List of mayors of Portland, Oregon

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This is a list of mayors of the city of Portland, Oregon. Note: under Portland's system of government, members of the City Council (known as Commissioners) have many duties that are generally the domain of a mayor.

The current term for mayor of Portland is four years. Mayoral elections are held in May of US presidential election years (years divisible by four), during the Oregon primary election, with a runoff between the top two vote-getters held in November of the same year should no candidate garner a majority vote in the May election. The mayor-elect takes office the following January.

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# Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political Party
1 Hugh O'Bryant
(1813–ca. 1880)
1 April 1851 1 April 1852 Independent
2 A. C. Bonnell
(1801–1875)
1 April 1852 1852 Independent
3 Simon B. Marye
(18??–18??)
1 June 1852 1 June 1853 Independent
4 Josiah Failing
(1806–1877)
1 June 1853 1 June 1854 Independent
5 William S. Ladd
(1826–1893)
1 June 1854 1 June 1855 Democratic
6 George W. Vaughn
(1809–1877)
1 June 1855 1 June 1856 Independent
7 James O'Neill
(1824–1913)
1 June 1856 1 June 1857 Republican
8 William S. Ladd
(1826–1893)
1 June 1857 1 June 1858 Democratic
9 A. M. Starr
(1820–1891)
1 June 1858 1 June 1859 Republican
10 S. J. McCormick
(1828–1891)
1 June 1859 1 June 1860 Democratic
11 G. Collier Robbins
(1823–1907)
1 June 1860 1 June 1861 Independent
12 John M. Breck
(18??–18??)
1 June 1861 1 June 1862 Independent
13 William H. Farrar
(1826–1873)
1 June 1862 1 June 1863 Democratic
14 David Logan
(1824–1874)
1 June 1863 1 June 1864 Republican
15 Henry Failing
(1834–1898)
1 June 1864 1 June 1866 Republican
16 Thomas J. Holmes
(ca. 1819–1867)
1 June 1866 1 June 1867 Democratic
17 J. A. Chapman
(1821–1885)
1 June 1867 1 June 1868 Democratic
18 Hamilton Boyd
(18??–1886)
1 June 1868 1 June 1869 Independent
19 Bernard Goldsmith
(1832–1901)
1 June 1869 1 June 1871 Republican
20 Philip Wasserman
(18??–19??)
1 June 1871 1 June 1873 Republican
21 Henry Failing
(1834–1898)
1 June 1873 1 June 1875 Republican
22 J. A. Chapman
(1821–1885)
1 June 1875 1 June 1877 Democratic
23 William Spencer Newbury
(1834–1915)
1 June 1877 1 June 1879 Republican
24 David P. Thompson
(1834–1901)
1 June 1879 1 June 1881 Republican
25 J. A. Chapman
(1821–1885)
1 June 1881 1 June 1885 Democratic
26 John Gates
(1827–1988)
1 June 1885 27 April 1888
(died in office)
Republican
27 Van B. DeLashmutt
(1842–1921)
28 April 1888 1 June 1891 Republican
28 William S. Mason
(1832–1899)
1 June 1891 1 June 1894 Republican
29 George P. Frank
(1852–1896)
1 June 1894 1 June 1896 Republican
30 Sylvester Pennoyer
(1831–1902)
1 June 1896 1 June 1898 People's
31 William S. Mason
(1832–1899)
1 June 1898 27 March 1899
(Died in office)
Republican
32 W. A. Storey
(1854–1917)
16 May 1899 2 June 1900 Republican
33 Henry S. Rowe
(1851–1914)
2 June 1900 2 June 1902 Republican
34 George Henry Williams
(1823–1910)
2 June 1902 2 June 1905 Democratic
35 Harry Lane
(1855–1917)
2 June 1905 2 June 1909 Independent
36 Joseph Simon
(1851–1935)
2 June 1909 2 June 1911 Republican
37 Allen G. Rushlight
(1874–1930)
2 June 1911 2 June 1913 Republican
38 H. Russell Albee
(1867–1950)
2 June 1913 2 June 1917 Democratic
39 George Luis Baker
(1868–1941)
2 June 1917 2 June 1933 Democratic
40 Joseph K. Carson, Jr.
(1891–1956)
2 June 1933 2 June 1941 Democratic
41 Earl Riley
(1890–1965)
2 June 1941 2 June 1949 Democratic
42 Dorothy McCullough Lee
(1901–1981)
2 June 1949 2 June 1953 Republican
43 Fred L. Peterson
(1896–1985)
2 June 1953 2 June 1956 Republican
44 Terry Schrunk
(1913–1975)
2 June 1956 31 December 1972 Democratic
45 Neil Goldschmidt
(born in 1940)
1 January 1973 31 December 1978 Democratic
46 Connie McCready
(1921–2000)
1 January 1979 31 December 1980 Republican
47 Frank Ivancie
(born in 1924)
1 January 1981 31 December 1984 Democratic
48 Bud Clark
(born in 1931)
1 January 1985 31 December 1992 Independent
49 Vera Katz
(born in 1933)
1 January 1993 31 December 2001 Democratic
50 Tom Potter
(born in 1940)
1 January 2005 31 December 2008 Independent
51 Sam Adams
(born in 1963)
1 January 2009 31 December 2012 Democratic
52 Charlie Hales
(born in 1956)
1 January 2013 Incumbent Democratic

Portland mayors' portraits[edit]

The City of Portland mayor's office, in City Hall, contains a collection of mounted portraits of all the mayors to date. As of this writing[when?] only two mayors are missing from the collection: William H. Farrar (1862–1863) and Hamilton Boyd (1868–1869).

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