The late Portland Mayor J.E. "Bud" Clark was profiled in The New Yorker just days before the free celebration of his life at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 15, in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

The May 10 article, "A Tavern Owner Who Became the Quintessential Mayor of Portland," covers his unexpected defeat of incumbent Mayor Frank Ivancie at the May 1984 election, his resulting national popularity, and his unlikely successes in office, including building the Oregon Convention Center, increasing the city's alcohol- and drug-treatment facilities, and coordinating 65 social-services agencies to assist Portland's considerable unhoused population.