Sam and Beau: The Text Messages

The Attorney General's office just released a log (PDF) of text messages between Beau Breedlove and Mayor Sam Adams. The texts in the document span one week beginning Jan. 20, the day Adams held a news conference in which he publicly admitted to having a sexual relationship with Breedlove after lying about it for 16 months. The AG's office included texts between Breedlove and Adams, and redacted ...   More
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

On The Street, What Some Portlanders Think About John Kroger's Report On Sam Adams

After Attorney General John Kroger released his report yesterday on Mayor Sam Adams, we went out to ask a few Portlanders what they made of the report and Adams' actions with Beau Breedlove. Here's what the people we spoke with had to say: Niko Kerhulas Messenger "In this incidence I don't think he should be tossed out of office. But he has compromised himself." Willie Black Self-Employed "If ...   More
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Aaron Mendelson

Updated with Clarification: Attorney General John Kroger Tells Reporters Any Case "Was Too Weak to Charge."

Attorney General John Kroger stuck very closely to script in a noon press conference about the investigation report [PDF] his office released this morning regarding the 2005 relationship between Mayor Sam Adams and Beau Breedlove. Kroger, a Democrat who won election in 2008, was very specific about what his investigators found during their five-month investigation: “insufficient evidence ...   More
Monday, June 22, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Sam Adams Report Highlights

Here are some highlights of the report (PDF) by Attorney General John Kroger finding no sufficient credible evidence to justify criminal prosecution of Mayor Sam Adams. The investigation interviewed 57 witnesses and sorted through other records to answer what investigators called these key questions: 1) Did Adams have sexual intercourse with Breedlove before he turned 18? The report: Adams ...   More
Monday, June 22, 2009 HANK STERN

Unzipped Goes Back to The Political Well In Hopes of A Cover

Beau Breedlove may not be the only person with a political connection to pose this year on the cover of Unzipped magazine. The gay porn magazine now wants Levi Johnston on its cover, saying it would be "thrilled" to have the father of Sarah Palin's grandson. And apparently Johnston, who's become a gay icon, is apparently interested in posing nude "if the money's right." Hat tip to Gawker. In ...   More
Monday, August 17, 2009 HANK STERN

What Beau Breedlove Did For Halloween

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Monday, November 2, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Beau Breedlove Leaves Oregon, Starts Blogging

A man who made headlines in Oregon a year ago this month has left the state for Provincetown, Mass. Beau Breedlove's 2005 affair with then-City Commissioner Sam Adams — when Breedlove was 18 and Adams 41 — made Breedlove a household name in Portland. Now, Breedlove tells WW in an email today he's making a fresh start 2,600 miles from Portland at the tip of Cape Cod. Breedlove ...   More
Thursday, January 7, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Beau Breedlove Talks to Just Out: Adams "Lied"

Beau Breedlove is back in Portland and he sat down for a lengthy interview with Just Out. Breedlove's return may present another headache for Mayor Sam Adams, the politician whose name will always be linked to Breedlove's because of the sexual relationship they had in 2005, right after Breedlove's 18th birthday. As Adams tries to navigate the controversy swirling around the Aaron Campbell shooting ...   More
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

More of What We Learned From the Adams-Nkrumah Lawsuit

Reporting our story today about former mayoral spokesman Wade Nkrumah's lawsuit against the City of Portland revealed some interesting items and new information within the hundreds of pages of court documents in the case. Nkrumah's lawsuit alleges that his duty to provide open government as the mayor's spokesman in January 2009 was compromised by repeated lies told to him by Adams and his staff. ...   More
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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