Welcome to Con-way Town

The freight giant in Northwest Portland is paving its way to developing a huge swath of real estate close to downtown.

News Stories
The asphalt prairies along Northwest 21st and 22nd avenues don’t look like much now.  But Con-way...   More
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 AARON MESH

Does New Seasons Market Sell a $4 Tomato?

We dice up this City Hall campaign rumor.

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At last week's Candidates Gone Wild, Jefferson Smith threw a tomato at Eileen Brady.During a forum on equity, Smith referred to "the parts of town where you can't buy a $4 tomato"—a not-especially-veiled reference to New Seasons Market, the supermarket chain at the center of Brady's business resume.Charlie Hales piled on later in the show, accompanying his "talent" of paving a pothole by mentioning ...   More
Monday, April 23, 2012 AARON MESH

The Evolution of Eileen Brady

From co-op to corporate boardroom, the making of a mayoral candidate.

Cover Story
It’s dawn on a Tuesday, and 30 women have gathered in a 15th-floor conference room in the Standard Plaza at a sold-out breakfast of coffee, melon and bagels. They’ve come to hear Portland’s    More
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 COREY PEIN

Manual Dexterity

When Eileen Brady helped run New Seasons, the company equated unions with extremists.

Eileen Brady’s association with New Seasons Market has been the central narrative of her campaign for Portland mayor. It makes sense that she wants to identify herself with the grocery that call   More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Extra Seasoning

Records raise questions about Eileen Brady’s New Seasons résumé.

Early this month, New Seasons Market announced plans to build its 13th store on a vacant lot in North Portland’s Eliot neighborhood.  That’s good news for the listless economy and the u   More
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

OLCC Probes Brady's New Seasons Claims


The Oregon Liquor Control Commission completed a brief probe into New Seasons Markets' liquor license last week, following mayoral candidate Eileen Brady and her husband, former New Seasons CEO Brian Rohter's, explanation of Brady's role in the company's founding. Brady's claim to be a "founding co-owner" of New Seasons, the popular 12-store chain, is central to her campaign narrative. Last week, ...   More
Monday, January 23, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Hotseat: Eileen Brady

She’s running for mayor based on her business experience.

City Hall
Four years ago, Eileen Brady considered at launching her political career by challenging a two-term U.S. senator, Gordon Smith. At the time, some—including this newspaper—suggested she run for m   More
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 COREY PEIN

Eileen Brady's Limited-Time Offer


Oh boy, election mail. As hard as it is to get excited about political spam, the following line, in a fundraising letter from Portland mayoral candidate Eileen Brady, caught our eye:"Please consider making a contribution to my campaign… $1,000, $500, $250, $100, $50 or whatever you can give by our June 30th deadline," the letter says.Intentionally or not, the cut-off date makes Brady's candidacy ...   More
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 COREY PEIN

Cyclist vs. New Seasons

A horrific crash and a potential mayoral candidate’s company.

News Stories
Portlanders need no introduction to New Seasons, a local grocery chain with a near-fanatical following. One key to the company’s success    More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Diary of An Immigrant: "Welcome to America. Are You Finding Everything OK?"

I'm Ruth, the new WW music intern. For the last 24-odd years, I've lived in Melbourne, Australia. A little over a week ago, I chucked everything in to move halfway across the world to Portland. I arrived in the country with little more than a backpack, a laptop and an "alien registration number", and have spent the last week trying to navigate my way through a new life in a new city in a new country. It's ...   More
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 RUTH BROWN


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