President Donald Trump reportedly wants Portland hotelier Gordon Sondland to be the next ambassador to the European Union.
Sondland leads Provenance Hotels which owns or manages 10 hotels, including the Heathman, Sentinel, Lucia and deLuxe in Portland.
Sondland is a Seattle native whose prized possessions include a signed first edition of Atlas Shrugged. He was an early supporter of Trump's rise to the White House, though he has tried to balance that support with the politics of the Pacific Northwest.
But Sondland then reportedly donated $1 million to Trump's inaugural committee, to be used for parties around the president's swearing-in.