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

Panel Gives Mayor Sam Adams Cautious OK for HQ Hotel


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At a time when the City of Portland is preparing to cut such basic services as street cleaning and pavement repair, prospects for a heavily-subsided 600-room "headquarters hotel" adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center are looking brighter. Earlier this month, a task force that Mayor Sam Adams asked to review the long-planned project gave a cautious thumbs-up to moving forward. "The Task Force ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Beau Breedlove: The Cover!


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To all of you Beau Breedlove saga lovers, your wait is over for hot, steamy pictures of the ex-legislative intern at the center of the state Attorney General investigation into Mayor Sam Adams. Thanks to Unzipped magazine, here's the cover photo, But don't just stop there: the issue has tons of fun inside too! A full spread nude photo session and interview where Breedlove tells all about his ...   More
 
Monday, March 23, 2009 Megan Brescini

Adams Juggles Competing Demands for Urban Renewal Dollars


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This week, Mayor Sam Adams made an unscheduled appearance at a meeting of the Oregon Convention Center Urban Renewal Advisory Committee. Although that group may be obscure, it is involved in overseeing money earmarked for projects crucial to Adams' vision for Portland. The group was meeting Tuesday Monday afternoon to discuss its budget—which shows that it has about $35 million to spend ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Wanna Get Your Picture Taken With Sam Adams? CEOs Apply Here


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Mayor Sam Adams is pretty busy these days, pushing forward on such big ticket items as bringing Major League Soccer to Portland and the resurrection of the long-stalled "Headquarters Hotel" project. Now for something new: Adams has come up with the "Mayor's International Business Awards," designed to be an annual program to recognize promising local businesses. Entrants for the new honors ...   More
 
Friday, April 17, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams to Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Advisory Committee: Let Them Eat Cake!


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Mayor Sam Adams visited a meeting of the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Advisory Committee Monday night to tell the assembled group of volunteers he wanted to "study" extending the southern boundary of Interstate's urban renewal zone to encompass the Rose Quarter. The idea would be to access the millions of dollars in available funding from the Interstate area to help pay for the ever-expanding ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Adams to Wheeler: I'll Fund The Sellwood Bridge, If You Support The Convention Center Hotel


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Multnomah County Chairman Ted Wheeler got a response from Mayor Sam Adams today on whether the city would help the county get federal matching funds to replace the Sellwood Bridge, as Wheeler proposed in March [PDF]. The City Council has now had six weeks to consider that request. According to Wheeler, who met Tuesday afternoon with Adams, the mayor told the county chairman he would support funding ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Swing Vote Saltzman Wavering On Soccer/Baseball Deal


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City Commissioner Dan Saltzman walked into last week's hearing at City Hall on Portland's controversial stadium-building deal with Merritt Paulson prepared to offer a new amendment calling for a 120-day "time out" on Mayor Sam Adams' rushed deal. Instead, out of "deference to the mayor," Saltzman says he withheld the amendment on the city's deal with Paulson, owner of the Timbers soccer team ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Mayor Sam Adams Finds A Bike Friend


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Friday, April 24, 2009 HANK STERN

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