Big Checks and Balances

Charlie Hales leans on big donors, and a Portland developer plays two sides.

Political candidates like to say every vote counts. When it comes to campaign contributions, some people clearly have a louder voice than others. Last week, WW gave you an analysis of special-in   More
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 HEIDI GROOVER

Extra Seasoning

Records raise questions about Eileen Brady’s New Seasons résumé.

Early this month, New Seasons Market announced plans to build its 13th store on a vacant lot in North Portland’s Eliot neighborhood.  That’s good news for the listless economy and the u   More
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Political Animals

A field guide to the six groups that will choose the next mayor.

Cover Story
An L-shaped, linoleum-floored, union hall basement at Southeast 32nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard provided the perfect stage last week to show how power in Portland works.    It was ther   More
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Police Chief Mike Reese Is Looking At a Run For Mayor of Portland


Portland Police Chief Mike Reese is strongly considering running for mayor in 2012, and he's telling associates he could announce his candidacy as soon as this week, WW has learned.Three sources who have spoken directly with Reese about his plans tell WW that Reese has decided to seek to replace Mayor Sam Adams, the man who elevated him to the top police job last year. Adams has said he won't run for ...   More
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Pedaling By Her Own Rules

A 2003 police report says Eileen Brady told an officer to back off because she had ‘close friends’ at city hall.

Eight years ago, Eileen Brady ignored a police officer’s order to walk her bike through Tom McCall Waterfront Park.   More
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Playing the Wired Card

Jefferson Smith starts the marathon mayor’s race half-blind and stumbling. Here’s why he could still catch up.

State Rep. Jefferson Smith’s campaign for mayor isn’t off to an awe-inspiring start.   More
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 COREY PEIN

Hotseat: Eileen Brady

She’s running for mayor based on her business experience.

City Hall
Four years ago, Eileen Brady considered at launching her political career by challenging a two-term U.S. senator, Gordon Smith. At the time, some—including this newspaper—suggested she run for m   More
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 COREY PEIN


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