Take the Orange Line to High Times

The nation’s biggest legal-weed party is looking to land in Clackamas County. For months, High Times magazine has struggled to find a site in Portland where it could host the Cannabis Cup, a marijua   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Multnomah County Democrats Will Hold VIP Party at Terry Bean's Home

Fundraiser is scheduled nine days after Bean's trial begins


Prominent Portland real-estate investor and gay-rights pioneer Terry Bean goes on trial next month in Lane County on felony charges of having sex with a then-15-year-old boy. Yet despite Bean's legal troubles, the Democratic Party of Multnomah County is embracing him. On Aug. 13, the party accepted a $5,000 donation from Bean. That's the largest political donation he's made to an Oregon candidate ...   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 by Nigel Jaquiss

Lane County Judge Delays Terry Bean's Trial Until Sept. 1

Prosecutors asked for more time to find the alleged victim, who is missing.


A Lane County judge today delayed the sex crimes trial of Portland developer and activist Terry Bean to give prosecutors more time to find his alleged victim, who prosecutors say is on the run across two states trying to avoid testifying. The trial, which was slated to begin Aug. 11, has been postponed until Sept. 1.Lane County Circuit Court Judge Jay McAlpin's ruling was first reported this afternoon ...   More
Friday, August 7, 2015 AARON MESH

Terry Bean's Alleged Victim is On the Run from Police with His Mother, Prosecutors Say


Prosecutors in the sex-abuse case against Portland developer and activist Terry Bean say the 17-year-alleged victim has been on the run from police for two weeks across California and Oregon, trying to avoid a subpoena to testify in Bean’s impending trial. The teenaged boy fled by train with his mother from San Diego around July 25, buying an Amtrak ticket to Eugene through a third party so police ...   More
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 AARON MESH

Murmurs: President Trump Will Stop the Megaquake.

Does the city lawfully own the trademark to the neon “Portland Oregon” sign? Legal observers will have to wait for an answer now that city officials have employed a creative maneuver to quash a la   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 WWeek News Staff

Judge Rules Terry Bean Must Stand Trial on Criminal Sex-Abuse Charges


A Lane County Circuit Court judge ruled this morning that Portland real-estate developer and Democratic Party activist Terry Bean will have to face trial for criminal charges that he sexually abused a teenage boy two years ago.Lane County Circuit Court Judge Charles M. Zennache ruled that Bean will stand trial Aug. 11 for two counts of third-degree sodomy, a felony, and one count of sexual abuse in ...   More
Thursday, July 16, 2015 CLAIRE HOLLEY

Bean Counting

Prosecutors say Portland developer Terry Bean is trying to buy his way out of sex-abuse charges.

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Prosecutors say Portland real-estate developer and Democratic Party activist Terry Bean is trying to “purchase an escape” from criminal sex-abuse charges by paying off a teenage boy, his alleged v   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 AARON MESH

Despite Facing Felony Sex Abuse Charges, Terry Bean Surfaces in Connection With Obama’s Portland Visit

Aide to Democratic Party money man emails potential supporters.

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When WW first reported that President Barack Obama will visit Portland on May 7, one of the first questions in political circles was what role, if any, would Portland real estate investor Terry Bean play in the visit. In the past, Bean, a gay-rights pioneer and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign, has been a strong Democratic booster and raised more money for Obama's presidential campaigns than ...   More
Friday, May 1, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Terry Bean Comments on His Arrest on Sex Abuse Charges: Updated

Developer, Obama fundraiser says he's innocent

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The real estate developer and prominent Democratic party fundraiser Terry Bean took to Facebook yesterday, making his first public comments following his Nov. 19 arrest in Portland on two counts of sodomy in the third degree and on count of sex abuse in the third degree. Both counts relate to the alleged sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy in Eugene in the fall of 2013. Here's what Bean said Sunday on ...   More
Monday, November 24, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Terry Bean Arrested on Charges of Sex Abuse of a Minor

Prominent Obama supporter and Democratic party activist initially faced allegations of secretly videotaping sex acts


Terry Bean, a Portland power player in national Democratic politics and the gay rights movement, was arrested today on charges of sex abuse in a case involving a 15-year-old boy.Police arrested Bean, 66, and booked him at the Multnomah County Detention Center this morning. Law enforcement sources familiar with the case say Bean will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the third degree, ...   More
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS


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