The most exciting thing happening in Portland this week is the NCAA Basketball Tournamentâs arrival at the Rose Garden.
The least exciting, this and every other week: the mayorâs race.
We can fix this.
Using the fail-safe
American tradition, the March Madness bracket, we can arrive at a
better, more enticing candidate to succeed Sam Adams.Click below to see the full bracket
Our candidate field
of 64 is made of public figures who currently live in Oregon (sorry,
Storm Large), who have not held or sought political office (sorry, Max
Bauske) and who we would find entertaining if elected to City Hall
(sorry, Phil Knight).
We then seeded the
contenders in the bracket based on merit, sure, but more on fame,
influence and what we see as their likelihood of achieving a foothold in
the civic imagination.
And you get to vote!
Weâll ask you to vote
for your favorite in each matchup. Every week your choices will help
narrow the field-âand then we vote again until we have a new mayor.
Round Four voting has now closed
Round Two voting now closed.
Vera Katz Regional - Voting now closed
Bud Clark Regional - Voting now closed
Dorothy McCullough Lee Regional - Voting now closed
Josiah Failing Regional - Voting now closed
Round One voting has now closed. View the results here.
Vera Katz Regional â Voting now closed
Bud Clark Regional â Voting now closed
Dororthy McCullough Lee Regional â Voting now closed
Josiah Failing Regional â Voting now closed