Blumenauer Dodges City Club Question on Whether He'll Run for Mayor

Earl Blumenauer

 U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), often mentioned as a possible candidate to challenge Portland Mayor Sam Adams in 2012, dodged a question today at the City Club of Portland on whether he plans to run. Instead of answering the question from a City Club member on whether he's considering a mayoral run, Blumenauer launched into a diatribe against the "corrosive" effects of nonstop political campaigns."This ...   More
Friday, February 25, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

One Last Sam Adams Clip Before His State of the City Speech

Sam Adams

 Rest easy, City Club of Portland. Mayor Sam Adams never tires of giving a State of the City speech. We note this on the eve of the mayor's annual speech this Friday, Feb. 18 only because we asked Adams in this week's cover story if he ever felt like telling City Club "screw it" when officials asked him to do the traditional speech.You'd think Adams might at least consider skipping it one time ...   More
Thursday, February 17, 2011 HANK STERN

Adams Admission Reaction: Mayor's State of City Address

"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

Confronting AIDS with CAP

The caliber of public discussion about AIDS has greatly improved since 1988 when there were 863 people recorded as living with AIDS in Oregon. The Cascade AIDS Project was only five years old, and about to embark on an AIDS awareness ad campaign that was to appear on the side of TriMet vehicles, and in The Oregonian. TriMet lasted a few days before pulling the tame picture of two fully clothed ...   More
Saturday, April 11, 2009 Megan Brescini

2010 Gov's Race: Don't Count Peter DeFazio Out Yet

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber got the political chattering classes wound up with a recent address to the City Club of Portland. Kitzhaber's speech ramped up speculation that he'll again seek the office he held from 19945 through 20023. (The Oregon Constitution limits a governor to serving no more than eight years in any 12-year period so Kitzhaber is eligible for a mulligan). Political insiders ...   More
Thursday, June 4, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

A One-Man Show: Kitzhaber at City Club

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber shared the stage this afternoon with an empty lectern after Republican Chris Dudley declined to appear in a candidate forum sponsored by the City Club of Portland. The empty podium left on stage by City Club wasn't the only dig at Dudley for being a no-show at the event in the downtown Governor Hotel. KGW anchor Russ Lewis, the forum's "moderator" ...   More
Friday, October 8, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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