An Early Evening for Charlie Hales


At about 8:20 pm, mayoral front-runner Charlie Hales gave the only speech he would give all evening. His victory celebration in tonight's mayoral primary was much like the campaign he has run—low key and lacking in drama. He pledged to focus on nuts-and-bolts issues like access to pre-school and cleaning up the Willamette River."Let's finish this good work out of our love for Portland," Hales said. ...   More
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Video: Who Would They Vote For?

Brady, Hales and Smith reveal who they'd vote for, other than themselves

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When the top three mayoral candidates came for their endorsement interview at WW, we asked them what candidate in the race they would vote for — if they couldn't vote for themselves. Charlie Hales and Eileen Brady gave us direct and surprising answers. Jefferson Smith.... well, you'll have to watch for yourself and see if you can figure out what his answer is. Watch more endorsement interviews:Measures ...   More
Monday, April 23, 2012 WW Editorial Stafff

Smith, Brady Fight Over Measures 66 and 67


No recent political issue polarized Oregonians more than Measures 66 and 67, the personal and corporate income tax increases voters approved in 2010. In the Portland mayoral race, the tax measures have been a point of contention between State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) and Eileen Brady. In 2009 and 2010, Brady served on the board of the Oregon Business Association, which lobbied hard to make ...   More
Friday, April 20, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Video: The Mayoral Candidates On Independence


Last week, WW began posting clips from its endorsement interview with the leading candidates for mayor, State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland), former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and businesswoman Eileen Brady. The first video showed the candidates offering their takes on the proposed Oregon Sustainability Center.The second had them respond to a tough question on campaign finance.Today's ...   More
Thursday, April 19, 2012 by Corey Pein

Mayoral Candidates Spar Over Sustainability Center

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Last week, the three leading mayoral candidates came to WW's office for a joint endorsement interview. Although the three—State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland), former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and businesswoman Eileen Brady—agree on many issues, one that provides some useful contrast is the proposed $62 million Oregon Sustainability Center. That project, a joint venture between the City ...   More
Monday, April 16, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Your Money's No Good Here! Mayoral Candidates On The Campaign Cash Chase


It's almost election time, which means WW's conference rooms have been busier than usual, with all the candidates coming for endorsement interviews.Last week, WW hosted the leading candidates for mayor, State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland), former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and businesswoman Eileen Brady. (The other candidates on the ballot were interviewed separately.)Yesterday, we posted ...   More
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 COREY PEIN

New Poll Shows Hales Up, Brady Down, Smith Second In Portland Mayoral Race (Updated)


A new poll by DHM Research shows Portland mayoral candidate Charlie Hales leading Eileen Brady and Jefferson Smith by a wider margin. KPTV and OPB News, which commissioned the poll, have published the results on their websites.The results, which show Smith steadily gaining share as Brady lags, show similar trends as an Oregonian/KGW poll released last week. But a SurveyUSA poll also released last week ...   More
Monday, May 14, 2012 COREY PEIN

Scrubbing All Their Jobs Talk

Everyone running for City Hall wants to help Portland’s economy. But not all their claims of being “job creators” add up.

City Commissioner Amanda Fritz wants you to believe she has created jobs in Portland...   More
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS , COREY PEIN

UPDATED: Latest Poll Confirms Smith's Momentum in Mayor's Race


A new poll in the Portland mayor’s race shows that state Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland) is surging in the campaign’s final days. The survey suggests city commissioner Charlie Hales and Eileen Brady have gained little ground with voters since last month. The SurveyUSA poll conducted for KATU and released Monday afternoon shows Brady with 28 percent, Smith with 27 and former City Commissioner ...   More
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Pink Box Shocker: Write-in Candidate Wins Voodoo's Mayoral Doughnut-Eating Contest

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For the third consecutive election cycle, Old Town on Friday night witnessed one of the most extraordinary traditions in the race for Portland mayor: the Voodoo Doughnut eating contest.All three major mayoral candidates—Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith—appeared and paid homage to the 24-hour doughnut phenomenon run by entrepreneurs Tres Shannon and Kenneth "Cat Daddy" Pogson."They're ...   More
Saturday, May 5, 2012 by Aaron Mesh


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