Jan. 19, 2009: Mayor Sam Adams admits his relationship with Beau Breedlove…

40th Anniversary
For a long time, the political ascent of Sam Adams seemed to have no ceiling.  Adams started as an intern for then-Lane County Commissioner (now Congressman) Peter DeFazio in 1984. He dropp   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Beau Breedlove Is Getting Married


Today's edition of The Columbian re-introduces a name familiar in Portland political circles: Beau Breedlove. Tucked away in the Vancouver, Wash., daily's vital statistics section is the news that Breedlove and his partner filed for a marriage license on Dec. 9.Breedlove first achieved notoriety in 2007 when WW and The Oregonian reported then-City Commissioner Sam Adams had taken an unusual level of ...   More
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Beau Breedlove's French Dance Cafe: Now Open


Food & Drink
The most hotly anticipated restaurant of 2012 is finally here: Sam Adams' former lover Beau Breedlove's French dance cafe is now open at the South Waterfront.According to the website, Beau Breedlove's French dance cafe is "A place to gather and enjoy the pace of a forgone [sic] era of class and sophistication." The menu is a $26 three-course prix fixe, with dishes such as "delicately hammered ...   More
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Future Drinking: Beau Breedlove Opening a "French Dance Cafe"

And more Portland restaurant news


Food & Drink
Beau Breedlove (yes, that Beau Breedlove) is opening a "French dance cafe" at the South Waterfront (0315 SW Montgomery St. #150) called Vie. "We'll have a small area for slow dancing and such, and later in the evening expand it to a larger space for dancing," Breedlove told WW on the phone this afternoon.The restaurant will only offer dinner service to begin with, serving Provencal French cuisine: ...   More
Friday, August 3, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Adams Admission Reaction: Live From the 'Blogosphere'

News of Mayor Sam Adams' admission of a sexual relationship with 18-year-old Beau Breedlove is — as the MSM invariably puts it — "lighting up the blogosphere." And in the brave tradition of the Internet, most of the people lighting those fires are keeping themselves completely anonymous. "Debatablepolitics" over at Daily Kos writes that Adams "had no business taking advantage ...   More
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Adams' Admission Reaction: Mayor Repentant at City Hall Press Conference

A somber Mayor Sam Adams told reporters at a jammed City Hall press conference this afternoon that he doesn't plan to quit but did add that "if it's in the city's best interest ... I'll resign." Adams made his remarks in the wake of an admission to WW yesterday that he lied in 2007 about having had sex with a legislative intern named Beau Breedlove in 2005 when Breedlove was 18. "I'm ashamed, ...   More
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams Admission Reaction: Adams and Breedlove's Stories Differ (Plus KATU Reports A New Detail on Breedlove)

In an interview with WW on Jan. 19 and in a press conference the next day, Mayor Sam Adams said his sexual relationship with Beau Breedlove—a relationship he had previously denied—lasted "maybe two months" in the summer of 2005. That's different from the story that Breedlove told The Oregonian yesterday. "Breedlove says their only sexual encounters took place that [July 5, 2005]," ...   More
Monday, January 26, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams' Admission Reaction: Business Leaders Unenthused

As Mayor Sam Adams returns to work today for the first time since admitting to WW last week that he had lied in 2007 about having sex with former legislative intern Beau Breedlove, one unanswered question is how Portlanders will respond to Adams. Here's one answer below from the Portland Business Alliance, which issued its statement yesterday. The PBA, the city's largest mainstream business ...   More
Monday, January 26, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

BREAKING: Mayor Sam Adams Retains Lawyer Bob Weaver And Says, "I'm Not Going to Keep People Waiting Much Longer"

Mayor Sam Adams told WW about 3:45 pm today that he is close to making a decision about whether he will resign or fight to keep his office. Adams is meeting individually with city commissioners tomorrow morning. "I'm not going to keep people waiting much longer," Adams told WW. "I need to make a good decision and make it soon." Adams, who has not been back to City Hall since a Tuesday press ...   More
Friday, January 23, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams' Admission Reaction: Firefighters' Union to Consider Action

Leaders of the powerful Portland firefighters' union are meeting Thursday to discuss whether to inject themselves into the scandal brewing around Mayor Sam Adams. Ken Burns, president of the Portland Firefighters Association Local 43, tells WW that union leaders will decide Thursday morning whether to take the issue of whether to call for Adams' resignation before the union's executive board. Leaders ...   More
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 JAMES PITKIN


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