Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Republican nominee Bud Pierce have confirmed five debates this fall.  

The first debate is scheduled for Bend on Sept. 24.

They’ll be debating once a week after that, including an OPB-sponsored debate Oct. 6 in Eugene.  

There are two debates in Portland: Sept. 30, sponsored by the City Club, and Oct. 20, with KGW and The Oregonian.

Pierce and Brown are also scheduled to debate Oct. 13 in Medford.  

The full schedule, as announced:

  • Sept. 24, Bend, sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists, The East Oregonian, Jefferson Public Radio and KTVZ-TV
  • Sept. 30, Portland, sponsored by the Portland City Club 
  • Oct. 6, Eugene, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Oregon Public Broadcasting 
  • Oct. 13, Medford, sponsored by KOBI-TV and KOTI-TV
  • Oct. 20, Portland, sponsored by KGW-TV and The Oregonian

Pierce’s campaign said it has accepted invitations for three more debates – two in Portland, and another in Medford. Brown’s statement said she is evaluating proposals for additional events “on a rolling basis.”