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
Wilder bar and cafe in Concordia, run by former fluoride booster, opens to a rave from the former mayor
Food & Drink
Willamette Week reported in August that Raquel Luz Bournhonesque, co-director and co-founder of Upstream Public Health—the lobbying group best known for its campaign to fluoridate Portland’s water—planned to open a local-sourced, organic-heavy Northeast Portland bar and cafe called Wilder.Well, it opened up at the end of November at 5501 NE 30th Ave., and Michael Russell over at The ...
The backers of a ballot initiative to overthrow Portland's water and sewer bureaus aren't just fighting City Hall—they're fighting Portland City Club. And, for that matter, the Portland Utility Review Board.The leaders of the campaign, lawyer Kent Craford and activist Floy Jones, announced in a public letter this morning that they've declined former Mayor Sam Adams' invitation to make their case ...
UPDATE: City Club debate will now feature dueling national experts
Before he left office at the beginning of this year, former Mayor Sam Adams was a leading proponent of building a 600-room hotel adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center. Despite Adams' repeated efforts to find a way to finance such a hotel, the project foundered during the deep recession that plagued his mayoral term.Now, Adams is the executive director of Portland City Club and critics of the resusitated ...
Letters to the Editor
[Jeff] Cogen joins [Sam] Adams on a dirty laundry
list—from U.S. Sen. Bob Packwood to Congressman David Wu—of Oregon’s
politically elite men behaving like tumescent teens. [“Boys Behaving
Jeff Cogen never wanted Sam Adams’ reputation. He wanted Adams’ job.
Two years ago, Adams
was mayor of Portland, hobbled by revelations in 2009 that he had lied
about a sexual relationship w
It was bound to happen: Portland's most famously bespectacled former mayor, Sam Adams, now has his own custom style that anyone can now buy.Adams, whose thick-rimmed hipster glasses put him in the four-eyed company of Buddy Holly and Rivers Cuomo from Weezer, has a new model designed by EDA, or Eyewear Design Alliance. Word of the frames went out first on Twitter via Sarah Mirk of Bitch Magazine, ...
Former Mayor Sam Adams has ended the speculation about his next career move—he will soon be named the new executive director of the Portland City Club. The civic organization, best known for its Friday forums at the Governor Hotel, has drifted lately and has been looking for a way to revitalize itself. City Club announced the hire today on its Twitter feed. Adams will take a big pay cut ...