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

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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


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


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


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

First Item on Hales' Agenda: Bike Projects

Portland Ranked #1 for Number of Bicycle Commuters

Let's play a guessing game. What is the first transportation item on Mayor-elect Charlie Hales' agenda the day of his swearing in?A. $4 million in grants for more "bikeway improvements" fashioned by outgoing Mayor Sam Adams.B. Gathering state money for paving sidewalks east of Interstate 205. The answer, of course, is both. The Jan. 2 City Council agenda includes one transportation item offered by ...   More
Friday, December 28, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

Metro Pushes Headquarters Hotel Decision Back

Decision another blow for Mayor Adams


The Metro Council had been scheduled to vote on a pending proposal to develop a hotel next to the Oregon Convention center next month but as Metro's in-house news reporter Nick Christensen wrote this afternoon that is not going to happen.The long-planned, on-again off-again 600-room project has been a top priority for Metro Council President Tom Hughes and for Mayor Sam Adams. It's the second delay ...   More
Thursday, November 29, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

At Hales' Victory Party, Well Wishers and A Tool Belt for the Work Ahead


Before the line of well-wishers began giving him hugs, before any results were announced, Portland Mayor-elect Charlie Hales had scheduled a meeting with outgoing Mayor Sam Adams. "I'll be meeting with the mayor tomorrow at 1:30," Hales told WW shortly before 8 pm at his election-night party at Holocene.Minutes later, the first wave of election results showing Hales' decisive victory over Rep. Jefferson ...   More
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 AARON MESH

Portland Police, U.S. Department of Justice, Release Agreement on Mental Health Reforms


The U.S. Department of Justice and the city of Portland released a settlement agreement Friday on changes the city must make in order to stay out of court, in the wake of the DOJ’s findings that police have a pattern of using excessive force against the mentally ill.The agreement ramps up both internal and external supervision of the department, expands police crisis training and response and further ...   More
Friday, October 26, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

What The Hell is a "Fork to the City"?

And How Do You Get One?


Food & Drink
Two Portland chefs have made high-profile appearances on reality television cooking shows lately—first Beast's Naomi Pomeroy, who is currently competing on Bravo's Top Chef Masters, and Sunday night, Paley's Place chef Vitaly Paley appeared as a challenger on the Food Network's Iron Chef America.At the respective local premieres of each show, the City of Portland (Pomeroy got an appearance from Mayor ...   More
Monday, April 18, 2011 RUTH BROWN


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