Occasional comments about business and politics in Portland, Oregon, mixed in with stories from our city's colorful if not always compliant past.
"The more pity, that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly." -- Touchstone
The Lake Oswego mayor's race is unusually a bellwether race for the pulse of the metropolitan area this year. The Clackamas County voters are giving a slight edge to Kent Studebaker over establishment pillar Greg MacPherson, 6424 to 6385 at latest count. However, Lake Oswego extends into Multnomah and Washington Counties. Mr. Studebaker leads in Washington County, 2 to 0, but Mr. MacPherson leads in Multnomah County, 478 to 387, for a net lead by Mr. MacPherson of 50 votes out of nearly 14,000 counted. It may be a few days before they know which of them should shop for some mayoral robes.