Adams' Savvy Move? The Mayor's Public Meeting on the Rose Quarter

On Tuesday, April 14, Mayor Sam Adams is hosting an "open house" with the public to discuss his quickly-developed plans to tear down Memorial Coliseum and build a minor-league baseball stadium in the Rose Quarter. With only days to go before City Council is expected to vote on the project on April 22, business owners from around the Rose Quarter already have questions for the mayor. "I am concerned ...   More
Friday, April 10, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Bloggers, Architects Rally Against Memorial Coliseum Demolition

Mayor Sam Adams and Commissioner Randy Leonard may think tearing down Portland's 49-year-old Memorial Coliseum to make room for a new minor-league baseball stadium is a done deal. But a serious opposition has begun to coalesce. Writer Brian Libby has penned a sports-centric protest on his blog, Portland Architecture. Today the American Intsitute of Architects sent City Council a letter condemning ...   More
Monday, April 13, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

From The Archives: Memorial Coliseum Isn't Always Moribund

If you're interested in tonight's open house on tearing down the Memorial Coliseum, you know that much of the discussion about razing the coliseum to make room for a new minor-league baseball stadium has turned on how outdated the 49-year-old coliseum is. Some folks are using the coliseum's architectural history as a worthy reason to save it. And certainly the building also has plenty of sports ...   More
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 HANK STERN

Sam Adams: One More Answer

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 HANK STERN

Oh the Drama! Read Amy Ruiz's Text Messages

Last week, you will recall, Mayor Sam Adams turned some dirt in City Hall's new vegetable garden before heading inside to prepare for his press conference on the city' 2009-2010 budget. But the big news of the day wasn't the city's general fund — it was The Oregonian's story on Adams' phone calls to Beau Breedlove before Breedlove turned 18. And as Adams tried to enter City Hall that day, ...   More
Friday, May 8, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Sam Adams vs. KATU: The Latest Round

KATU has had quite the week of reporting on Mayor Sam Adams. The station was first to report on the collision set off last Sunday by the mayor when he was driving his truck in a parking lot. Then the station reported on how four prominent Portland-area Democratic senators in the state Legislature were raising questions about the effectiveness of Adams and the city among Oregon lawmakers. ...   More
Friday, May 8, 2009 HANK STERN

Update Your Scorecard: Baseball In Lents Requires New $2 Million for Parks

Commissioner Randy Leonard went before the Lents Town Center Urban Renewal Area committee last night to tell the group the city wanted not $25 million from the tax-increment district, not $40 million, but $42 million. The new $2 million cost to taxpayers would be necessary, Leonard said, because the new baseball stadium Leonard and Mayor Sam Adams want to build in Lents would destroy a soccer ...   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

A Night With The Recall Sam Adams Campaign

There were three TV news vans out front of Nick's Coney Island restaurant Thursday evening by 5:30pm, a half hour before the first rally for the Recall Sam Adams political action committee. Too many bulky cameras, microphones, and stiff newscaster hair left the already tight Nick's easily packed by 6 pm. The bartenders were busy pouring beers, and TV newscasters were “testing testing ...   More
Thursday, May 14, 2009 Megan Brescini


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