PAUL:
DO-GOODER CHARCUTIER

MATT GROENING: D'OH!

CYNTHIA GUYER:
SAVING OUR SCHOOLS

TED HALLOCK:
THE TRUTH

AMELIA HARD: FOODIE PHILANTHROPIST

RON HERNDON: CREATIVE CONFRONTATIONALIST

TONY HOPSON AND RAY LEARY: NORTH PORTLAND ENHANCERS

MIKE HOUCK: BIRD BOY

MILLIE HOWE: INDIGENOUS RESTAURATEUR

JIM HOWELL: TRANSIT GADFLY

ANNE HUGHES:
ONE-WOMAN
KAFFEEKLATSCH

WILLIAM JAMISON:
GALLERY GOD

CHARLES JORDAN:
PARKS CZAR

GRETCHEN KAFOURY:
BLEEDING HEART

GREG KAFOURY:
LENINIST LAWYER

STEPHEN KAFOURY:
LEGISLATED EDUCATOR

RAYMOND KASKEY:
PORT LANDIA

VERA KATZ:
ENERGIZER BUNNY

MEL KATZ: PROF PAINTER

NEIL KELLY: HANDYMAN

PHIL KEISLING:
MAIL MAN

LARRY KIRKLAND:
IMAGE SETTER

PHIL KNIGHT: BMOC

DAVID KOBOS: COFFEE KING

MATT KRAMER: GRAPE GUY

PETE KREBS:
GOLDEN FAVORITE

MARK LAKEMAN:
MR. TEA

ROBIN LANE:
DO JUMPER

LARS LARSON:
THE MOUTH THAT ROARS

THOMAS LAUDERDALE:
IVORY TICKLER

URSULA K. LEGUIN: NEBULA NABBER

DAVID LEIKEN:
PORTLAND'S BILL GRAHAM

KEN LEWIS:
I HAVE A DREAM

SID LEZAK:
BLUES SINGER

MIKE LINDBERG:
DEMOCRATIC PARTY ANIMAL

PAUL LINNMAN: BLUBBER WATCHER

LEX LOEB: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE

ELLEN LOWE: CHURCH LADY

KEESTON LOWERY:
BELOVED BUREAUCRAT

KIM MACCOLL:
HISTORY'S HEADMASTER

LINDA MAGEE:
MUSIC MACHER

JULIE MANCINI: SPOKEN WORDSMITH

LLOYD MARBET:
TROJAN BUSTER

PHIL MARGOLIN:
NOT GUILTY SCRIBE

PETE MARK:
BUILDER BENEFACTOR

WILL MARTIN: PIONEERING BRICKLAYER

TOM MCCALL: THE LION

BILL MCCORMICK:
REPUBLICAN PARTY ANIMAL

JACK MCGOWEN: IRREPRESSIBLE STREET SWEEPER

FLOYD MCKAY:
TALKING HEAD

MIKE AND STEVE MCMENAMIN:

HOP HIPPIES

THARA MEMORY: JAZZ AGER

CHRIS MONLUX AND MIKE QUINN: MONQUI BUSINESS

JERRY MOUAWAD AND
CAROL TRIFFLE:
STAGE HANDS

BILL NAITO:
MADE IN OREGON

ALLEN NAUSE: DRAMA KING

GINNY NELSON:
RIGHTEOUS SISTER

MAURINE NEUBERGER:
POLITICS WITH CLASS

FRANK NUDO: CHILI DOG

TERENCE O'DONNELL:
STUMPTOWN HERODOTUS

KATHY OLIVER:
GUTTERPUNK GODMOTHER

JACK OHMAN: COMIC RELIEF

RODNEY PAGE:
THE SHEPHERD

LUCINDA PARKER:
ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST

JUDY PATTON:
CHARISMATIC CHOREOGRAPHER

NORM WINNINGSTAD:
FLOATING POINTMAN

THALIA ZEPATOS:
PRO-CHOICE PARAGON

CHERYL PERRIN:
MY-TE FINE GROCERY GAL

FRANK PETERS:
LARGER THAN LIFE

TOM PETERSON:
FLATTOP HUCKSTER

STEPHANIE PIERCE: PRESLEY PRESERVER

RAY POLANI: COMMUTER
WITH A CONSCIENCE

TOM POTTER: PEACE OFFICER

MICHAEL POWELL: BOOK SCHNOOK

TOM PROCHASKA:
ABSTRACT AND ADORED

MATTHEW PROPHET:
SCHOOL STRONGMAN

DARCELLE: QUEEN BEE

JUDITH RAMALEY:
PSU POWERHOUSE

JACK RAMSAY:
BAD DRESSER,
GOOD COACH

BOB RAUSCHENBERG:
SON OF RAUSCHENBERG

DONNA REDWING:
LESBIAN AVENGER

DAN REED: OHM MY GOD

STEVE REISCHMAN: MUSICAL GENIE

NEAL RENDLEMAN:
DOC TO THE DOWNTRODDEN

JIM REULER:
THE GOOD DOCTOR

HENRY RICHMOND:
FIRST OF 1000 FRIENDS

BARBARA ROBERTS:
ANOTHER BLEEDING HEART

BETTY ROBERTS:
THE JUDGE

FRANK ROBERTS:
DYNASTIC FLAMING LIBERAL

BILL ROBERTS:
DOWNTOWN DOYEN

ANDY RAUBESON: BURNSIDE BOOSTER

RAMBLIN' ROD ANDERS:
OUR MR. ROGERS

CHARLES ROOKS:
MY-TE GENEROUS

JEANNE ROY: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

CURTIS SALGADO:
BLUES BROTHER

JAMES SAMPSON:
HIV HEALER

ELVIS: SATURDAY MARKET TROUBADOUR

NICK SAUVIE:
LENTS LEVITATOR

DAVID SCHIFF:
MUSIC COLLEGIST

ARLENE SCHNITZER: LADY IN GIVING

BILL SCHONELY: RIPPIN'

MIKE SCHRUNK: ENLIGHTENED PROSECUTOR

MILDRED SCHWAB:
THE CHAIN-SMOKING COMMISH

SLEATER-KINNEY: REVOLUTION
GIRL-STYLE

BRUCE SMITH:
BALLET WITH A BEAT

ELLIOTT SMITH:
PRINCE OF PAIN

JOSHUA STAMPFER:
RABBI WITH A CAUSE

ALBERT STARR: CARDIAC WIZARD

ERIK STEN: BOY WONDER

SARAH STEPHENS:
HATE-FREE ARTISAN

FRANCES AND JOHN STORRS:
DYNAMIC DUO

ROB STRASSER: ROLLING THUNDER

PICABO STREET:
STAR SCHUSSER

BARBARA SUE SEAL:
PORTLAND'S MARY KAY

SCOTT THOMASON: UBIQUITOUS

PADDY TILLETT: ARCHITECTONICS

GEORGE TOUHOULIOTIS: PUNK ZEUS

JOE URIS:
WHAT'S LEFT OF THE LEFT

GUS VAN SANT:
OUR OWN PRIVATE GENIUS

THOMAS VAUGHAN: HISTORY MAJOR

MIKE VIDOR: GOURMET GRANDFATHER

LEROY VINNEGAR:
FIRST BASS

WILL VINTON:
RAISIN MAVEN

TOM WALSH: BUS BOY

BILL WALTON:
DUNKING DEADHEAD

ALAN WEBBER:
FAST COMPANY

KURT AND ROB WIDMER: MICROBREWSTERS

HOMER WILLIAMS: DEVELOPER WITH
A HEART

JULIE WILLIAMSON:
GIANT KILLER

 

 

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