“Ugly Sweater” Artists Hit Portland Icons

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Downtown Portland is dressed up for the holidays —are you?  Come do your holiday shopping downtown and enjoy some monumental attire around Pioneer Courthouse Square. Otters in stripes? Check. Deer with beanies? Check. Beavers with candy canes and tail-warming sweaters? Check and check. Beginning Thursday, November 13, some of downtown’s most iconic sculptures will don their holiday finery ...   More
Thursday, November 13, 2014 Portland Business Alliance

Steve Novick Scraps with Portland Business Alliance Over Who Pays for Downtown Tourism Ads


A representative of the Portland Business Alliance has refused to sign off on City Commissioner Steve Novick's proposed budget for the Portland Bureau of Transportation—usually a formality in the city budget process.What's the hangup? Novick wants to end a deal where PBOT pays for downtown marketing campaigns in exchange for higher rates on downtown parking meters. Bernie Bottomly, the PBA's representative ...   More
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 AARON MESH

Port of Portland Rallying Support For CRC Hearing


Port of Portland lobbyist Annette Price convened a meeting of leading business lobbyists yesterday to plan strategy ahead of a Jan. 14 legislative hearing on the proposed Oregon-only Columbia River Crossing project. The Legislature's approval for the project has expired, and Gov. John Kitzhaber is hoping lawmakers will revive the CRC in the upcoming February legislative session.Price's email lays out ...   More
Thursday, January 9, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Amanda Fritz and Mary Nolan Weigh In on CRC


Many special interest groups routinely ask city candidates to fill out questionnaires as part of their endorsement process, but the Portland Business Alliance is among the most detailed. Some of the group's questions force candidates to answer direct and sometimes difficult questions. Here are the responses incumbent City Commissioner Amanda Fritz and her challenger, State Rep. Mary Nolan (D-Portland) ...   More
Friday, September 7, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Metro À Go-Go

Metro Council President Tom Hughes’ job has allowed him to see the world.

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At the rate he’s going, Metro Council President Tom Hughes will need to add new pages to his passport faster than you can say “Oregon-Japan Friendship Week.” Since taking office in Janua   More
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 FIONA NOONAN

A is for Adams

From ax-wielding to zemblanity, the things Portland’s controversial mayor has done right.

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Give Mayor Sam Adams some credit.  We are. Finally. Perhaps no media organization has been tougher on Adams during his term as Portland’s mayor than WW—and for good reason. Weeks afte   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 COREY PEIN

Sticky Fingers: PBA Names Top Downtown Shoplifters

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Is the Portland Business Alliance keen to compete with Busted! magazine or PDX Mugshots?It looks like it, judging from the latest edition of the PBA Downtown Retail Council's newsletter, which contains a feature that hasn't appeared in other recent installments: Top downtown shoplifters for June 2012.Nine mugs make the cut, but there's no explanation of why. Check it out here (pdf).A quick search of ...   More
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 by Corey Pein

Portland Business Alliance Endorses Eileen Brady for Mayor


The city's largest business group, the Portland Business Alliance, has endorsed Eileen Brady to replace Mayor Sam Adams.J. Isaac, the chair of the PBA board of directors, said in a Tuesday press release that Brady supports the alliance’s jobs agenda and improving the economy by creating private-sector jobs.“Eileen Brady will bring a fresh perspective as well as a business perspective to City Hall,” ...   More
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Supporters of Publicly Funded Campaigns Outraise Opponents by More Than 5-1

  David and Goliath swapped positions in the battle for fundraising supremacy over publicly financed campaigns in Portland. Representing the little guy in the debate over Measure 26-108, Friends of Voter Owned Elections (which supports keeping Portland’s five-year-old system for giving cash to qualifying candidates in City Hall elections) raised $350,000 in cash and in-kind ...   More
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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


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