Occasional comments about business and politics in Portland, Oregon, mixed in with stories from our city's colorful if not always compliant past.
"May God save the country, for it is evident that the people will not." -- Millard Fillmore
Portland City Council: Hales defeats Smith; Fritz defeats Nolan
Early Multnomah County returns with about half the vote counted indicate that Amanda Fritz has defeated Mary Nolan for the city council. Charlie Hales, as expected, has defeated Jefferson Smith by a wide margin.