Down On The Corner

Buskers and the city revisit a 15-year-old deal.

City Hall
Fifteen years ago, then-Mayor Vera Katz, police, business associations and musicians signed an agreement that dictates when, where and how bucket drummers, fiddlers and human statues    More
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 STACY BROWNHILL

Multnomah County Commissioner District 2

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

Paul Van Orden To Run For County Commissioner

Add Paul Van Orden's name to the list of candidates seeking the Multnomah County commissioner seat that Jeff Cogen said today he would vacate to run for the County Chair position. Van Orden, a 40-year-old former professional skateboarder, has worked about 14 years for the City of Portland as its noise control officer. In 2006, Van Orden ran a write-in campaign for Multnomah County Sheriff to ...   More
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Candidates Gone Wild Takes Over The Aladdin Theater on April 26!

Witness acts of political mischief hosted by Storm Large! See candidates do battle! Included on that list of worthies are Metro president wannabes Rex Burkholder, Tom Hughes and Bob Stacey and candidates for Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. Drink beer, listen to live performances, be entertained by surprise guests! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll pee your pants! The event takes ...   More
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Christie Wright

A Fine Evening at the Aladdin: Candidates Gone Wild

Who knew Multnomah County commission candidate Tom Markgraf once unpacked John Kerry's underwear? Or that his fellow commissioner wannabe, Paul van Orden, once opened for Fugazi? You do, if you attended Candidates Gone Wild last night at the Aladdin Theater. It was the ninth incarnation of the unique political infotainment extravaganza put on by WW, Live Wire and the Bus Project. Once again, ...   More
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

County Candidate's Campaign Office Burglarized

Paul van Orden, one of the eight candidates on the ballot for Multnomah County Commissioner in District #2, got a bad break this morning. On the last weekend before ballots come due this Tuesday, van Orden learned this morning that his campaign office at 421 N. Broadway had been burglarized. But don't leap to a conclusion this was some campaign dirty trick by an opponent in the race. In fact, ...   More
Saturday, May 15, 2010 HANK STERN


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