Mayor Adams Posts Oregonian Interview

Mayor Sam Adams

On Sunday, The Oregonian published a story by Beth Slovic (who used to work at WW), suggesting that the conditions of roads in Portland have deteriorated under Mayor Adams, while he has funded other priorities.  The article extends the reporting done in this paper back in May of 2011, called "Dirt Road, Dead Ends." Adams has fought back, first with a column in today's O, and this morning, with ...   More
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 MARK ZUSMAN

Sam Adams is on Yelp


The other day I noticed a curious tweet from our venerable mayor's Twitter account:Yes, Sam is tweeting his Yelp reviews. In addition to Mee-Sen, which he gives five stars, he has also likes Bridges Cafe & Catering ("The scrambled eggs and grits combo go together like Fred and Ginger"), the Arbor Lodge ("I love thy they serve Coavee Coffee!"), New Seasons Market Pharmacy ("They know alt medicine!") ...   More
Monday, February 13, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Aaron Campbell Settlement Ranks High Among Portland Police Payouts

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Earlier today, Mayor Sam Adams' office announced that the city had reached a settlement with the family of Aaron Campbell, an unarmed 25-year-old who was shot in the back by ex-Portland Police Bureau Officer Ron Frashour on the night of Jan. 29, 2010.Adams extended his personal apology to "Campbell’s family, particularly to his mother, Marva Davis, and his four children. "Today’s settlement does ...   More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 by Corey Pein

Ex-Adams Spokesman Files Appeal Document, Cites "Lies" As Reason He Was Forced Out


Wade Nkrumah, a one-time spokesman for Mayor Sam Adams, filed his final replay brief with  the Oregon Court of Appeals on Jan. 25. Nkrumah is seeking to overturn a Multnomah County Court judge's decision to throw out Nkrumah's 2009 wrongful discharge lawsuit against the city. In that lawsuit, Nkrumah, a former Oregonian reporter, claimed he was  forced to lie to the public about Adams' ...   More
Friday, January 27, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Headout: Sort of Sam

WW exclusive: Sam Adams' endorsement for Portland’s next mayor.

OK, so he’s not the mayor, but when singer-songwriter Sam Adams moved to Portland a year ago from Indiana he quickly got used to the confusion.   More
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 MELINDA HASTING

Bellringer Boycott? City Bureau Chiefs Raise Cash For Salvation Army Despite Gay Activist Opposition

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Portland Police Chief Mike Reese and Portland Fire and Rescue Chief John Klum plan to participate in a Salvation Army "Celebrity Bell Ringing Challenge" this morning, despite calls by some gay-rights activists to boycott the Christian charity. Klum and Reese (who last month abandoned his plans for a mayoral campaign) will compete to see who can raise the most change from passersby outside Nordstrom ...   More
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 COREY PEIN

(UPDATED) Parks Bureau Proposes Closing All Park Restrooms As Part of Mandatory Cuts

While tentative, the budget cut proposal paints a nasty picture for Portland's park system.


UPDATE: The Parks Budget Advisory Committee released its slightly revised list of proposed cuts Thursday afternoon. Notable changes include moving the closure of Hillside Community Center to the 6 percent-cut scenario and the cut to parks workers into the worst-case scenario.It’s possible that next August, when families flock to Portland’s parks to play, picnic and cool off, they may have to use ...   More
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Rob Ingram, Who Tried To Steer Portland Teens Away From Gangs, Dies

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Rob Ingram, director of Portland's Office of Youth Violence Prevention under three City Commissioners, died today of a heart attack, according to a friend. He was 38. In that position, created under Mayor Tom Potter, Ingram played a key civilian role in the city's gang counter-recruitment efforts, supervising a team of outreach workers who met with "disconnected" youth around the city. A self-described ...   More
Sunday, November 27, 2011 COREY PEIN

New York Deputy Mayor Criticizes Portland's Eviction of the Occupy Portland Camp


In a TV interview Wednesday, New York Deputy Mayor Carl Howard Wolfson explained why and how the City of New York cleared the Occupy Wall Street protest out of Zucotti Park, and in doing so, contrasts New York’s strategy with the eviction of Occupy Portland over the weekend.---Wolfson told New York One he criticizes Portland’s 48-hour notice to protesters because, he says, it drew people looking ...   More
Thursday, November 17, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Chaos to Checkmate

Mayor Adams and Occupy Portland played a game in city parks. Police Chief Reese won.

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Occupy Portland had countless moments of beauty, absurdity and anger. In the end, it was downright ugly. The 39 days of occupation in Lownsdale and Chapman squares began as an idealistic stateme   More
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 COREY PEIN, NIGEL JAQUISS


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