Portland Mayor-elect Ted Wheeler has a reputation as a thoughtful, mild-mannered nerd.

But not if you talk trash about Mötley Crüe.

Wheeler took part Oct. 10 in WW's election-season saturnalia Candidates Gone Wild, taking questions from former LiveWire Radio host Courtenay Hameister to open the show.

Among them: What's the workout song he uses to get pumped up?

Wheeler's answer: "Wild Side" by Mötley Crüe.

Hameister asked the crowd if they were familiar with the Crüe. About half the audience in Revolution Hall was.

"It's classic rock," a woman shouted.

Wheeler's pungent retort is at the 4:17 mark of this video.