Adams' Admission Reaction: Read The Mayor's Interview with Out.com


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Mayor Sam Adams may want to focus on the city's business —the configuration of a proposed Columbia River Crossing bridge and an effort to lure a Major League Soccer franchise to Portland, to name just two big issues. But the national press wants to hear more about his confession two weeks ago to lying about his sexual relationship with then teen-aged Beau Breedlove in 2005. Over the weekend ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams' Admission Reaction: Breedlove Gets Break of a Lifetime


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It appears Beau Breedlove may have more to gain from this whole Mayor Sam Adams saga than his requisite 15 minutes. Breedlove has been offered an opportunity to live forever on the “steamy” pages of an adult, gay-oriented magazine. Unzipped Media has offered Breedlove the cover, and a nude photo spread in one of Unzipped's three publications. The Los Angeles based Unzipped Media ...   More
 
Friday, January 30, 2009 Dan Green

Adams' Admission Reaction: Hear Mayor Sam Adams Deflect the Bathroom Question


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Last Sunday, The Oregonian reported that Beau Breedlove and Sam Adams kissed in a City Hall bathroom on June 2, 2005, which was 23 days before Breedlove's 18th birthday. Breedlove told the daily the kissing was "mutual and said it lasted about a minute." Breedlove told The O they did not have sex that night. Adams has also said the two did not have sex that night. Here is audio and a transcript ...   More
 
Thursday, January 29, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams' Admission Reaction: The Blue Oregon Connection


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Two of the three people who founded Oregon's top left-leaning political blog, Blue Oregon, are going to bat for Mayor Sam Adams. Last week, Kari Chisholm, who designs websites for Adams and many of the state's Democratic elected officials, posted a couple of times in Adams' favor. Last week, for example, he wrote, The media had no business asking him a question about sex between two legal ...   More
 
Thursday, January 29, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams Admission Reaction: Mayor Faces Critics at His First City Council Meeting After Breedlove Story


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Mayor Sam Adams has probably sat through more routine City Council sessions in the past 15 years than about any other Portlander. As chief of staff to Mayor Vera Katz for more than 10 years; a city commissioner for four years, and now mayor, Adams is perhaps the city's leading expert on the arcane procedures that govern council meetings. One that worked in his favor today is the requirement ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Soccer Deal Comes To A Vote Tomorrow. Here's What To Watch For


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Mayor Sam Adams and City Commissioner Randy Leonard this morning rolled out their draft agreement (PDF) with Portland Beavers/Timbers owner Merritt Paulson to renovate PGE Park into a soccer-specific facility and build a new ballpark for the Beavers where Memorial Coliseum is now located. Total cost of the deal: $88.785 million. This afternoon, proponents of the deal are lobbying skeptics, including ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams Admission Reaction: One Protester Explains In Painful Detail Why She's So Mad


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Mayor Sam Adams has regularly faced angry citizens at City Council meetings demanding he resign in the wake of his admission in January that he lied about a 2005 sexual relationship with then-teen-aged Beau Breedlove. Today, the only person who signed up to call for the mayor's ouster was Rondine Ghiselline, a West Linn woman who has been among the mayor's fiercest critics. In emotional council ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams Admission Reaction: Mayor's State of City Address


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"Give bikes a round of applause, somebody," Mayor Sam Adams said midway through his State of the City address at Portland City Club today. That odd request typified a rambling speech that began with Adams introducing his mother and grandmother, and that ended with Adams getting a standing ovation from about two-thirds of the room. Early on in his first State of the City speech, the mayor ...   More
 
Friday, February 27, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams Admission Reaction: Critics Take Aim At Mayor's Peers


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Four citizens showed up at City Council's weekly session this morning to ask Mayor Sam Adams to resign, in what's become a regularevent since Adams admitted on Jan. 19 that he'd lied about having a sexual relationship with then teen-aged Beau Breedlove in 2005 Today's testifiers were more measured than in previous weeks (video will be archived here later today). And while seemingly not coordinated, ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Some Economic Hiccups on Portland's Path to Sustainability


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Last October, then-Mayor-Elect Sam Adams announced big plans for the North Broadway building known as the leftbank project. In Adams' speech back then at the "Go Green" conference, Adams announced that two organizations set up to market the city and the state's sustainability cred, PDX Lounge and Portland + Oregon Sustainability Institute would be setting up shop in the leftbank building. PDX ...   More
 
Thursday, March 26, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

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