2016 Mayoral Candidate Interview Series

We sat down with four of the leading candidates for an in-depth discussion about cycling, transportation and the issues that matter to you.


Mayoral candidate David Schor: The BikePortland Interview

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on April 8th, 2016 at 1:17 pm

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David Schor in the BikePortland office March 24. He’s pushing for a government that offers more or better services, starting with affordable housing, and charges higher taxes to provide them.
(Photo: J.Maus/BikePortland)

Every mayoral candidate talks about helping low-income renters. But only David Schor has a plan for raising enough money to do so in a major way.

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Mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone: The BikePortland interview

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on April 1st, 2016 at 10:30 am

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We sat down with Sarah Iannarone to discuss her candidacy in Portland’s May 17 mayoral primary.
(Photo: M.Andersen/BikePortland)

No candidate for mayor is thinking bigger than Sarah Iannarone.

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Mayoral candidate Ted Wheeler: The BikePortland interview

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on March 22nd, 2016 at 1:35 pm


Wheeler in our office earlier this month.
(Photo: M. Andersen/BikePortland)

Ted Wheeler started changing Portland on the day he started running for mayor.

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Mayoral candidate Jules Bailey: The BikePortland interview

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on March 11th, 2016 at 1:50 pm


Bailey came by our office Wednesday for an in-depth conversation about biking-related issues.
(Photo: M.Andersen/BikePortland)

When Jules Bailey served in the state legislature, he was usually known as one of biking’s best friends in Salem. Now he’s running for mayor.

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Comment of the Week: Eight simple tips for wet riding

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on December 11th, 2015 at 5:47 pm

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Savor it.
(Photo: J.Maus/BikePortland)

For those of you who’ve moved to Oregon in the last year: yes, every winter is like this.

Just kidding. But this soggy, blustery week has certainly given us a reminder of what we do to pay for those long summer evenings. In Monday’s open thread about riding through the day’s downpour, BikePortland reader Pedal PT offered a list of simple suggestions for rainy riding. They’re a perfect introduction to a commute that can be surprisingly fun.

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