New Poll Shows Hales Up, Brady Down, Smith Second In Portland Mayoral Race (Updated)


A new poll by DHM Research shows Portland mayoral candidate Charlie Hales leading Eileen Brady and Jefferson Smith by a wider margin. KPTV and OPB News, which commissioned the poll, have published the results on their websites.The results, which show Smith steadily gaining share as Brady lags, show similar trends as an Oregonian/KGW poll released last week. But a SurveyUSA poll also released last week ...   More
Monday, May 14, 2012 COREY PEIN

Scrubbing All Their Jobs Talk

Everyone running for City Hall wants to help Portland’s economy. But not all their claims of being “job creators” add up.

City Commissioner Amanda Fritz wants you to believe she has created jobs in Portland...   More
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS , COREY PEIN

UPDATED: Latest Poll Confirms Smith's Momentum in Mayor's Race


A new poll in the Portland mayor’s race shows that state Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) is surging in the campaign’s final days. The survey suggests city commissioner Charlie Hales and Eileen Brady have gained little ground with voters since last month. The SurveyUSA poll conducted for KATU and released Monday afternoon shows Brady with 28 percent, Smith with 27 and former City Commissioner ...   More
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Pink Box Shocker: Write-in Candidate Wins Voodoo's Mayoral Doughnut-Eating Contest

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For the third consecutive election cycle, Old Town on Friday night witnessed one of the most extraordinary traditions in the race for Portland mayor: the Voodoo Doughnut eating contest.All three major mayoral candidates—Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith—appeared and paid homage to the 24-hour doughnut phenomenon run by entrepreneurs Tres Shannon and Kenneth "Cat Daddy" Pogson."They're ...   More
Saturday, May 5, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

It's a Dead Heat in the Portland Mayor's Race

New Poll: Smith Surging, Hales Improving, Brady Stalled


The race for Portland mayor is a dead heat, with a new poll showing that state Rep. Jefferson Smith is gaining late momentum, and that businesswoman Eileen Brady is making no progress with voters despite spending nearly $1 million on her campaign.The poll was conducted by DHM Research for Oregon Public Broadcasting and Fox-12. The survey asked 400 likely Portland voters whom they would ...   More
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Mayoral Money: Brady Passes Million-Dollar Mark


Mayoral candidate Eileen Brady has now officially eclipsed the $1 million mark in fundraising for the May primary, state filings show. That's a big number for any city race and particularly impressive considering Brady is a first-time candidate. Her opponents, former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) have raised $569,000 and $451,000 respectively, since the ...   More
Thursday, April 26, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Smith Tax 2008 Tax Return In Line With Other Years


A couple of weeks ago, the three principal mayoral candidates turned over their personal income tax returns. At the time, Eileen Brady turned over returns from 2008, 2009 and 2010 as did Charlie Hales. But State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland), only provided returns for 2009 and 2010. The missing 2008 return piqued our curiosity—did Smith win the lottery that year or did Smith, who has a history ...   More
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

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

Jefferson Smith Wins Police, Fire Union Endorsements


The unions representing Portland police and firefighters have endorsed State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) for mayor. The public safety unions last year announced they'd be withholding their endorsement in the race for the time being.Smith is perceived to be the most liberal of the three leading candidates. He's running against businesswoman Eileen Brady, former City Commissioner Charlie Hales ...   More
Monday, April 23, 2012 COREY PEIN

Video: Mayoral Debate Club

Watch it again, or see what you missed


We're sending the leading mayoral candidates back to school—David Douglas High School, to be precise—at 7 pm this Sunday for Mayoral Debate Club. There'll be no chewing gum, no running in the halls, and definitely no dodging the questions as WW and KATU team up to give Eilleen Brady, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith a pop quiz.Update: The debate is now over. You can relive the magic below, then ...   More
Saturday, April 21, 2012 WW Editorial Staff


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