Thunderbird Hotel Is the Biggest Property Tax Delinquent in Multnomah County

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler plans to announce Sept. 9 that he will challenge incumbent Mayor Charlie Hales in next May’s primary election. Wheeler, 53, was elected Multnomah County chairman in 2006    More
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Precinct Zero

Residents of Madison South, once divided over the mayor’s race, say the candidates haven’t offered them much.

City Hall
Janet Wojcik grew up in the shadow of Rocky Butte, the Northeast Portland bluff once known for its jail but that now features a park with a commanding view of the city. This year...   More
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 LAURA FRAZIER

Risky Business

There’s a time for playing it safe... and our 2012 Endorsement Issue says this is one of them.

Cover Story
Portland, you have a gambling problem. We’re telling you this as a friend. For too many years, the voters of this city have rolled the dice on engaging but tro   More
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Dr. Know: Voting None Of The Above

Who can I write in for mayor that has the best chance of winning?

Dr. Know
I can’t vote for Jefferson Smith for mayor because he is a total fuckup. I can’t vote for Charlie Hales because he’s a lying son of a bitch. At this point, any alternative sounds good. Who c   More
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 MARTY SMITH

Jefferson Smith Cuts Back $50,000 on TV Advertising Buys


The mayoral campaign of Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) has reduced its television advertising buys by $50,000 with three weeks left until election day, the campaign tells WW.That reduction is a quarter of the $199,562 worth of TV time the campaign purchased on Oct. 1, the day before WW broke the story that Smith was charged with misdemeanor assault for hitting a woman in the face in 1993. Mark ...   More
Monday, October 15, 2012 AARON MESH

Bob Stacey Endorses Jefferson Smith


 Mayoral candidate Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) still has plenty of liberal friends. Today, one is vouching for him.Bob Stacey, a newly-elected Metro Councilor and a former director of environmental group 1000 Friends of Oregon, endorsed Smith this morning. "Jefferson is a very exciting leader," Stacey tells WW. The longtime conservation activist, who led ballot-measure battles to preserve ...   More
Thursday, July 26, 2012 AARON MESH

What Money Can’t Buy

Portland’s mayoral primary had something to teach everyone about Rose City politics.

News Stories
Fresh off his May 15 primary victory, mayoral candidate Charlie Hales fired most of his staff last week. As a gesture of...   More
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS , COREY PEIN

Video: Who Would They Vote For?

Brady, Hales and Smith reveal who they'd vote for, other than themselves

mayoral candidates

When the top three mayoral candidates came for their endorsement interview at WW, we asked them what candidate in the race they would vote for — if they couldn't vote for themselves. Charlie Hales and Eileen Brady gave us direct and surprising answers. Jefferson Smith.... well, you'll have to watch for yourself and see if you can figure out what his answer is. Watch more endorsement interviews:Measures ...   More
Monday, April 23, 2012 WW Editorial Stafff

Video: The Mayoral Candidates On Independence


Last week, WW began posting clips from its endorsement interview with the leading candidates for mayor, State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland), former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and businesswoman Eileen Brady. The first video showed the candidates offering their takes on the proposed Oregon Sustainability Center.The second had them respond to a tough question on campaign finance.Today's ...   More
Thursday, April 19, 2012 by Corey Pein

Mayoral Candidates Spar Over Sustainability Center

mayoral candidates

Last week, the three leading mayoral candidates came to WW's office for a joint endorsement interview. Although the three—State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland), former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and businesswoman Eileen Brady—agree on many issues, one that provides some useful contrast is the proposed $62 million Oregon Sustainability Center. That project, a joint venture between the City ...   More
Monday, April 16, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS


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