Portland politics (+)
All of our local races went the way I was hoping. Specifically, lefter-than-average-even-for-Portland Jo Ann Hardesty completely trounced her centrist/liberal competitor to join City Council (Portland essentially has 5 mayors, the "mayor" is just a slightly more powerful council member)
Oregon politics (+)
@darius I was also very happy with the Oregon/Portland results - in addition to what you already mentioned, Jennifer McGuirk (who i'm reading is a fellow former Alaskan!) won the multnomah county auditor's election as well, with promises to take close looks at both local jails and the multnomah county sheriff's office.