Sam Adams: Five Stars for Fluoride Backer's Bar

Wilder bar and cafe in Concordia, run by former fluoride booster, opens to a rave from the former mayor

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Food & Drink
Willamette Week reported in August that Raquel Luz Bournhonesque, co-director and co-founder of Upstream Public Health—the lobbying group best known for its campaign to fluoridate Portland’s water—planned to open a local-sourced, organic-heavy Northeast Portland bar and cafe called Wilder.Well, it opened up at the end of November at 5501 NE 30th Ave., and Michael Russell over at The ...   More
 
Friday, December 6, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Headout: Checklist Charlie

On Dec. 6, Mayor Charlie Hales opens his Eastmoreland home to the public. Here’s what we’ll be looking for inside his “graciously decorated” abode.


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□ Choo-choo room. Scale model of Portland showing planned streetcars    More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Water Rebels Spurn City Club

They've rejected Portland Utility Review Board, too.

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The backers of a ballot initiative to overthrow Portland's water and sewer bureaus aren't just fighting City Hall—they're fighting Portland City Club. And, for that matter, the Portland Utility Review Board.The leaders of the campaign, lawyer Kent Craford and activist Floy Jones, announced in a public letter this morning that they've declined former Mayor Sam Adams' invitation to make their case ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 AARON MESH

Sam Adams Bans Hotel Critic From City Club Debate

UPDATE: City Club debate will now feature dueling national experts

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Before he left office at the beginning of this year, former Mayor Sam Adams was a leading proponent of building a 600-room hotel adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center. Despite Adams' repeated efforts to find a way to finance such a hotel, the project foundered during the deep recession that plagued his mayoral term.Now, Adams is the executive director of Portland City Club and critics of the resusitated ...   More
 
Friday, August 30, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Inbox: Cogen, Adams, Et Al.


Letters to the Editor
[Jeff] Cogen joins [Sam] Adams on a dirty laundry list—from U.S. Sen. Bob Packwood to Congressman David Wu—of Oregon’s politically elite men behaving like tumescent teens. [“Boys Behaving    More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Boys Behaving Badly

How Cogen followed Adams’ fall.


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Jeff Cogen never wanted Sam Adams’ reputation. He wanted Adams’ job. Two years ago, Adams was mayor of Portland, hobbled by revelations in 2009 that he had lied about a sexual relationship w   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 AARON MESH

Best of Portland 2013: Best Music


Featured Stories
BEST CHOIR  You’re home alone, listening to your ’90s alt-rock playlist, when Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” comes on. Suddenly, you’re belting it out like Uncle Joey just   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 WW Staff

Sam Adams Gets Line of Glasses Named After Him

Yes, they're sustainable

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News
It was bound to happen: Portland's most famously bespectacled former mayor, Sam Adams, now has his own custom style that anyone can now buy.Adams, whose thick-rimmed hipster glasses put him in the four-eyed company of Buddy Holly and Rivers Cuomo from Weezer, has a new model designed by EDA, or Eyewear Design Alliance. Word of the frames went out first on Twitter via Sarah Mirk of Bitch Magazine, ...   More
 
Monday, June 3, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Updated: Sam Adams Named New Executive Director of City Club

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Former Mayor Sam Adams has ended the speculation about his next career move—he will soon be named the new executive director of the Portland City Club. The civic organization, best known for its Friday forums at the Governor Hotel, has drifted lately and has been looking for a way to revitalize itself. City Club announced the hire today on its Twitter feed. Adams will take a big pay cut ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Hales Halts PBOT Job Rumored for Amy Ruiz

Sam Adams' former chief of staff goes to Basic Rights Oregon

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Mayor Charlie Hales has told the Portland Bureau of Transportation not to fill a public affairs manager position that was reportedly set to go to ex-Mayor Sam Adams aide Amy Ruiz. The Oregonian reported in November that PBOT director Tom Miller was looking to fill the position—essentially a deputy director of the bureau—and that he had set his sights on Ruiz, a former Portland Mercury reporter ...   More
 
Thursday, January 3, 2013 AARON MESH

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